Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Return, Apology, and Update

Hi everyone!  I cannot believe that it have been over a year since I have posted to my blog.  Crazy Sauce!  I am not one to give excuses but I do feel terrible that I have neglected it so much.  I do still create jewelry.  Not as much as I would like, but I do still dabble every now and then.  That being said I would like to start dabbling a bit more.

A lot of things have changed.  As for my health it is better than what it was.   Still dealing with a few issues here and there but nothing very serious.  I continue to try to get my mind in a better place and that is always a struggle.  I have good days and bad, but it is improving.

I went back to work at Harbor Freight Tools.  I love my job and the people there, I just hate all the heavy lifting that I have to do.  The hours that I work can be rather crazy as well and that is always an adjustment.  I loved working on cell phones and computers at my last job but HFT pays me almost twice as much as what I was making there so that will help feed my bead addiction.  And let's face it,  more beads mean more inspiration so that is always a plus.

I really miss my beading friends.  Especially my friends from the wonderful Creative Bead Chat Group on Facebook.  I am sorry.  It was never my intention to cut everyone off the way that I did.  I was mentally in a bad place and had to dig myself out of the darkness.  When that happens I tend to cut everyone and everything that I enjoy doing off.  To go ahead and clear up the mental issues that I have so that everyone knows I might as well tell you what I struggle with.  I am Bipolar.  I choose not to be medicated.  I have struggled with it for so long now that I have basically trained myself to recognize the symptoms and to avoid certain triggers.  It does not always work, but it is much better than having to take tons of medicines that make me feel less than human.  SQUIRREL!

Oops my ADHD kicked in.  Sorry about that ;)  I am doing better.  Making progress.  Moving on. I would like to give a very special thanks to Lori Anderson.  I do not know if you remember that phone call that we shared a year ago, but woman, you saved my life.  Thank you!

So anyway that is basically where I am right now.  If you have read this giant wall of text I have to give you kudos.  Expect to see more posts soon.  I actually signed up for a blog hop!  I am very excited, but nervous, about that.  The link is here on the page, please check it out.  It's a huge step for me in the right direction and I am so excited that I was picked for it.

I need some help finding a blog reader so that I can get back into the swing of things.  When Google's Reader went bye bye I was and still am completely lost.  So what do you use to follow and read your blogs.  I miss them so!

Till next time.....

Peace and <3