Tuesday, June 04, 2013

my bliss led me back.




it has been a long, long while and boy, i'm glad to be back. over the past year, i've sat down at my desk at least two dozen times with all the right intentions... to blog, to work, to design. something kept leading me away - not just my rambunctious children - but perhaps something internally pulling me back.  i knew i wasn't ready. i didn't really have the ambition or the focus.

i've taken my time. i've thought about a plan. and here i am.

not only has my sweet little newborn babe grown into a giant toddler, overachieving his nickname of 'hank the tank', but i've also grown.  i feel confident in the change of my business direction. my focus will no longer be web design, i won't be scheduling clients and feeling pressure of meeting deadlines.  i'm simply taking a relaxed approach... fitting blogging and design into my life, rather than fitting my life into a job i grew to dislike.

i have a passion for design, both online and offline.  we live in a creative, happy, healthy home. when you walk through our front door for a visit, i want you to feel comfortable, inspired, uplifted and excited.  i hope to connect with you, my blog reader, on that very same level.

...so welcome back!

11 comments:

Danielle said...

So very very happy your back! I've missed your blog.

Joy said...

Looks beautiful Sarah! I'm so happy you're back!

Craft and Decorate said...

I'm really very happy to hear that you're back Sarah!
Although i never posted a comment on your blog, i was always happy to see a new post from you on my screen.
And coming to that time and break thing; what you said here and your last post has inspired me a lot. I'm a civil engineer, who feels like missing the life running out of the window, because of sitting at the office whole day!.. While i was studying and at the beginning of my working life, i was happy with what i've got. Because working, doing big things, building big big big buildings was all i wanted-because that was all i have been thought-. I was very happy to get more and more burden on my shoulders because i was thinking that i would always be at that age, feeling like i can see the nature, smell a flower, bake a nice bread, see my loved ones anytime i want. I was strongly believing that i had time ahead. It took six years for me to see that in fact every day was very similar to the one i spent and every tomorrow would be very similar too. I had been keeping all my desires to craft, to bake, to enjoy the day and life for a tomorrow that never came. I'm still working at the office, still not feeling brave enough to leave all the "success" behind and enjoy a sunny morning, a fresh breakfast. I've been with the love of my life for eight years-one and half years as married- yet still not feeling brave enough to be a mom. Because i'm afraid of "enjoying simple things". I feel like success is designing a building, making future business plans. Because this was what i had been tought. But it's not enough for me now. I don't want to add more burdens and responsibilities on my shoulders but only enjoy simplicity. I don't want deadlines. I don't want to feel "oh God i 'have to' do this" thing anymore. Sorry that i kept writing for so long but all i wanted to say was, what you said here and before encoureged me about leaving the thin line on which i've been walking for soooo long time. Life is short and it's better to enjoy than thinking very deeply.
Thank you and welcome back.
Lots of love..

christine, just bella said...

So, so happy to see you back, Sarah :) :)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

she's baaaaaack! and I'm so excitedddddddd! my PIN IT button is ready ;) xoxox

Heather said...

I've kept your blog in my reader waiting for this day! Welcome back, Sarah! I can't wait to see what you have planned. :)

Lisa Joy said...

Yahoo, welcome back! It's funny, I've kept your blog on my iGoogle homepage for this last year because I love your designs and ideas so much (especially your kids' rooms!), and just last week I almost deleted the feed because I wondered if you'd shut down the blog. I'm so happy I waited and that you're back to share with us once again! Good things are worth the wait. :)

breezebot said...

So glad you're back! You were missed! :)

patsy said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful download!
I just printed it & I will frame it to go in the hallway in my home- I love it & it will help me remember to do just that- choose joy!

YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!

Walkin with the Walker's said...

I am so happy you are back! A year ago I found your blog and fell in love with your design and attention to detail! I am a Canadian but have moved to the US to marry my hubby! I have 2 beautiful girls and have read your blog and got so much help from you. I always loved looking at your blog, you made me feel closer to home! I would always check to see if you were back writing and was so disappointing when you were still taking a break! You just made my night to see you are blogging again! WELCOME BACK!!!

mzrichee said...

i'm so glad you're back because i love your blog. i've never commented before but felt like i should this time. and thank you for all the freebies you put out. i look forward to seeing all the neat things you've done and want to share. welcome back! :)

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