Let's catch up.
March 4th I turned 37. Somehow I am now older than most people I meet. When did that happen? I am experiencing a major struggle to lose weight too. Bleh. My face shape is shifting, my eyes appear smaller..is that even possible?
Right now, I am in Arizona visiting the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Four Corners and some other landmarks for the kids Spring Break. It has been fun vacationing and relaxing for a change. Still orienting to the new job which is quite detailed oriented (something I am not used to) and have a few weeks to go. I think when it is all over and I am on my own working 5pm-130am, I will enjoy the peace and quiet. My family is a complete stimulus overload which is more noticeable on vacation for some reason.
I took this picture on the way to the Grand Canyon, but it does look symbolic now that I write this post.
My struggle with my weight has lead me to Weight Watchers, a place I turned to in the past and was reminded of that from an old friend (thank you Tiffany if you are reading this). I have lost 5 pounds on the program and am getting in 4 work outs a week thanks to a bet/encouragement from my blog buddy Elena Roussakis (Just Me Prints). Losing weight coupled with a thyroid condition is a total uphill battle, but I am confident that by putting it higher on the priority list, I can reach my goal. Therefore, crafting has taken a bit of the back seat while I try to gain a better footing on managing the rest of my full life with crafting. When I first started to blog, I loved the thrill of the challenges, meeting new people, and being creative. That pursuit led me down a path in which my every free moment was devoted to card making in some way: thinking about card design, looking at cards and products, or actually crafting. A year or so later and I realize that I am not happy with the way I look and feel and need to stop crafting as much in order to make room for the gym, time with my family, and overall happiness with the rest of my life. In other words, I need to craft pendulum to go back to center. I am sure many of you have already been down this path and can relate.
So about the ol' blog...in the last week, I have also lost a slew of followers. They always seem to leave in groups. It makes me feel like I did something wrong. Has my evolving style turned off viewers? Is it my decreased number of posts? What is it? I can handle one here or there but the mass exodus has me scratching my head. (PS in case some of you tell me that they are just leaving because reader is becoming obsolete, they were email followers) I need answers and since emailing them and asking them directly is a bit extreme (no matter how tempting it is), I thought I would ask the public.
Sooooo....in honor of my birthday....and since my blog has been a bit neglected....and because I need to know some information, I am offering up a prize.
Leave a comment here by Friday March 29th at 1159 Mountain time on why you chose to unsubscribe from a blog and I will draw a winner when I return.
The prize includes a 6x6 paper pack, if I recall it is from MME, and some other goodies which I can't remember and have no picture of right now since I am away, but I promise it's good!
Thanks for helping and listening,