It seems like an eon since I’ve been here. A crazy summer with more work than a sane person should have to handle got in the way of a lot of things I wanted to do, then losing my job in late September further complicated things. It’s been an adjustment, as anyone in this situation surely understands… but, I have a roof over my head, food on my table and the things that matter most in life have really been my rock in the last few weeks, so I can’t complain. I’m going to be OK. If anything, the door has been opened to a lot of possibilities that I hadn’t considered even a month ago. It started with my entry into the 2012 Utah State Fair… an 1870s Victorian Natural Form gown, which to my utter shock ended up winning the Grand Prize Best of Show in the Home Arts department. That sure gave me a big shot of confidence for being able to market my sewing and craft items on my Etsy storefront. I have also started some of the most creative work I’ve been able to do in the last 14 years… with something as simple as my resumé and mini-portfolio. The only one approving this is me, which is quite a change. I’ve got so much on my plate now, but the main difference is that it’s no longer stressful. It’s finally starting to be….. fun!

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