August Recap // A Future to Look Forward To

i have been avoiding my blog like the plague

ETHANDUNE.  ||  I'm in an enormous rut with this book right now.  The past month - two months - have seen almost NO progress on this because I've been in a kind of emotional tailspin trying to sort myself out, + poor "Ethandune" has received very little mental attention - and what attention I've given has proved nearly fruitless.  Sorry that this is bad news!  The bad news bears are in town.

MONOCHROME + MINIMALISM.  ||  Pretty much all of my energy (+ there's not much of it) has gone into my house.  I've been culling, cleaning, overhauling, + planning so I can get my house to the monochrome minimalism that I want it to be.  Basically ALL of my mental energy has gone here - and not to "Ethandune."  Bad news bears. 

i realize this may seem bizarre to most people.  i'm SUPER strict about my monochrome + minimalism, + everyone else gives off a vibe of confusion + bemusement when they observe me.  i sorry.  this is me.  with very few possessions + all of them some shade of white or grey or black.  thank you for letting me just be me.

THE BABY + ME.  ||  Those of you who are on Facebook + Instagram know, we're having a baby boy!  Because I was a chucklehead + deleted my ovulation calculator after conception, so I completely forgot the date of my cycle, my due date is still kind of up-in-the-air + a matter of guesswork for the ultrasound technician.  Sometime in early January is our guess (the 10th?? they guess the 10th??).  But you'll know when he arrives, trust me.

i'm five months in + i am already feeling like i'm in third trimester exhaustion.  nooooo.  i have had to increase my anti-depressant due to pregnancy hormones, + that's shot my insomnia up to teeth-gritting levels.  i beat it down as best i can, but there's only so much i can do/take while pregnant.  i sorry.  this is also me.

THE ACTUAL PENSLAYER BLOG.  ||  But I do have GOOD news!  I am currently contracted with Hannah Rose Creative to completely overhaul, rebrand, + redesign my poor little blog.  I tell you what, how awesome is that??  It will be several months before you see the outcome because Hannah is super nice + is taking her time so that we can make bite-sized monthly payments for the package (so grateful!), but I've already got a taste of her work for me + I'm really excited to keep honing the process to a final design.  MAYBE THEN I'LL ONCE AGAIN FEEL LIKE BLOGGING. 

there's good news + bad news.  but hey, at least you know i'm not GONE-gone.  i'm just hiding from you.  XD  here's hoping some time in the future will see better progress on "ethandune" + i can once again pore over my computer like a maniac trying to get the plot down just so.  thanks for sticking with me! <3

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