Hello friends -
I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted on here. It hasn't been intentional, sometimes life just happens for too many days and weeks and months in a row.
So many things have changed around for me personally and I'm very excited about the future and a little crazy in the present. I feel like I've been in a constant desire for "reset/fresh start" for months without success. One reason is because I've been in "wait" mode for what feels like forever with regard to my home and financial situation.
I've been living on a rather tight budget for quite a while and to help get out of that frustrating spot, I'm actually changing my living situation. I've been renting for a while and the place was in the right location and the perfect size for me and McGee and while it was not expensive, when added to a ridiculously high car payment (my own fault) I was living pretty tight. But it was old and had some super duper flaws as well.
I talked it over with my parents and they helped me get a loan and after looking at a few different options, we have decided to build me a little house on the back of their property. It's going to be small (750 sq ft) but fresh and new and cute. Plus it will be close to them which was one of my priorities. It will also have a flaw or two (only satellite internet - sigh), but I think overall it will be great and I'm excited.
In the meantime, however, that means I'm living in one of the bedrooms at my parents house. I have way too much stuff for one room and even though I rented a storage unit, I brought way too much with me and it's crowded and a mess. I'm going to have to do better and take more to storage or I'll go crazy. I also have a very tiny crafting space so my projects are going to have to take up less space, make less mess and require less supplies. This is something I'm going to have to work at because currently, I'm failing. But this is only 6 months (I keep telling myself that) and I can handle it for that long.
I'm planning to start a personal blog still on this site where I want to document what's happening with the house project. All of the crafting will still be on this main blog, but I wanted to have a place I could talk about the house and my self improvement efforts as well as my newly diagnosed struggle with "diabeetus." (I always call it that. I can't help myself. Sorry.) You'll be able to find this blog in the sites main navigation as soon as the first post is up.
I have more to talk about with regard to what's been going on around here but I'm going to break the posts into pieces. Thanks for sticking with us through the dry spell and I'm looking forward to getting back to the fun around here.