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Relax

07/16

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As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around much as of late. A lot has been happening behind the scenes and I just needed some time off. I didn’t really plan or tell myself that I was going to take a break from EVERYTHING, social media, blogging, the whole works. I barely kept up with a few small freelance jobs that I’ve been working on. It felt good but at the same time, I had no desire at all to create and that worried me but I didn’t think about it too much. I’ve heard so many other creatives talk about the same thing happening. Sometimes you get so depressed and stressed out that you literally can’t create anything good and I definitely didn’t want to do that to myself. So I just let it happen, I let go.

It wasn’t until the other day that I had the urge to create again, to do some lettering. I haven’t actually done any lettering yet but it gave me hope. Hope that I will continue to do the things I enjoy and hope that I will figure out what those things are. One thing I did do a ton of is reading. I LOVE reading and I read so many good books. I will share those in a later post and if you have any suggestions, please share!

Anyway, I’m hoping to get back into the habit of doing things. Writing on here, taking on more freelance work, creating just for fun. We FINALLY finished school and that has helped in giving me room to breathe and think about something other than design for awhile. We just recently moved to another city as well. Still very close to Seattle but much closer to Dustin’s work. I love it but that was incredibly stressful and I’m not quite used to the new place yet. If you follow me on Snapchat, you’ve seen some sneak peeks. It is gorgeously designed, we literally couldn’t turn it down even though it was smaller and had a higher rent. The money we’re now saving in gas actually made it cheaper than our last place. But still, it is smaller and its new which is both good and bad. Hard to find the flow right now but we’ll get there.

It’s late and I’m rambling so I’ll end with this; the break was good but I hope to start sharing and participate in the online community again. And if you ever need to take a break, just do it. We hold ourselves to the most ridiculous standards sometimes. It’s okay to take some time off, to breathe, to live.

Now go see some fireworks!!

xo, heather

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