Taking a Break

“Taking a Break” – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Hello dear readers :)

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to visit my quirky, opinionated corner of the sewing blogosphere. It’s been awhile now – three years (and three months, and fifteen days…but who’s counting).

Usually, female bloggers cease to blog, or drastically change their blog focus, due to marriage or children. Being the ultimate childless spinster, I figured I’d go on blogging Making the Flame forever!

But even women alone have life changes, apparently. But they’re not external, they’re internal. And with 35 looming larger and larger on the horizon, I’ve been doing some deep soul searching.

So far, all this has yielded has been an increasing desire to be selfish. To think of myself first and put me first. It’s an odd thing for someone with no family to think, much less to say. But I’ve lived my whole life looking for (and finding, and moving on from) people to love, cherish, support, champion, admire, yadda yadda yadda.

But I was never one of those  people.

So I’m taking some time off. I’m being selfish. I’m sleeping a lot – I find that if I go to sleep with a problem, I often wake up with a solution. I’m sewing A TON. Like, y’all. I have 5-10 finished garments  I haven’t blogged, plus 5-7 garments in progress. And I’m changing up my style, so they’re things I would have loved to show you. It’s killing me a little bit that I haven’t. :-/

But I am seriously loving being selfish and selfishly lazy in a way I never have and never thought I could. I have had more happy moments in the past few weeks than in the entire previous year. What will come of this? No clue. Hopefully something newer, better, brighter, etc. When might something come of this? Also, no clue. But I turn 35 in August and my lease is up in September.


(That all said, if you’ve subscribed to Making the Flame, I will may still send things in a newsletter, instead of here on the blog. So if you’re not subscribed but want to know what I’m up to, feel free to subscribe in the box on the right.)

Okay. For now – Ebi out. <3

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