Saturday Musings: The Aftermath of Fireworks

Happy US Independence Day! The nation’s birthday was yesterday, July 4, and the way we celebrate that here in the US is with fireworks. I missed the show this year due to weather — local celebrations were moved forward a day to avoid Hurricane Arthur — but I love a good fireworks display. But in a way, I already had a fireworks show this year.

Learning to sew was a slog I made made more out of sheer willfulness than any other motivation, so there were few joys along the way. But in the past year or so, something clicked — and in the past six months, something clicked again. Something big. I finally got the hang of everything: pattern alteration, construction logic, fit, fabric choice, silhouette. I had the occasional dud, but the successes were finally successful! For me, it was the most exciting ‘eureka’ ever, and I felt unstoppable. Fireworks!

Since I began this blog in January, much has changed. I’ve gone from being unemployed to having a full time job; from being heart sick to dating; from being isolated to socializing regularly; and I’ve developed internally, as I had much inside me I needed (and wanted to change). I’ve even lost a few of the emotional eating pounds I gained last fall! I’m still me, of course, but my  life is completely different. And that means that pre-existing parts of my life need to be different, too.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been sewing. But what you don’t know, is that I’ve become a little tired/frustrated with my sewing. I still love the process, but I’m finding that I need more. When I had nothing going on, sewing was my lifeline; now, I’m stronger, and I need to diversify how I spend my time.

What does that mean for this blog? Well, hopefully I’ll have all kinds of adventures to share with you, adventures that I enjoy while clothed in my own makes! I’ve found a tennis hitting partner, so maybe I’ll make a cute tennis outfit. As mentioned, I’m working now, so I need work clothes that match my personality. I’ve got places to go and people to see, so I’ll need clothes for that, too. And it would be nice to wear my own sassy, sensual makes when meeting gentlemen, non?

Here’s shooting for the aftermath of fireworks to be less burnout, and more eternal flame. (Pun intended!) :)

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  1. I’m glad to see things are looking up for you :). Sewing is one of those things that sometimes you just need to set aside for a while. I know some people are hardcore and only want to see sewing stuff on a sewing blog, but I love seeing the other things that go on in life. Makes them seem more real person.

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