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Pivot

Morning all!

I wanted to do a quick check-in. I’ve changed my blog around a bit this weekend. When I first started this five years ago, I thought I’d eventually pivot to craft designing. While I enjoy making very much, and have even designed a couple of things here and there, I’ve realized I have very little passion or desire to design anything. Give me a pattern and I will make it. But design? No.

I feel pretty good about that. Your hobbies don’t have to become your hustle.

But I have been doing more writing. There’s something about staying at home for a year during a pandemic and questioning all your life choices that makes you realize you should do more of the things you love. I decided that I wanted a website that would showcase my writing a little more. I don’t think much will change around here – I will still do craft updates of my (very slow progress), and I’ve already been writing about non-craft related stuff.

But I’m hoping to broaden the scope of my blog a bit. I’ve added a portfolio page to list my published works, which at the moment consists of (HAH!) just one entry (cue: “One is the Loneliest Number” here). I was published ten years ago in a journal that is now unfortunately defunct. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, the link is still available if you’d like to take a look.

Some background – in 2010, my friends and I had a short-lived book club and we all read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I didn’t like it at all (no disrespect to the author – maybe I’d like it now, but 26-year-old me just wasn’t feeling it). I wrote a parody of it and sent it to my friends – they all seemed to like it, so I decided to get that published. And somehow, it was.

I will say, my husband read the book several years ago based on my Goodreads review (pasted below) and loved it. So you don’t have to take my word for it.

“Here’s a brief synopsis of this book:

Man and his son walk along road.
Their life sucks.
This road sucks.
They walk along the road.
Oh look, they found food.
Life sucks.
The road sucks.
Cannibals?”

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  1. I LOVE the look and the redesign! And I can’t wait to read more of your work. And for what it’s worth, I despised The Road and it threw me into a weeks-long depression. Even though some of the writing was really beautiful, it was a pretty awful read.

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  2. So, I guess I need to read the book to understand the parody. I will put that on my list. It is good to see that you are pursuing what you are really interested in doing. It is nice to get back to basics. Today’s fast paced technology and media bombardment has left many people turning in circles and never really grounding themselves. I for one have stepped back and prioritized what is really important in my life, (of course getting older adds to that, lol). I look forward to reading your work. Your intelligence and perceptive look at things is always refreshing. Love you.

    Dad

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    • Aw thanks Dad! I definitely need to get better about grounding myself – it has been too easy to be addicted to my phone after this crazy pandemic. Love you too!

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  3. Aw thanks Dad! I definitely need to get better about grounding myself – it has been too easy to be addicted to my phone after this crazy pandemic. Love you too!

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  4. I think it’s awesome that you’re reevaluating and making some changes based on what makes you happy! I hope you get opportunities to do more writing. I confess, I haven’t read The Road but I’m pretty sure I’d hate it. Though my husband loves it, and owns a first edition (I think), my son said it was really depressing and told me enough about it that I’m fine just skipping it! Husbands are weird. 😉

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