Nice to meet you, where you been?
Alas, it’s me. Many moons have passed and my baby Rhys is almost one. In Canada, that’s generally when a mother finishes up her maternity leave and returns to her career. Being a freelancer, my year ‘off’ hasn’t been quite the unencumbered stroll(er)-in-the-park, but I have been taking it fairly easy work-wise and focusing on my family.
So much has happened since I last signed on. I’m raising a delightful little boy… Our country just elected a new prime minister… I became a Taylor Swift fan. Momentous.
I’ve also had a fair bit of time to think (daydreaming = official R&D?) and start planning my next move. I’m happy to say that I’ve begun winding down my duties as a graphic designer, and will be returning to The Symmetric in a fuller capacity.
The itch to thrift is back with a vengeance, so to kick things off I’ll be hosting a pop-up party on Saturday, November 14th and then working towards revamping this website to incorporate an online shop for buying vintage clothing and jewelry. Etsy was great in many ways but I’m not 100% convinced it’s the right platform.
As for the blog, well… I’m not sure what to say. The interwebs are saying that the blog is dead! I mean the blog format in general. I’ve had so much wonderful encouragement to continue writing, but at this stage I’m also not convinced it’s where I should be spending my time. What about Tinder, though? I hear that’s really great. I kid.
Some days I look back through my posts and absolutely cringe with embarrassment. Other times I’m still proud and inspired. The jury’s out on this one. Time will tell. Que sera sera? Insert additional cliches here.
My relationship to social media is tenuous at best for a whole slew of reasons that I won’t get into here — and I realize I probably sound like the worst kind of ancient curmudgeon when it comes to online life — but, small victory, I am on Instagram again and you should follow me there, @thesymmetric. I post judiciously selected photos of my children, and little vignettes from around our house and outside, and will be incorporating the vintage wares back into the feed. Cherry lips, crystal skies… I could show you incredible things. Really, it’ll be fun.