It took long enough, hey?
The primary reason for my quiet blog hiatus was school. I was in my final months of completing my master's degree in business and marketing, and I just didn't have the time to devote to blogging. Usually if I had free time, I felt guilty doing anything other than catching up on reading and studying for class. Since I prefer not to post anything on my blog that I haven't given a respectful amount of time to putting together, I chose to take a little break and return once school was done.
Well, it's officially over! As of December 21st I'll have my MBA, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and I'll be initiated into the Sigma Beta Delta international business honor society. Whew! Obviously my break from blogging was for good reason, and my devotion to my education paid off in the end. I was also lucky enough to work for an employer that truly supports its employees' aspirations in education, so it was all worthwhile in more ways than one.
Now I just need to remember what I did before I went back to school, when I actually had free time! At this point I don't even know where to start, so I'm stepping back and taking stock of all the random projects and responsibilities I've collected over the months/years so I can set some goals and complete everything I've set out to do. My blog is important to me, if nothing else then simply to have a creative outlet of some kind. The fact that someone out there reads my writing is a very special added bonus. :} So, having said that, I invite anyone who is still following my blog to keep an eye out for new posts starting this weekend! I've adopted a new swatching/photography style that more closely reflects the things I see in person, and hope that it shows products in a more true-to-life way.
I hope everyone is doing well, enjoying all that life has to offer!