I’m at the coffee shop right now. I have all my writing ‘tools’ laid out in from of me and I’m ready to go.
So of course I need to write this blog post RIGHT NOW. No, I’m not stalling, YOU ARE!
Anyway… this week has been madness for me. Carpet Madness! (That’s an Absolutely Fabulous reference that is my fav. So there.) But in a really good way. Where do I even start?
After a very, very, VERY long time of searching and applying, my lovely hubby found a job and starts next week. YAY to the millionth … decimal? I have no idea where I was going with that sentence.
It’s a huge relief for both of us, but it also means BIG CHANGES because that’s how we roll. Another move – let’s hope it’s somewhat permanent – and early mornings for him. God bless him, he will be one tired guy for weeks.
But that’s not even all! Of course not, because CHANGE. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! David Bowie, man did that guy know ALL THE THINGS. And, according to many memes, he held the Universe together. What a loss. 😦
(Also, I totally looked up how many ch I had to add because singing out loud in the coffee shop brings you nothing but stares.)
This week a series of things fell into place – think Tetris – and the result was an epic 5-line score. No wait, that’s Tetris. The actual result was that I reopened my Etsy shop. Remember my art? Yeah, it’s been 2 YEARS since I picked up a paint brush.
I burnt out hard in 2014 and decided I needed an art break. I had no idea it would be for so long! Actually, I didn’t even plan on touching anything until next year, but like I said things happened, opportunities came knocking and I answered. Because I like them opportunities 😉
I’m scattered, can you tell? It’s November (NaNoWriMo, yo!) and that means I’m juggling ALL THE THINGS and apparently yelling/typing in caps. I promise next month I’ll be less jittery and yelly. Maybe.
Let’s focus here, Angie.
My shop is officially open and there are a few pieces in there. Mostly abstract watercolours and a few birdies that I held back from Angie’s Art Auction (which was a HUGE success. YAY!) I plan on spending some time this weekend flipping my brain back to Artist Mode and determining where my art is headed.
I’m excited and surprised because in the two days it’s been open, I’ve already had sales. Crazy considering a few months ago art was NOT on my radar.
As for my writing…well…it’s going. Going-ish. Okay, I’m almost 7,000 words behind. SHUT UP DON’T JUDGE ME!
I’ve been vlogging about my NaNo journey on YouTube (you can watch those videos here) and it’s been quite an experience for me – fun and terrifying all at once! I feel like that’s a great way to summarize life.
Wow, I’m all about deep thoughts tonight. Must be the latte.
And that’s where I’m at right now. Changes, art and writing. So, you know, same same. And because I want to tie this all up in a nice little package, I’m gonna end with my Tetris analogy. Enjoy. 🙂
My life is like Tetris. I have stacks of coloured blocks kicking around. Separately they are odd and out of place, but together they make beautiful lines. Some are square, some are L-shaped, and others are wonky Z-shapes, which are a pain in the ass to fit some times. But they DO all fit, it just takes patience and a bit of foresight to find the right spot. I’m learning where those blocks go and building lines. Beautiful, right?
(featured image courtesy of Wicker Paradise via Flickr)