Every so often, that energy hits you.
It’s the same source of energy that will see me re-configuring the living room furniture and cleaning up all those under-the-sofa dust bunnies after 3 years of being completely content and okay with its first arrangement. It’s the energy that can compel me, in an uncharacteristically confident bout of resolve, to weed through my closet and separate the wearables from the hanger-holders — those difficult-to-face clothes that require me to admit that not only have my tastes changed, but my body has (and is) as well.
Friends, it was the same energy that saw me finally deleting scores of old and unread e-mails. The other day, I noticed that my unread e-mail count had climbed to over 4,400 messages. Yeah. This pretty shameful pile-up was an accretion of years of ignored and unaccounted for messages — account alerts, statements, purchase receipts, event announcements and invites, online deals. The whole mess of life. After an hour and a half of sorting and deleting, I had cut the thousands of unread messages down to zero. Now, my message count accurately reflects the number of new e-mails coming in. The energy behind this e-mail sweep came entirely unexpected. It was a bit ruthless. Very much slash and burn, but with a forward-looking eye towards a future that (hopefully) might be a little less cluttered, a little more focused.
In other words, it’s the energy of very much wanting a fresh start, and it’s showing up (often uninvited) in various domains of my life. Maybe these are various permutations of my desire for Spring to be here. This winter has been grueling!
So, in the spirit of making good with this energetic windfall, I’ve decided to perform a little bit of blog renovation. I have been thinking about the kinds of content I’d like to feature more often on this blog. And, I have been thinking about what new categories might serve this content better, as well as what new formats might be the best way to deliver it. In an unexpected turn, I decided to purchase a new domain name (!) to inaugurate the renovations, to reinforce my crafting commitment, and to remind myself of what motivates me to blog and share my making minutia. I hope that this act of (re-)naming will generate some fresh new directions!
So, thanks for bearing with over the next little while!