(Dusts off everything)
(Looks around a large, empty space)
I started this blog as a playful sanctuary after what had been a very unplayful few years. It was a place to encourage a happy side of my personality and challenge myself to find playful moments in each day. I did, and along the way discovered the joy that is a crafting tech savvy community. It's been so fun.
I've always tried to maintain this playful personality for the blog as I never intended it to be 'real life'. I didn't want names and so much of me on here that you knew my day by day life. I wanted it to be like a slightly hyped up version of me whose soups always turn out delicious & jumps in every puddle.
With the birth of my daughter has come a realisation: I am more Miss Playful than I'd ever hoped imagine. From the time I started this blog till now, I've got better at being me. I only realised this recently when I received an email from a reader who'd enjoyed reading through the last few pages of posts. The words she used to describe the blog surprised me: it was exactly where I wanted to be at this stage in my life.
So returning after a hiatus I wonder why I would blog now as it feels like I'm no longer creating a personality that I need to remind myself to allow myself to be.
But I do love blogging and podcasting....
So I'm returning. A little quieter for a while but back nonetheless. I've just realised i can blog from my phone too which means I can blog whimsically and informally now whenever I feel like it (I rarely get the chance to sit on my laptop these days). There might be a difference in posts or things may stay exactly the same because apparently when I was looking for me I found I was here all along.
Funny how that works out isn't it?