Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blogging is a funny thing

I started this blog in 2009 when I was completely miserable in the middle of grad school. Creating things and blogging about them was an escape. A way to make something tangible instead of gathering data. A way to be creative without feeling like my career depended on the quality of the product. A way to connect to people without worrying about whether they thought I was smart. A way to avoid thinking about living in a place where I couldn't put down roots.

I'm crafting and blogging less these days and I think that's a good thing. I'm finally living in a place with family. My husband and I both have fulfilling jobs that we generally look forward to going to. I'm getting out and enjoying the community where I live. I'm trying to reestablish roots in my hometown.

I've rediscovered my joy for life. I didn't realize how buried it was until last year when I finished my PhD and left academia. My joy still comes from making things but it also comes from a lot of other things that are a little easier on the budget and aren't as easy to capture in pictures.

So I'm still here and still finding creative outlets but the balance of life has tipped a bit and I'm rolling with it. I will probably post in fits and starts but I think I'm at peace with that. This blog has never been about gathering a ton of followers... it's been about remembering the things that I make and the people I make them for.


  1. Yay!!! It is great to hear that you are doing so well and finally finding balance and center in your life. Love that pic, too-- so fun, and you look so happy! :)

  2. Yay Kris! It's good to be happy, but I do miss you and hope you keep popping in from time to time!

  3. I agree, that is exactly how I feel about my blog as well. Just as long as you keep posting every now and then so we know you are alive and well :)


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