Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you wonderful and well.
I've been a bit M.I.A. lately, taking an unannounced and unintended break from the blogosphere. Everyday I kept thinking about and planning to explain my time away but would always get distracted and/or overwhelmed with the thought of having to write something. Mainly because I didn't even know what to say.
And that's how it's been for the last few months. With my move to Baltimore, teaching, and trying to be socially active, I've been trying to figure out how I really want to use my time and where (or if) Fly fits in my life.
I have to be completely honest with you. I've gotten less motivated with this site. It started with being uninterested in posting anything and then feeling like I really didn't have anything to share or say.
Surprisingly, even after 6 years of posting consistently everyday, it was so easy to stop. Aside from the busyness of being a full-time faculty member I allowed myself to be consumed with everything but Fly. Then suddenly I was more drawn to the idea of making stuff.
Although highlighting the work of others (especially the work of super-talented people) is inspiring and brings me joy I realized I wasn't spending enough time creating and designing for myself. So wrapped up in being inspired by others I'd been completely neglecting my own creative outlets.
So one late summer afternoon I said, "enough's enough." Fed up with the computer screen, I pulled out my drawing pens and sketchbook to revisit a series of drawings I wanted to have screen-printed. The drawings had fallen to the wayside months before, but that afternoon, I decided they would finally be produced (and sold online starting this week).
Now they're all done. I'm proud that I was able to complete a self-initiated artsy project despite the limitations of my time, yet, I still wasn't sure what I should do with Fly.
So here I am. In limbo. Not really sure what else to say about Fly's future, but thought I'd share an update since I'd been getting inquiring messages and side-eye looks from my mom who is always asking about the site. ("Filha, O que está acontecendo com Fly?" or "Daughter, what's happening with Fly," in Portuguese. I would just shrug reluctantly.)
So we shall see! I don't know what's to come but what I know for sure is that it always works itself out and that I can always find ways to express myself creatively.
What about you? Anything going on in your world that you're uncertain about? School, life, blogging, motherhood, design, starting a business? Do share.