Six months ago I started my blog.
Time really does fly. When I was about twelve I was with my mother and my grandmother, and they had a little conversation that went like this:
Mom: Is it true the older you get the faster time flies?
Grandma: Oh YEAH!
Mom: Then it must just be whipping by for you.
So so true.
I spent much of the second half of 2013 wanting to blog. The Husband kept asking me why. In sewing and quilting I find so much inspiration in seeing the work of others. I wanted a way to share what I was doing with friends and family, inspire others in their own projects, and motivate myself to get things done a little faster than I typically tend to. In January he helped me get setup to start my blog.
Six months in and I think I'm achieving those goals. I've also all but abandoned my plans to work on programming. (It's still on the bucket list, it just isn't high enough priority at the moment.) More and more time has been spent in front of my sewing machine, or organizing fabric and sewing related supplies. I've made progress on some old WIPs and UFOs. At the moment I have a small quilt top (table runner) completed and ready to quilt. Now that The Boy's birthday has passed, I'll have to get focused on that project.
I'm loving WordPress and the Tiny Forge theme and figuring out how to do what I want it to do. It's only a matter of time before I decide to learn enough code to personalize the theme more. For now, I'm so pleased with how well it works for me.
If you're new to my blog, here are some of my works in progress. I hope to turn these into finishes soon!
To paraphrase my mother, "Twelve months will go by whether you have finished a quilt at the end of the year or not." Meaning, don't be discouraged by the length of time a project might take.
Looks to me like your blog is making it easier for you to get your projects up and running, Sarah, and it is fun to cheer you along. Plus it makes me feel more organized watching you be organized!
Thanks, Marji! It's been hugely motivating for me. And I'm glad you feel more organized by proxy. :-)
Happy Blogaversary!! The first half of this year really did fly by. I wish there was a way to slow things down sometimes. I guess the only thing to do is enjoy each bit of it, making the most of it. WordPress has been so fun to work with. My oldest son has shown me so much but he does the bits of programming that are needed.
You're right, it is so important to slow down and enjoy the "now" of life. So glad your son is helping you. That's great.