Hey. What’s up?
I wanted to check in with a wee update on life and what’s been happening around these parts. I’ll keep it easy and breezy, and not at all sleazy. (Sorry, I’m a sucker for rhymes.)
First things first: no photo tells the whole story. Case in point:
Cropping is life, my friends. With all these people home, you never know who will show up in the background.
(Also, I’m doing a LOT of pointing in photos these days. Pointing fingers is what I’m doing now. And yes, this clip is one of my all-time favorite SNL skits.)
Speaking of all the people being home because of the pandemic we are presently living through, I think the Zielskes have managed it fairly well in terms of sharing space.
Normally, mid June is the time when I find myself thinking, “It’s okay… Dan’s home all day and you can still do what you need to do and it’s all going to be just fine!” But, he’s been home since early March, so right now? It’s just more of the same. Smoooooth sailing, as they say.
Aidan is still home, as well, working full time. Her firm has not returned to their high rise yet. I’m sure that time will come but for now, she offices here.
Cole is also home, and his school is planning what a lot of schools are planning: return early and be home before Thanksgiving for the fall semester. My fingers are crossed that it all shakes out for the positive.
So that’s the family update, but now, I’ll talk about a subject I have more freedom and authority to discuss… me and what I am doing presently:
Experimenting… with new video intros for my YouTube channel. My goal is to make them a bit more personal and fun. Plus, I’ve done a handful of live streams under the 10-Minute Design Chats for Crafty People header, and people seem to like them. I am learning a bit more with each live, working out some bugs and refining my tech. If you don’t already, consider subscribing to my channel so you can catch me the next time I’m live (though they are also available on replay!)
Enjoying… the update on my website. Me and my web designer have been working behind the scenes to rebuild the site to make it run more smoothly and to enable me to update things more easily. If you haven’t checked out the home page, by all means, do. I think it’s just simple and good.
Working… to launch my new digital shop on July 1. Hopefully things will go smoothly enough and I can hit that target date and also announce my new design team who will help me show you cute ways to use my digital products.
Rocking… the long hair. Honestly? I had no idea it would look good. As in, none. The only experience I had with long hair prior to cutting it all off my freshman year in college? This:
And yes, that was a faux angora short sleeved sweater. GAWD, I loved that thing.
Reading… How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. I am learning to unlearn the biases I have both consciously and unconsciously grown up with. I encourage you to check out Professor Kendi’s book if you are wanting to start on a path towards anti-racism.
Taking… an online workshop/creative writing exploration called Inner Field Trip with anti-racism educator Leesa Renee Hall. The goal is to explore unconscious biases. If you are interested, her Patreon-hosted prompts began yesterday. It’s not too late to join.
Hoping… that the coming fall finds people back where they really want to be (Dan in his classroom, Aidan on campus for her last year of law school, and Cole back on campus for the start of his junior year.) Oh yeah, and mama home working in the peace and quiet. But now I’m getting ahead of myself.
Okay, back to work for me! Tell me one little tid bit from you life today in the comments below. And thanks for still stopping by to read!