I’m back! Finally! I’m so sorry that I have been completely M.I.A. and super inconsistent with my blogs. I promise I’ll try and do better this year. Hence the title of this post. First off, I would like to point out that I meant to write this blog post at the beginning of the month, but better late than never I guess.
I started Pocket Passionista a couple of years ago, mainly because I wanted to share my love for pockets in women’s clothing, because, let’s face it, it’s a rare commodity. Looking back at my posts, I feel like I went on a venting session expressing my frustrations. However, I think I was also venting because I was a full-time working mom, with a job that was preventing me from growing professionally. Thankfully, it was just a contract and that contract ended last September. I ended up taking the remaining 2018 to spend more time with my family, something I felt like I was missing out on when I was working full time. I may have taken an extra month considering I’m writing this post at the end of January. But I’m here now and that’s all that matters.
Now that you’ve got a brief history of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, or not doing, let me tell you what’s in store for 2019.
This stay-at-home-mom life is very new to me. I’ve pretty much always worked for as long as I can remember. Now that I have been on both sides of the spectrum, of working full-time and balancing family life, to staying home and balancing a social life (or lack thereof), I have much, much respect for all stay-at-home-moms and the working moms. I’m not sure how I did it when I was working, and I’m not sure how moms can stay at home. I have one child, he goes to daycare, and still, it’s hard work! So, if you have more than one kid, I bow down to you! On the other hand, the thought of going back to work sounds so absurd right now. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how I do with this staying at home thing. In the meantime, wish me luck!
I guess having a project to work on is something I’ll always look for. This blog and expanding Pocket Passionista is something I’m going to focus more on this year. I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of “modeling” or being in pictures. In fact, I absolutely hate selfies. But, I’m working on stepping out of my comfort zone and looking for opportunities to grow as a human being, to be a better mom, wife, and friend. I truly believe putting myself out there will help me accomplish this and I’m excited to be sharing this journey with you along the way.
I also bought a sewing machine, that’s still in its box…BUT, my goal for this year is to learn how to sew. I think I’ll start easy, maybe I’ll learn to sew lounge pants, with pockets of course. I will definitely keep you updated on how that goes.
Going along with my domesticated projects, I am learning to crochet. This is something I have been wanting to do for myself for quite sometime. I have also found it to be a form of stress relief. My grandmother was amazing at crocheting, and she actually taught me the basic technique before she passed about 4 years ago. However, I was just never bothered to pick up the hook and yarn until now, but I’m glad I’m getting into it. It has been bringing back some amazing memories I shared with my grandmother and it makes be feel all warm and cozy inside.
Now that I’m not working and tied down to a 9-5, or in my case it was 7am-4pm, I feel like the possibilities are endless. I have more freedom to take on the world the way that I want to. I don’t have to answer to a boss. Well, except for my child, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m taking this time to feel the waters and see what works well with me and what doesn’t. Even though I’m a mom in my mid-thirties, I don’t care. I have this opportunity and I’m going for it!
I’m really excited to see what this year has in store for me. And I’m even more excited to share my journey with you all along the way! In the meantime, I would love to hear from you all. Tell me about your beginnings, adventures, and possibilities that you’re looking forward to in the new year!