I should be telling you that I'm so glad you're here...but instead I'm going to tell you that I'm so glad I'M here (though actually, I'm also glad you're here too!). I've been in a serious blogging/life funk for quite sometime and today, for no particular reason, I suddenly feel like myself again. *clouds part* But really, I'm so excited to get back into the swing of things, enjoy October, prepare for the holidays, reconnect with other bloggers, the whole enchilada! Yay! Since I've been out of the loop for a while, I thought I'd participate in the Tour Through Blogland that's been going around. Thanks to Ana from It's Been Delicious for inviting me in on this fun little hop!
What am I working on? A ton of Fall/Winter DIY's! This is absolutley my favorite time of the year for crafting. There's seriously nothing more soothing to me than turning on the Christmas station (yes, in October) and spending the evening crafting, drinking anything warm/pumpkin flavored, and just relaxing. Some of my favorite projects so far have been some beanies and a few pillows. I can't wait to share them with you!
How does my work differ from others of this genre? This is a hard question because I feel like I'm only just beginning to understand what my genre really is. I've been trying to figure out how to answer this and I just can't for now. Blah. #ifail. OH, I use a lot of hash-tags in my posts even though you can't click them and they lead you nowhere. It's probably annoying, but it' what makes me #different. #seewhatididthere
Why do I write/create what I do? A long time ago I decided I wasn't going to write about my health on here anymore, simply because I do not like sympathy. This blog did come about because of my health issues though, so I suppose I shouldn't simply throw them off to the side and pretend they don't exist. I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in my small intestine when I was in college, and that was a total nightmare but I powered through. Fast forward to now, I am currently undergoing treatment for another (very small, very much not dangerous but still annoying and painful) tumor in my right breast. It doesn't stop me from living my life the way I want to. I work, go out, have fun, etc etc. I just take a ton of medicine and go to physical therapy and such. Anyway, I blog and create as a way to remind myself that I am not dying. I have a big beautiful, creative soul within me and I've got to let that thing shine, know what I mean? It's easy to feel down and emotionally drained going through all of this, but blogging has given me such awesome and supportive friends and it's pushed me to work harder to be a better version of myself every day. That is why I blog, and I need to remind myself of this a lot more often.
How does your writing/creative process work? Creativity wise...I'm a giant penny-pincher, so when I see something pretty or cool anywhere, my mind immediately thinks "how can I recreate this without spending a lot of money?" (example: this $3 Anthropologie inspired garland). It's fun and challenging and I really like that! I'm pretty good about coming up with ideas...the writing is what kills me because I'll open up a post, write like a maniac and five seconds later I decide I've rambled too much and start rewording everything. Then I get annoyed with myself. Such as now.
On to some goal setting! I'm kind of freaking out that it's already October. I never understand where the time goes. Like...it was just September 1st about 5 seconds ago. Sigh. Nonetheless, October will be a really fantastic month!
1. Do our wedding registry. According to wedding experts we are super behind on this.
2. Go on a hike. I haven't been in so, so long.
3. Go apple picking! We go every year, and I'm incredibly excited to make it happen soon!
4. Edit my wardrobe. Too much I don't wear. Super unnecessary. You get the picture.
5. Hang out with more blogger friends (in person or virtually!). I always feel more committed and inspired when I'm constantly in touch with like minded bloggers.
6. Take more photos. I barely picked up my camera in September!
7. Take 2 Skillshare classes. I have a membership that I am not fully taking advantage of and I have to change that!
What are your goals for October?
Linking up with: Melyssa for Weekly Wishes
OH, PS: Andrew and I are going to be in the audience today for the recording of Dancing With The Stars. It's airing tonight and I am (not so secretly) hoping our faces pop up in the background! We want to be celebrities. Duh.