First of all, my profoundest apologies for going dark for so long.
I think more has happened in the last four months that the previous four years.
All of the hard work and longs nights are finally paying off. My husband graduates in May, and two days after that we’re flying out of El Paso, TX. Believe me, the anxiety of the job hunt was starting to drive us both nuts. Then, completely out of the blue, he was contacted by a recruiter and 11 days later, he had a job in hand. The best part about this job may be the location. . .
. . .We’re moving to Virginia! I had always wanted to live on the East Coast, but never assumed it would ever happen. I am, as you can imagine, a huge fan of American History, and I’ll be living around SO much of it. I’m so excited for that! I’m also not moving too far out of the South. As someone who’s never lived above the Mason-Dixon line, my blood is thin and my tolerance of cold weather is almost non-existent. I already have plans for a vegetable garden and a rabbit run. (I’ve always loved having pet rabbits, but I am a strong believer that you must meet them on their own terms. Rabbits make great pets, so long as they are at their happiest. Rabbits are happiest when they can dig and run around and eat all their favorite snacks. I didn’t feel good keeping a rabbit in our cold, damp, dark apartment. So, as soon as I have a house with a yard, I will build the most extravagant rabbit habitat the mind of woman can conceive of. They will be able to go out and dig safely, and come inside whenever their little hearts desire. The vegetable garden will provide for humans and bunnies alike, to the benefit of all. Rabbit Rant over.)
I think it’s safe to say that a whole new territory of antique stores to explore will yield tons of content for this blog. I have also looked into what it would take to travel for New York, because I am dreaming of rampaging through the city looking for fabric.
I also get to look forward to quitting my job once and for all. I think I may reveal where I’ve been working this whole time once I’m finally done. I could have an entire blog just ranting about dumb stuff that happens there, but it is a large and litigious company so I’ve kept my mouth shut. For now, mwuahahaha.
As if all this wasn’t enough for one year, the biggest development of all happens to be the reason why I haven’t posted at all since the start of the year.
In September, we will be joined by a baby boy!
Once we move, I will have three months to get everything ready. Oof. I get tired just thinking about it all. New town, new job for my husband, new apartment, and a new baby. 2019 really packs a punch.
I won’t bore you with the details here. This is not a family/mommy/baby blog and I don’t think I’m even capable of writing such a thing. But I did want to let anyone who was curious as to why I disappeared. My first trimester hit me like a ton of bricks. Luckily morning sickness didn’t hit me in the morning, so I was able to keep my same work schedule. But that did mean that by the time I got home I was exhausted and sick. Any thought of working on projects that meant leaving the couch were out of the question. I have gotten into writing fiction, (a couch dweller friendly hobby) and have enjoyed it so much I may pursue it more in the future. Even now that my energy is coming back, it is almost impossible for me to focus on anything for more than a few minutes. I have one maternity outfit that I have to make, or else I literally won’t have anything to wear to my husband’s graduation.
It’s a lot. It’s easy for me to feel overwhelmed. I’m not worried about maintaining any kind of out-put on this blog for this year. One of my greatest fears of impending mother-hood is how much it will change. I know I’m not alone when I say I am afraid of loosing myself, either in part or whole in the process. Creative pursuits are a fundamental part of my understanding of who I am, and I don’t see that going away, but I have no idea what the future holds for me.
Hang tight, y’all.