I’m sitting in my living room enjoying a hot cup of coffee and a Rice Krispy Treat for a mid-morning snack. The dog is curled up on my feet and the baby is sound asleep in the swing. My house is clean. The bills are paid. And I (amazingly!) already got a shower today. For the first time in months a little handful of time actually feels like my own. And so I decide to write.
I have missed this blog. I enjoy taking and editing photos and constantly learning new camera tricks. I love to write, it has always been my passion. And my house, our biggest and scariest undertaking, was always my favorite topic. But, like they say, when you have a baby everything changes. And it does. And along with those changes – things get lost and this blog was quickly forgotten in the new chaos.
But today an email from my hosting site saved me. It asked if I wanted to renew my page, it had expired 22 days ago. Immediately I remembered how much this blog meant to me over the last two years and how much work I put into it. I was sad to see it go. And so I renewed the page and decided to post this entry.
I don’t know if you’d say I’m back, per-se. But I do plan to make an effort to write and photograph more. It’s important for me to carve out time during the week for myself and I want to put my efforts back into this blog. But I don’t know what I will write about or what the future will hold. Our renovation is mostly done. We have only one room left and then a slew of tiny, unexciting mini-projects to wrap things up. This is definitely not the last renovation we will ever do, but it’s all that remains now.
I might focus more on design and designers. Or perhaps home life. Or raising baby/children. Maybe this space will become a lifestyle blog. Or perhaps I’ll post recipes. I don’t know yet, but Life on Hill Street isn’t over yet – in fact it’s thriving more than ever. And although I miss the long nights of painting, sawing, project planning and hanging drywall (yes, I even miss that!) I love living in the home we built. It is beautiful and it is ours. All those nights standing in the doorway of whatever room we were working on, staring at a complete mess of construction and thinking “when will we ever really live in this space” have finally come to fruition.
Although some things remain we have, for all intent and purposes, reached the coveted finish line. Now we just need to figure out where to go from here.