Hello again,

As you may have noticed, AfroMartha was down for a couple of weeks. There were some behind the scenes technical issues, but all is well now.

There have been a lot of changes in my life while I was away. Too many to go into details here…

During my bloggy sabbatical I found the passion and energy to complete a lot of projects around my home.

Remember these chairs?

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Well, I turned them into these:

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Well, the one on the left with the red frame. It had first given them the yellow frame as on the right, but they didn’t look right to me, so red it is! The fabric? A certain Target shower curtain!

The chairs now match my warm colorful room much better.

The biggest change in my life is that I have gone to work full-time for an Insurance company. Insurance is a field I worked in right out of college when I couldn’t secure a Design position. I did well at it and rather enjoyed it. I recently had the opportunity to go back into that field since Design wasn’t working out to well for me as a career.

While I do still enjoy my creativity, I did get burned out with trying to monetize it. I have come to the understanding that it’s something I enjoy doing for myself, not necessarily as a profession.

I have found that for me, the pressure to monetize usually sucks the joy out of doing what I truly enjoy.

So here I am…less free time, but with more creative freedom and passion.

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