birthdays + breaks + beginning (again)

happybirthdayToday’s my birthday, friends! And while it sounds sort of nuts, my no. 1 gift to myself is my own blog. Woo! Wait, what?

You see, hard as it is to admit, I learned this past summer that I can’t, in fact, do it all. And after years of juggling a full-time job, a part-time small business, a needy household, all the while still making time for friends, family, freelance work, pets, nachos and (on the rare occasion) myself, I was burned out, bad.

Keeping up this ol’ site should be fun more than anything, but for a while there, it felt too much like a chore, or even worse, work. I was unhappy, unenthusiastic and tired down to my very bones. So I took a little break. That turned into a long-ish break. And you know what? I really needed it!

In the not-so-distant past, I would’ve been stressed to the max about the (many) months in between this post and my last, but the newly 31-year-old me isn’t sweatin’ it. Mostly because I know you’re good people, and that you understand. But also, with time to recharge, I was able to actually relax and think of fun things I’d be excited to share in this space. (Read: Rad projects in the works!)

I’m happy to be back, and if you’re still reading, happy that you stuck around.



P.S. I found the image above here.

6 thoughts on “birthdays + breaks + beginning (again)

  1. So glad you are back! I’ve always been one of those creepy-never commenting-followers of your blog (wow, that sounds bad when you write it out) but I have always loved reading High Plains Thrifter. Congrats on beating the burnout!

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