Monday, April 28, 2014

Hello Again

iPhone photo by Dogear Press

I think that this may be my worst blog gap to date. I can’t quite believe that my last post was on February 24th, mostly because it’s hard for me to grasp that two months have flown by so quickly. It’s become a perennial issue (and one that I think won’t ever get better), but I’m constantly faced with how to balance work with my other responsibilities and desires. In a culture of work, work, and more work, how do you carve out your own time? And how do you protect that from the external demands that always want a bit more of you? It hasn’t been easy for me to figure out a game plan for dealing with these issues. I’m hoping to hash through some of my thoughts and approaches to them in a future blog post.

As evidenced by the lack of updates here, my blog is something that has fallen by the wayside. I would love to be able to spend more time here, but I also don’t want this place (which was born from a desire to have a creative outlet) to be a source of stress, so I’ve decided to accept that I’ll let the posts come when they do – when I’m so inspired, and when I have time. So while I am a bit sad that I haven’t been able to devote more time to Dogear Press as a blog, I’m happy to say that I have been able to do some other creative work in the past few months. I’ve submitted a few entries to Minted’s “Eye of the Beholder” Art Challenge. Voting is currently open, and you should be able to vote until May 5th. I’ll share the other project when it becomes available.

I hope you are enjoying the arrival of spring (finally!), and I hope to be back here again before too long.