Update – What I Have Been Up To Lately

Update – What I Have Been Up To Lately

Hi there. I wanted to update you on what I have been up to lately. I know it’s been awhile since I have written you. I’ve been a bit scattered lately. I have been busy with work (my real job). I’ve  been thinking about what I want to do with this blog and my jewelry. I would like to share more of myself with you but the technical stuff is getting in the way. I didn’t realize that blogging was so complicated. There is all the background stuff you have to know or learn about getting subscribers, what tools to use to set up subscription buttons, taking pictures and making them pretty etc…  There is just so much. It’s overwhelming! I have decided to just write and start where I am or I will never start. I will have to learn as I go. The good thing is that you will get to grow with me! Really, I don’t want to stress about it any longer. I just want to write and share my thoughts. I just want to be me. The only person I can be.

I have some good news. I have started to make jewelry again! I have only made a few pieces but it felt so good to get organized and finally start. I’m so glad that I started by painting my craft room/jewelry studio. The color is relaxing and cheerful.  You can read about it here Jewelry Studio/Office Makeover   I still need to keep decorating the space. I got busy with decorating for Christmas and the holidays were so busy. I am planning to sit down, turn on my music, design jewelry, and get started making pieces really soon. In the meantime, here are some of the pieces that I made. I’ve already worn them. It’s nice to wear my own jewelry again!

I’m also adjusting to my youngest daughter being away at college. I see her more than I thought I would. I know that will change but for now, I think I’m doing well. I’ve been busy. I have started decorating the house a little. I find things for the house little by little. I had stopped shopping for a long time. I ran out of money! You can’t decorate a whole house at once. This is my second house and I sold or got rid of a lot of my old things. Decorating is fun if you don’t stress about it. I am learning and having fun. I would like to take a decorating class one day. That will give me something else to do. It’s on my bucket list.

What have you all been up to? Are there any empty nesters out there? Let me know how you are doing and how you are adjusting to your empty nest.

I wish you all a Happy New Year! The best is yet to come!