My latest Re-purposing project is . . . .
. . . . is repurposing a portion of my LIFE. It’s time to ‘let go’ of some of my old ways and invest my time and energy into something bigger . . . and more purposeful.
The ‘letting go’ part of this upcoming repurposing project involves my blog. Can you believe that I have been spending the time and effort to keep my blog going for almost TEN years now!?!
I remember ‘in the beginning days’ of my blog . . . . constantly worrying about whether or not I could come up with enough content to keep it going for even a year! And just like that, (or so it seems!) nearly a decade has gone by. Wow. A lot of pictures taken (and even more that I forgot to take!) A lot of paint and sand paper and sawdust and old things made new again. THAT was the easy part.
I will continue to do all that; maintain my booth at Stars and my etsy shop and working on my home decorating projects. I just won’t be sharing the step by step of it all in my blog anymore. It takes a lot MORE time and effort to write about what you do, than to actually DO it.
The time that I will be saving by not blogging anymore will be invested in something MUCH more valuable and important. Helping children. More specifically, helping children who have been neglected or abused and removed from their homes, and ended up in foster care; by volunteering through the CASA program. (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
I’ve gone through the vetting process (informatin seminar, application, in person interview, TWO background checks) and will begin the training classes in a couple of weeks.
Sooooooo . . . . “It’s the end of this blog as you know it . . . . ”
I will leave the blog in place and hope that it will continue to instruct and inspire others to revamp their old items instead of throwing them away. And I ‘might’ occasionally still post; for special events etc.
For the most part from now on, I’ll be using my Facebook page to ‘keep in touch’ with family and friends. While my blog posts automatically plug into my Facebook feed; my Facebook posts do NOT post on my blog. So if you really want to keep in touch with what it going on in my life, you can follow my Facebook page HERE.
EDITED TO ADD: Sorry everyone! I thought you could ‘follow me’ on Facebook, but NOPE. Go ahead and send me a friend request, and I’ll set up a special group to put my blog readers in. I WON’T get your Facebook posts, but you can get mine, and post on my page. Sorry for the kerfuffle!!
I ask your forgiveness in advance for my not ‘friending’ every one of you who might send me a Facebook friend request. I just CANNOT keep up with that many people’s updates in my feed. You can ‘follow me’ on Facebook without being ‘friended’ by me.
Lastly, I ask for your prayers and positive thoughts that I can do ‘good things’ for the children over whom I am given the responsibility of protecting, and guiding through the foster care system; and forward into a productive and happy life.
Thank you for friendship and support.