Hello to my dear blog partners. I have missed you terribly! Wow, we are a month out from our last post and our huge accomplishment of going 365 days together. It was such an amazing challenge. As I move away from the experience, I am realizing what I got out of it and how I developed over the year. It was not necessarily my end goals planned. In fact I think it is a bit richer than I had imagined and I had high hopes! Last year was a tough year full of challenges, loss, stress and disappointments. I am so glad I had this blog and my blogmates to help pull me through.
This past month I slept a lot, I made lots of baked goods, and caught up on little odds and ends I had pushed aside. I have not been going as hard as I did last year but I am sure things will ramp back up. I just needed a little quiet time after a big accomplishment.
I say quiet time but so much is happening and has happened this month. I once again covered the Eat, Sleep, Run, Grown women’s seminar. I am heading out this morning to gallery sit for the Penn’s Wood Printmakers show at the Icefest. I started a new long term contract position which could end up turning into a permanent position. Two of my classes filled and one of them is a new course to me.
The course that is new to me is a Web Publishing class. Our second project is on developing a website using WordPress.com. I started my new blog Scattered n Split as an example for my class and as a way to jump start my motivation. I have been a bit to relaxed with my art making and my workouts over the past month. It is starting to make me feel down and out. So I joined a gym to help my workouts along. The weather here in Pennsylvania with Polar Vortex has not been conducive for outdoor workouts. With my new blog, the gym and a bit of structure I should be able to get my act in gear. It was fun having a month off too float around but it is time to get back to business. I am glad that KR is blogging too and I can still follow her life. Her blog Mama on the Run will be full of fabulous, well researched tips plus she will make you smile. I hope Claire will post as well so I can stay in touch and read her amazing work. She is an incredibly talented writer. Our connection and day to day interactions was the best thing that came out of our year together. I will miss that and cherish it always.
About our blog:
Making It Daily is a shared blog. In 2013, Claire, KHP and Kristen R. launched this blog as a way to track ourselves as we tackled three different 365 projects:
Claire: Wrote every day
KHP: Made art every day
Kristen R: Ran every day
We did these things every day for one full year. And now, we use this blog as a way to stay connected to another.
Although we still each carve out a little time every week to do these things, we take turns posting occasionally. We're busy working moms, partners, runners, writers, artists and more -- just trying to make it daily.
Got a passion? Join us in making it daily.
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