Friday, October 25, 2013

A Change In Plans


Due to circumstances that were unfortunately under my lame control, my life is about to change.  Hopefully for the better.

I am leaving Richmond and moving back to my hometown.  I'm sure long-time readers have noticed an underlying theme running through this blog for a long while, the fact that there were many things I had to deny myself because I lacked the money.  I have some financial issues to clear up as I have been running on fumes for quite a while.  For the last five years I found myself in a job that was meant to have been temporary, which I took to gain experience but for very little money.  At some point, I lost the motivation and confidence to move on and get a job that fully utilized my skills and challenged me.  School loan payments, medical bills, and the misguided notion of living alone drained my resources and filled me with constant stress.  So my goal is to not only pay off debt but to shore up my confidence, and improve my allover health. 

So wish me luck.  Actual sewing by me will be sporadic but what else is new?  I have many (oh so many) draft posts on fashion and style to publish on this blog, so don't go anywhere. I actually have two finished items to show you but packing has gotten in the way of photo shoots and one of the projects is still embargoed.  I do hope to make it back for the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in November since I'll only be 90-some miles away, so perhaps I'll see a few of you there?

16 comments:

DawnSSL said...

God's continued blessing on you!

Jen said...

Good luck with the change! This is probably for the best and will allow to to get back on the right track. (I've been there!) :)

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

Good luck with your move - sometimes life 'n' stuff sucks for a while before it can get better. Sending you best wishes - Claire :)

Judith said...

Hang in there, be positive, and put yourself first ... J

Dibs said...

Wishing you the best. Change is never easy but with belief, everything is possible. Goodluck.

K.Line said...

I have every confidence in you and I know you are going to have a great new adventure. Don't be afraid - it's all going to be good. I sense it. xo

golden star said...

Safe travels for the new adventure!

aramblingfancy said...

I haven't been around in a while, but I wanted to drop a line and say good luck with the move and life changes and boy...life never seems to turn out the way I think it will, but so far, it's been pretty okay in the end.

gjeometry.com said...

Good luck with your new adventures!

Marie-Noëlle Lafosse said...

Good luck with your new life. Life can't be bad all the time. It has to change one moment or another. I know what I am talking about, I've had financial issues for years and things changed for the better 2 monthes ago, a new job etc...Sometimes one has to be patient.

Gail said...

Wishing you the best of luck, Lisa. I hope this move brings you all good things. :-)

Amy said...

Good luck with the move! I hope everything goes well!

KimP said...

I'm sorry to hear it; while you can blog anywhere, I was hoping to meet you one day, as I live here in Richmond, and you and Audrey are the only two Richmond bloggers I know about it. Keep us up to date on your life and sewing!

Anna Christina said...

Hoping there is something exciting coming your way. You never know what is right around the corner.

Mugsy's in Stitches said...

Long time lurker, first time commentor...
Don't sweat it, everything will work out to be OK - if not great. Sounds like you and I are in similar situations. I too moved home in an effort to save more money, pay down debt, and work on my health. I think it's very brave, and very fantiastic of you to do this for yourself. After all, if you don't take care of yourself, the cold hard truth is that no-one else will.
Be well, take your time - patience with yourself is the hardest thing to learn - and the best of luck. I shall contintue to lurk and draw as much inspiration and knowledge from visiting here as always. :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Good luck with the move! Sometimes starting over is what it takes.