Wow, guys. It’s been a while.
A year, in fact, since I had my amazing baby girl and subsequently went into full-on mommy hermit mode. To say that the past year has been overwhelming would be a bit of an understatement.
Even so, no other word comes to mind. So I’ll use that one to sum things up. So far, life with two kids has been overwhelming.
And at the same time…
We’ve had some other challenges too. In September I had my thyroid removed and it took about six months to get my body back to something resembling normal. Just as that happened I broke my foot, so I’ve been stuck in a wheelchair for almost two months, realizing just how hard things are when you don’t have two legs to stand on.
This past year has been transformative as well as traumatic. While being unwell for an extended period of time was pretty much torture, I did find myself with extra time to think. I’ve been taking a close look at my life, my relationships, my kids, my job, my blog, and everything that goes along for the ride.
I realized that my goals have changed over the years, as have my expectations – and not always for the better. Changes are on the way – some big, some small, and one area where I plan to extend that change is here on Mary Makes Good. My focus on this blog will continue to be creative living, but I plan on giving art, motherhood, and everyday life a bigger piece of the pie.
Some things I’m excited to share with you this coming year are:
- Everyday art challenges
- Kid-friendly art and craft projects
- Food recipes that I’m genuinely excited to eat (spoiler: this means ice cream)
- CBD food and skin care tutorials
- Projects inspired by the recent renewal of my mystical, witchy, and hippie-dippie roots
- Patriarchy smashing crafts, fundraisers, and activism
- Clay tutorials? Would you guys want that?
If there’s something you are hoping to learn more about please let me know! I’m really looking to sharing my insight on making creativity an everyday part of life – even for those of us who may not feel particularly artistic. My motto is you can’t do art wrong and it’s better to make something bad than make nothing at all.
So let’s go for it, friends. When I share challenges I will be doing the bulk of the communication and sharing on Instagram. Make sure you are following me there if you want to participate.
Meanwhile, be patient with me. I”m still figuring this whole mother of two kids thing out.