Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dusting off the blog and torch!

Please excuse the dust you see all around my blog. Over the past few years, I have struggled with finding that perfect balance where I could manage all aspects of my life. It was a hard thing to admit to myself, but I couldn't do it all. Shocking I know! For the longest time, I pushed myself to go, go, and go and wasn't willing to let anything slip away. I found myself broken, exhausted beyond belief, and my creativity was just gone. It was time to take a break, concentrate on other areas of my life, and take some time to heal.

I started to go back to school a few years ago, and have been slowly working my way towards earning a degree. In April, I received my Associate of Science in General Studies from BYU-Idaho! I am still pursing my Bachelor's degree even if it is taking just one class at a time. That is a lesson I seem to have to learn over and over again. I signed up for three classes this semester only to remember how insane spring is in my house, and that I can only handle one class right now. Will this increase the time it takes to get my degree? Yes, but it allows me to have the time to spend with my children and to make the memories that we will remember and enjoy. This is the balance that I am reaching for.

As I am finding this balance, I am also getting my creativity back. I am anxious to get back to the studio, to dust off the glass, the tools, and get back to the magic of melting glass. My girls are also wanting to make beads and I am so looking forward to this summer and the time that we will spend together making memories and beads. I actually sat down and made a video of a simple bead last week for part of a class assignment. I wanted to show what is involved in making a bead. I couldn't believe how good it felt to sit at the torch again. I am looking forward to this weekend so I can tidy the studio up and get back to being creative again. I hope this gives you a little glimpse of the magic I find at the torch!

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