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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Deciding On The Future

So hello, it's been a long, long time.

I've been blogging since 1996. Last spring marked my 20th year running a blog, be it fashion or just whatever was on my mind. I found my Wordpress blog from my early 20s and it's hysterical until I think my employer or a future employer finds it. Then I grimace and consider taking it down.

I'm currently deciding if I want to keep up blogging. I've never been good at a consistent blogging schedule but this past silence period I think was my longest one. I had a lot of things going in my life--some good, some not so good--and blogging just fell by the wayside.

So, real quickly let me go over some of the good:
I started writing a novel. At first it was just kicking around an idea I'd had in my head for about a year and then the next thing I know I had over a 100 pages written. At some point last year I decided I hated it and went back to rewrite sections. That's been a slower process than I imagined and it's been frustrating but I'm happy with the rewrite. So that's where a lot of my spare time has gone.

Some of the bad:
I lost several friends, one of which was one of my best friends. Her death was very sudden, complications from surgery. I wasn't able to make it to her funeral and I'm still having a very hard time dealing with losing her.

And for the interesting:
And when I say it was interesting, it was probably the most interesting thing I've ever done. I was contacted by a company that owns several brands you've heard of. They were interested in developing a plus size line of one of their existing brands and they wanted me to help consult on it. Unfortunately the project got the ax due to the ongoing instability of the retail environment.  One of the leads of the project and I decided to continue the project on our own and got to the point of having samples made. We were able to get some funding but nowhere what we needed so we canned the idea. At some point, I'd love to be able continue work on the brand but with everything else on my plate I'm probably just going to leave this on the menu.

When I make up my mind I'll announce it both here and social media.

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