If you've been coming to visit me here at Adventures in Integration over the last three years, you'd have noticed that it has been a bit dead here lately. I thought I'd better pop by myself and offer an explanation.
Time. Pure and simple. I don't have much of it left over once I've been to work, looked after my daughter, had dinner and spent the evening working on my side project; my crochet business MissNeriss. Blogging isn't the only aspect of life that has fallen by the wayside, you should see the state of my house. Not great.
A lot of the "spare" time I do have is spent trying to figure out the balance between work and family, and to try and work on my own health and self esteem. I've started doing yoga at home, which is actually helping me a lot. The quiet brings a lot of clarity and calm. God, doesn't that sound wanky. But it's true. It's good for soul searching. When I'm not collapsing from trying to hold some sort of reverse plank position!
So, something has to give and unfortunately, this is it. I'm going to be away from this page for a while. I'm not sure how long. Hopefully not permanently, because this place has brought me so much joy and so many lasting friendships, both online and in real life. But let us say that you won't find me here again this year. When it comes to resolution time in January, I'll see how I'm going, and if the ideas that are bursting out of me actually make it onto the page.
Until then, let's stay in touch. You can always get me via Facebook, and you can come join me at missneriss.com and check out the adorable creations that have been taking all my time...