jumping back in

It has been a very long time since I felt like writing anything in this space - and so much has changed since my last post.

2018 is the year I get my life back. I'm in the process of finding a new job. I now own my house and am fixing it up, my goal this year is to declutter and streamline. I'm doing a lot of the things I spent the last few years wishing I had the freedom to pursue: I spent November and December traveling and getting out of the house. I went to Boston and Chicago, spent two long weekends in Kentucky, visited Las Vegas and saw the Grand Canyon for the first time. 

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Losing mom changed so much. I'm still trying to figure things out 7 months later. It's the weirdest tiny little things that make the grief come roaring back. I turned her closet into my office a few weeks ago and it felt like a huge betrayal to be so happy about claiming that bit of space. 

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But I'm learning a lot. Leaving my last job was hard until I decided to embrace the opportunity presented by all of this free time. I'm calling it my professional sabbatical. I've got a stack of books to work through and I've been knitting up a storm. I'm back in a ceramics class for the first time in a decade. I've checked off a few major bucket list items over the last 2 months. Garden season is fast approaching and there are major plans to be made. And I'm finally looking forward to what the future might bring. 

Stay tuned.