There are many crafts I like to do. I find it easier to tell new people that if I don’t already do a craft, then it’s probably on my list of crafts to try. And I do have other hobbies. I have some experience in creative writing, I love movies, I like to read, I like to bake occasionally. Unfortunately I also have depression. Along with the depression I have lots of other associated issues like anxiety and some compulsive disorders.
I say this here on my crafting blog, attached to my fledgling store, instead of on my personal blog, because I want to explain why sometimes I go so very long without posting. I’m not going to go into details. They can be very unpleasant and I’d like to keep this a happy space. I just want to say that my issues can leave me with very little energy or motivation to do anything. On days when I can barely get out of bed, I still have the oomph to reach out and grab a crafting project from my bedside table. Nothing complicated necessarily, nothing more than maybe a simple crochet stitch. But craft is always there.
One of the things I don’t often have the motivation or energy to do is to actually get out the computer, compile my thoughts, get together photographs and write a blog post. I have so many ideas for them. My brain never stops – even when I want it to – and the ideas are constant. I often find myself taking photographs of the different steps of projects with the full intention of writing a blog post at some point. It’s just that “at some point” can take a very long time to come around.
I can’t promise that I won’t have another six month gap, but I can promise that I will try. While I’m feeling relatively normal I will write and schedule as many posts as I can. And I will chase up the few guest bloggers I have lined up.