Friends! 2018 has certainly gotten away from me. I had such grand plans for Amaia Papaya, but then life with two young kids happened. I went back to my day job in January and my husband picked up a second job around the same time. That meant my sewing & blogging time was cut back to nearly nothing. But I am still here, still committed to making things happen. Why? Because this is what I love. Sewing, creating, writing, and sharing my journey.
My son's first birthday is coming up fast, and as a gift to myself (because let's be honest, we need to celebrate mom for getting through the 1st year!) I'm committing to carving out time for sewing writing, reading again (it's been several YEARS since I've picked up and completed a book), and making self-care/health a priority. It's not that I've stopped sewing during the past 8 months. It's just that it has felt hectic, forced and quite honestly I should have been sleeping instead. Fast forward to today, my husband is no longer working two jobs and our family schedule seems a bit back to normal.
So here we are, September is upon us and we're shifting into fall. Holiday season in the maker world is absolute craziness. I've laid out my goals for the next six months. Small attainable check-marks that make me feel focused and not so hectic. If I reach these goals, great. If I don't, life will move on.
When I originally sat down to write this blog post, I intended to do a fabric haul. But instead all of this just came out. I guess I needed to provide a little update on where life stands before I jump back into things. 2018 has been an amazing year so far. Stressful? Yes. Chaotic? Yes. But also a darn good year in so many other ways. My husband was finally granted permanent residency here in the US, we reached so many milestones with Alexander, Amaia turned 4 and is blossoming into such an amazing young lady, we spent almost two weeks on vacation in Florida, and now we are looking forward to so many more adventures this fall. I really feel like I'm turning a new leaf with a newly found sense of focus and direction.
Thanks for sticking around this year. It means the world. Fingers crossed, my plan is to post bi-weekly. Stay tuned for more to come! Leave a comment and let me know what you've been up to this year!