I don't know exactly when it happened, but when it did, I knew it was going to be great.
I met Brooke sometime within the last year or so. We were both expecting our first babies and due about the same time. It was awesome to share our pregnancies with each other (She has an adorable and incredibly stylish little girl!). Not only that, it's amazing how many things our little families have in common, especially our hubbies.
Brooke nominated me to be the next stop on the tour through blogland (Thank you Brooke!), and set me up with some questions. So here goes:
What am I working on right now?
I think the better question for me right now is "what am I not working on?" My typical Darby Fashion would start and finish something well and fast, so as to race through a perfectly color coded to do list. Right now, however, I am a hot mess. I have about 3 bazillion projects going on at the same time, and I don't know where to start so I will start a new project. I've got half of the laundry done, 39 unfinished blog drafts, 4 craft projects on my dining room table, 3 recipes I'm testing in the kitchen, 3 piles of papers I should be grading right now (don't worry kiddos if you're reading this I will have them done for you by tomorrow morning), 5 books started with a bookmark in the middle laying around the house, part of Dutch's baby album finished, and really I could go on and on with this list. So I think my new process of working on projects is different: I can't stay as focused as I used to on one thing so I do a lot of little parts instead. I'm not sure how effective this is (in fact, I'm pretty sure it isn't effective at all), but this is where I am right now at this point in my life. I'm a little messier and a lot slower than I used to be but I'm learning to accept this aspect of my new life. I know it is just a phase and wont last forever so I'm embracing the fact that my dishwasher door is open and half loaded.
Why do I write/create what I do?
Why do I blog? Because I adore the blogging community. It has encouraged me in more ways than I could list. In short though, blogging makes me a better person. Sounds crazy, right? Not really. I have met so many amazing women (in real life) as a result of blogging that have changed me. They have encouraged me psychologically, spiritually, relationally, professionally, creatively, etc.
Why do I make new recipes? Because, quite honestly, I love to eat :-)
Why do I craft? I find such joy in making things with my hands. Creating something is relieving for me....and a lot cheaper than therapy lol (refer to Monday's post on Steel Magnolias ha!)
Why do I take a million pictures? I certainly do not have any plans or dreams of becoming a photographer. I don't have that kind of talent, but I do find photography to be a fun learning experience and hobby for me. I think everyone should have something that they find fun to work on or to learn. It's always a good thing to be growing. Photography is my thing I like to learn about and grow in. I find it fun, but I do apologize for clogging up your social media feeds. I get a little carried away sometimes ooops!
How does my writing/creative process work?
If you refer to the first question, you might be thinking: chaotic. For the most part, you would be correct in that assumption. Generally though, I will get an idea while I'm exercising or showering and then I just research my options and dive in. I don't think too much about it and I just go. Most of the time this is good, because I don't leave myself time to think or develop fear and back out.
Ok so there you have it! If you would like to be the next stop on the tour, leave a comment!