Treat Yourself

So it’s been quite a hiatus. I needed to unplug to make way for many good things and I felt dispassionate (again) about this site which I initially launched after college to house my resume and portfolio. Ten years ago I actively updated my LiveJournal (ha!) with artwork, travel, and fashion. Today I’m not sure I can keep up as regularly. Also, let’s be honest – I spend more money on food than clothes and I wear the same (mostly neutral) pieces on heavy rotation. Thrilling.

I am in awe of people who produce regular content, maintain a healthy lifestyle and a social life all while working a full time job. How do they do it? I am active on Instagram, but I struggle with what I want to share here.

In my absence I left my job to start one I am really enjoying and my work/life balance has dramatically improved. It was a huge change, but it was time. I was feeling burned out creatively and the thought of spending another hour on the computer after work or forcing myself to draw when I was lacking inspiration was draining. I also wanted to give myself time to acclimate to a new environment and responsibilities. There have been other positive changes:

I’ve started waking up before 6a.m. which is sometimes still a struggle for this night owl. Yoga has become a part of my routine again and has been a welcome start between weight training (have to stretch those hammies)! I have carved out more time with my favorite people and met some wonderful, positive new friends.

I’d like to overhaul this site (what is going on with that header?) in time. Going forward I will post things I really love – mostly kitchen creations, more art, some lifestyle. I often find myself emailing coworkers, friends, and family recipes and I figure I may as well share them here as well.

Have a wonderful week! xx

Graydons Crossing

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  • Georgie Morley

    So excited to see more of what’s to come! Congrats on making a needed change. It can be so hard to make that realization that you need to switch jobs but I’m sure it’s such a relief to be doing something you enjoy more.

    • Thanks Georgie! I loved my last job, especially the people! I think the most difficult part was leaving my comfort zone to make a big change. :) So glad I did. I’m looking forward to flexing my creative muscles more.