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Overhaulin’

My current project is overhauling this blog. I’ve neglected it for so long because I felt that is was a selfish thing. I only started it as a way to document my crafting endeavors, to try to connect with like-minded crafters, and to have a spot to write since I’m now a stay-at-home mom and no longer working as a graphic designer & writer. But, just as my crafts are a hobby, so has been this blog. When life gets overwhelming and our schedule gets hectic, my crafting — and, subsequently, this blog — falls by the wayside. 
For the past three months, I’ve been recovering from having ankle surgery to repair a torn tendon and several ligaments. I could not walk or drive for months, so I have spent a lot of time on my laptop, cleaning up my computer files, researching organizational and home management systems/schedules, pinning on Pinterest, and reading blogs. There are some wonderfully creative, interesting and informative blogs out there. This has inspired me to think about my blog again and to work on overhauling it to be what I want it to be. Step One: Get started! So, here’s the start…with more to come. 

Falling Behind & Catching Up

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So, it seems since fall has officially arrived, I have fallen so far behind — in everything! Looking back over my journal, I realized this happens to me during this time every year. I guess switching gears from laid-back summer mode messes with my equilibrium!

There are so many events happening during September and October. Add in the fact that I tend to over commit for all the groups and activities, and it makes for a crammed-to-the-hilt calendar. Now that my daughter is in preschool, it’s even worse! I’m definitely in a calendar overload crisis. As I’m sitting here looking at said calendar, I know that it won’t really get better until January, even if I make a concerted effort to curtail the activities and commitments. Doodle-Leigh’s & Mr. Project’s birthdays are both in November, plus my parents come to town for all the birthday celebrations, followed in close succession by Thanksgiving, and then the onslaught of December’s festivities. Eek, I may just have an anxiety attack just thinking of it all!!!! {Taking a few deep breaths and saying Ohm…}

So, I’m making every effort to get caught back up, which includes updating my blog. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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Today’s project: Decide on blog name. DONE!

I’ve had a family blog for a while now and I use it to keep out-of-state family and friends in the loop and up-to-date. I have had a difficult determining how to integrate my many interests and pursuits into that one, so I admit, it has languished a bit in recent months. On top of my frustration, I was sick quite a bit during that time and just couldn’t quite get motivated.

I’ve been wanting a new blog. One that is more for me and more about me. That led to a new frustration … deciding on a name that would encompass all that I want to include in it. I’ve been doodling names for a couple of weeks now. Today, inspiration finally struck.

I chose “One Project After Another” because it perfectly describes my varied interests and my life!

Glad I can check that off my to-do list and move on to deciding how I want this blog to look. But first, I have to clean the kitchen!