I want to give a huge “THANK YOU” to all of you guys who have stood by our side while we took a little hiatus from Over Yonderlust. There was a time when things got so overwhelming, so complicated, and so stressful, that I had to let a few things go to re-prioritize my life – and blogging burnout had me ditch the blog.
Obligations and expectations are a bitch. And when something is no longer fun or inspiring, find something else. Life is too short for that.
So things are going to be a little different around here – but I think good different. We’re slowly developing ourselves and our style as we move along in the internet world and I think it is a fantastic thing to always re-create yourself. Why the hell not?
In the process of rising from my burnt out blogging ashes, I’ve had the honor of becoming a WooThemes’ Support Ninja. Working there has taught me a few things about myself – mainly that the corporate world had crushed my spirit. I was taken advantage of, I was powerless, and never applauded for my work. Making the transition into a job that cares about the blood, sweat, and tears I put into it, and proactively invests into its employees has been rather eye opening. I can’t imagine ever going back – and I think blogging and knowing what I want and what I don’t want out of life really helped me get there.
We moved into our own apartment. I shit you not when I say that it has been NINE YEARS since Shaun and I have lived on our own. From making coffee in my undies to cuddling up on my new couch watching Sherlock, I now have a new meaning of home. I want to be part of the “homebase” lifestyle right now and I’m okay with it.
That being said, we are also gearing up for a few adventures:
- We’re heading to South Padre Island, Texas with my family in July.
- I’m heading to Kansas City, MO the first weekend of August as I have a gallery showing at First Friday for the 365 Days project I did back in 2009.
- Then I *may* be spending a little bit of time with Rease of Indecisive Traveler in St. Louis.
- In late August we drive out the Burning Man. I can’t wait to go home. I have a gazillion ideas for posts about being a Burner.
- In November I’m heading to San Francisco for WooCommerce Conference 2014. I’m hoping to head up a bit early to see a certain fabulous Abby Tegnelia.
- Somewhere in the mix I have to zoom over the Las Vegas for a wedding.
- And during the winter we’ve been playing around with the idea of snowboarding in Colorado or heading up to Canada for some *real* winter.
All while being able to come home to our little Austin nest. *swoon*
And a few things on our to-do list:
- I’m officially helping my friend put together the Texas CORE project for Burning Man this year.
- Shaun is looking for a remote job so we can live in Austin for a year (sign a lease), travel for a while, and rinse/repeat. Why not have the best of both worlds? So if you have any leads, please send them our way. He is a badass. His work ethic is epic. He is seriously awesome.
- Buy a truck. Yup. I don’t know when it happened but all I can think about is needing a vehicle to haul our SoulPad and soon-to-be golf cart art car to various Regional Burns around the States.
- Get Shaun is damn sleeve tattoo. He has been eyeing it for years and boys with tattoos are F-ing hot. Prioritizing money when you have Travel, Burns, and Tattoos is hard.
- Visit people who come into Austin! Seriously, say hi!
I’m dedicating my Sundays as a “work on Over Yonderlust” day so expect to see our faces around a little more often.