Sep 2, 2007
Now the Fall semester is upon me - it is starting up tomorrow. It's my last year of grad school and as much as I'd like to say that I've taken grad school seriously these past two years, I really haven't given it my all. It seems that it's always easier to take the simpler route and kind of skim the surface on things. This being the last year of my academic studies for a while, I figure I should completely put all my effort into it and not do it half-assed, pardon my French ;) I think that perhaps sometime down the road, I will either get another Masters or a PhD but I know I definitely need a break before I start up another degree.
My biggest concern is that once the year is over, I will be graduating and as much as I should know by now, I don't actually have a clear idea of what I'd like to do the next several years after graduation. As much as I love crafting, it's not my true calling and I don't intend to do it as a side business for much longer. Trust me, you will see *plenty* of new items popping up in the shop in the next few months. I've created quite a bit this summer in times of stress and I always look forward to a few hours of mindless knitting after having a hard day and having too many other thoughts that I'm trying to clear. I've had quite a bit of fun coming up with cool color combinations, finding cute buttons to match things and meeting the nicest people along the way :) You've no idea how your friendship has helped me get through some difficult times this past year and even though I won't go into details, I want to say Thanks to everyone who's been reading and been so wonderful.
I also want to take up reading again - funny to say that. I used to be a huge bookworm as a kid and all throughout my undergraduate years but now with reading the newspaper in the morning and taking up the rest of the time to knit, I feel like I've lost my way. I used to imagine being able to walk in Barnes & Noble and saying I've read an entire bookshelf but with the way it's going, it'll be surprising if I have read as much as one set of books in the entire store. I have this massive "History of the World" book I bought a long time ago and I haven't cracked the cover. Isn't that sad? I don't like having abandoned books.
Anywho, I will be finishing up mellowbeing.com in the upcoming weeks and set everything up to make a more official store front. I always dreamed of creating my own crafty business when I was a child and I can now say that I've really done that and it's something more to check off my "what to do before 30" list. I can see this year being the height of that and I will try my best to pull off providing good service and maybe even some new items. There are also several personal projects I want to work on such as the infamous laptop sleeve I keep talking about but am only a third way done. So much to do, so little time! And there are still ideas brewing up in my head such as new brooches for shop. Hah.. but I need to stop before driving myself to complete madness.
This feels like a long letter somehow but I suppose that's what a blog entry is, a personal message from writer to reader. I just thought I'd throw out there how things are going and perhaps why I've taken a bit of an absence from the blogging. If you're still reading up to this point, you're very brave :)
Oh btw, I'm will be at the Artists & Fleas today from 12pm to 8pm. If youre in the Williamsburg area, stop by. Not sure when/if I'll do another show so yeah, come on by!