A little out of sorts...


Lots of rambling here, so if it's not your thing, you may want to skip this one! This past weekend we went to Great Wolf Lodge. This is our third year in a row visiting the resort and it's become a really nice mini-getaway. We do this as part of Austin's birthday present, but this year because we have a couple of Disney trips booked in February and April, we opted to go to in January instead of March. He also already had Monday off from school, and it was cheaper. We had a great time, as usual. There is always a ton to do - we ran around for 3 days and still skipped a few things.

Since the New Year, I've been in a bit of a funk. Actually, strike that. I've been in a funk since shortly after I quit LLR. I find myself just not wanting to do anything...to the point of just staring at the wall sometimes. It's not all the time - I definitely go through some productive days, but when I have "downtime" I feel out of sorts. After a lot of reflection I think it's truly that I was so stressed for so long (in both good ways and bad) that my brain/body have just decided that I need a rest. However I'm one of those people who hates just sitting and doing nothing - when I watch TV I'm usually doing something else at the same time so I can be somewhat productive. So it's been kind of a weird time. What do I do when I don't want to do anything?

I feel really good though when I'm productive. I've gotten myself into a cleaning routine thanks to the Tody app I downloaded. That's been very helpful reminding me what needs to be cleaned and when. The house hasn't looked this good since I had to cancel my maid service when I went part time at work. I've also been doing the grocery shopping on a budget, and have been cooking dinner. I put all the Christmas decorations away, finally. Basically working through some stuff in the house that I've put off for a very long time due to just being so darn busy. That part is nice.

I started a card-making project last week which I'll be sharing here soon once it's finished. I'm working with a 6x6 paper pad and making cards from sketches for donation to children in hospitals. I got 6 cards done on Saturday but then we left for Great Wolf on Sunday, and since we got home I've been doing housecleaning projects. Hoping to get back on the cards tomorrow!

Called an electrician to check out some wiring issues in my house. A cousin of one of Austin's former daycare teachers. He's coming by today, so that will be another thing off my to-do list.

I still have no clue what I want to do for income going forward. But I have several months to figure that out. I'm not-so-secretly hoping that I become such a great housewife that my husband doesn't want me to return to work ;) Also hoping I can maybe figure out a method of income that involves more of my creative mind. And I'd really like to work from home if possible. Preferably, for myself. Hoping I can make that happen, just not sure how I want to go about it.

I thought about starting a YouTube channel. I realize YouTube has made it next to impossible to really earn revenue from that, but I thought it might be a fun addition to the blog. However I have very little knowledge of how to really start vlogging or recording process videos, and I hate how I sound on camera, so I'm still thinking about that. I probably would want to learn how to do voiceovers, at least for process videos. I also don't want to invest in another camera at this time so do I use my iPhone for now or maybe my DSLR? Would anyone want to watch those videos? I'm not very interesting as a person and I'm definitely not a professional with regard to my card making. Anyway, just something I'm thinking about.

I'll be back next week with my card making project!

4 comments:

  1. Just reading all of that made me tired! It's hard to get back into a good swing of things when your world went one way for so long. Good luck figuring it all out!!

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  2. I would love to see some voice over crafty videos! I loved all the ones you'd done before. And I always think you sound great! I like seeing your face, too, but y'know, whatever you wanna do :-)

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    1. Yah but if I show my face that means I have to do my makeup...and you know I'm not a makeup person!

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