Friday, August 14, 2015

PERSPECTIVE IS A FUNNY THING

Well, it's been a little while.

Months actually.

I would say I'm sorry about that if this blog ever had any real readers, but it didn't so much, so I will be abashedly unapologetic about my absence. I've never been the best time manager. I'm so incredibly jealous of those women that are able to work full time, maintain a beautiful home and family, create art, and blog about it. I wonder if they sleep.

I need my sleep.

And so something had to give, and for a long while it was this blog. But I hope to be back. Specifically because my life is changing big time.

And by big time, I mean with something - someone - very tiny.

Meet my very favorite DIY project ever, Patrick Ryan. 


The little life-changer came on April 21st, 2015 at 12:24 am. He was a breech baby so he was delivered via c-section. The picture above was taken when he was just minutes old. He is just perfect.

The nine months leading up to his birth were a blur of doctor's appointments, home preparations and trying to keep my eyes open at work. I thought there was nothing that could be harder than pregnancy. Until he showed up.

But things have gotten much easier and we are so incredibly in love with him it's hard to imagine life before he came along.

Here is our little blue eyed boy today, at three and a half months.

He has already given me a whole new perspective on things. Like life is too short to be stressing over things you don't enjoy.

I do enjoy writing here, but I don't enjoy the stress of wondering if anyone is listening. So I'm going to stop worrying about that.

I'm also going to stop worrying about making sure everything is specifically DIY focused and post about what I want, and do it when I want.

Oh, and there's one more (big) small detail to mention. A new URL. While in the midst of the baby fog I let my URL expire, and some jackass from China swept in and stole it to hold for ransom. It's possible that I will eventually get www.231blog.com back, but I'm not going to stress over it. So in the meantime I've navigated to www.231designs.com. I have some big plans for a design related etsy shop and maybe even an app some time down the line... So I'm rolling with it, and 231designs it is. If you've got 231blog bookmarked (Mom, I'm talking to you) now would be a good time to update. 

In the meanwhile look forward to seeing what we were up to in the months I wasn't posting. Much of it was baby related but some of it was not. And I'm looking forward to sharing it with you. 



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