Hey Hey!! How are you guys? Summer going good? I sure hope so. I know some of you have noticed I’ve not been around the blog much over the past few months. I’ve certainly missed y’all so I thought I’d drop in and give a little explanation with a dash of update and hopefully some inspiration thrown in for good measure. Getting personal here on Houseologie isn’t something I’ve ever done so I’m a little skeeeered. But here goes 🙂
I’ve been struggling. Life can be…hard. It can also be amazing. In the hard times you can sometimes get lost thinking only about how hard it has been, all the bad stuff that goes on and you lose sight of all the good things. That’s sort of what happened to me. I’ve got a long list of terrible things that have happened in my life from a bad childhood to getting sucked into a Cult in my 20’s. I won’t go into all of the details but I will say it affected me and it caught up to me. After years of pushing my feelings down it just all bubbled over and I’ve had to step back from pretty much ALL. THE. THINGS. to get my head straight and become a more emotionally healthy person.
I’ve learned a lot during these past few months about myself, about my husband, about my family and about my village. Yes, my village. You know the community of people that make up your life. The group of people that carry you through when your feet aren’t quite touching the ground anymore. It truly does take a village and they may not all know the details but I want them to know how important their just being around has helped me. It truly does take a village. My husband — who is my best friend, my stability, my tree planted by the waters — has been the biggest help through this wall that I hit. I can’t say enough times how much I love him.
With all of this said I AM FEELING BETTER. Counseling, medication and time. Those are hard things to tell people but that’s where I am and I am so thankful for this life, the people in it and the future it holds. There have been hard times but some wonderful things have happened over these months too. Aside from starting the process of healing myself, my children have hit big milestones and I was able to enjoy them in a new and beautiful light. I know when I dropped off the face of blog Earth, I was in the process of giving my Laundry + Craft Room and makeover. I’m still working on that, just very slowly. I’ve got a few unrelated projects lined up to share with you guys in the next week or so then it will be back on to sharing about the laundry room makeover.
I’m thrilled to be feeling much more positive and CREATIVE these days. It feels FABULOUS! Missed you guys! Would love to hear from you in the comments. About any and everything! Because afterall, you’re part of my village too!
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