Sunday, June 3, 2012

Petering out

I started this blog with one desire: share my sewing projects with the online community and become an active participant in that community.

It was wonderful. This blog kept my inspired and motivated to keep sewing and trying new things. For that, I'm so grateful.

Life changes come along, however, that take us out of our routines and spin us dizzy for a bit before we recover our footing. I'm in such a change now. It's a good thing, so no worries! I've switched jobs, and my first day is tomorrow. I've only worked for one place before this, and I'm switching to a new industry, too. I'm also working full time for the first time in a year and a half. So changes are coming at me left, right and center. On top of that, I've spent much (too much) of my free time for the last three months browsing real estate listings online. Because I think by the end of the summer, we plan to list our house. Another big change and a huge time suck.

These things can be consuming, I'm sure you know. And so I've been a bad blogger and, worse, I've made little to no time for sewing at all. I think that's a trend that might last a bit, at least through the first months of my job and until we finalize our move.

I think being a blogger means more than just throwing your thoughts into the big ocean of the Internet, hoping only for people to read it and be wowed. It's about community. Responding to comments. Reading other blogs and commenting. Participating in blogging events. Forming relationships. At least, that's what it is to me. There's no way that's going to be happening for me for the foreseeable future. So I'm going to lower the shades, so to speak. I'll be taking an indefinite break from Thar She Sews.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting and befriending me and teaching me so much. If you'd like to stay in touch, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. Or email me at stajahnke dot gmail dot come. I'd love to stay in touch.


  1. We'll miss you Krista!! Sounds like good good stuff though and you have your priorities straight :)

  2. I think it takes a lot of courage to walk away, even when it's definitely the right thing to do/time to do it. Maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to follow your lead :)

    Good luck with the new job and house hunt!

  3. I've been way out of touch with blogging... just reading this post. I totally understand. I have so many days where I just feel completely burnt out and just out of control of my life. I hope your new job is going well and that you find some creative time to enjoy your hobby.