My city Brisbane is currently under flood warning and the water is getting closer and closer. Technically the suburb I live in is extremely unlikely to flood because it’s very high up, but you just never know these days and we’re trying to get prepared for the worst. One of our outer towns called Toowoomba was actually hit the worst by what was described as an ‘inland tsunami’ even though it is actually a very high up town, and everyone thought it was extremely unlikely that it would flood. Therefore I don’t know when I will be back, since I anticipate there will be power outages, internet outages and what not.
If you haven’t seen the news please take a look, it’s quite a devastating flood to say the least and the rain is not really easing. I was evacuated from my University today since it is near the river and told that it will be closed for the next two. The river is overflowing, and when I saw it this morning our ferry docks were completely submerged.
Another thing I wanted to talk to you guys about is my blog. As it turns out, I was wrong about my timetable easing up. In fact it did the complete opposite and I am now at uni from 9 to 5 everyday. This isn’t actually the biggest issue though, the biggest issue is I am starting to find deco to be a chore! I never thought the day would come when my favourite hobby would turn into a big chore of mine but since free time is so scarce for me right now, i’m finding that i’d rather play video games or watch tv and basically do nothing because i’ve done so much in the day. I know this is a phase, I often go back to yearning for craft, but right now I have no desire to do so. So i’m left with school work, gym and video games and i’ve literally got very little to blog, and that’s the reason why I don’t blog, it’s because I really don’t know what to blog about. I know lots of people blog about daily outfits, makeup, stuff like that, but i’m uncomfortable with doing that because I have a set identity for this blog, and that identity is that this is a deco and craft blog.
So, i’ve decided that i’ll try to take easy baby steps into blogging again. The first thing I am doing is shutting down my Facebook. Often I find myself thinking of blogging but then feeling guilty that i’m neglecting my Facebook, so i’ve decided that if I shut one down i’ll feel less guilty.
The second thing I am doing is a huge sale on my Etsy stuff, everything is 70% off with the code ‘70percent‘,. I’m doing this because I need to clear space in my room and also I hope that i’ll be able to make fresh and new stuff eventually, but i’m running out of space for it.
Thirdly, I make no guarantees that I will blog for a while… I don’t have a lot of free time anymore, and I am not willing to eat into my study and uni time to blog because my priorities lie with my studies. I will never give any less than 100% unless I am sick or unwell to my studies so that I never regret anything. On top of that philosophy I will never neglect my need to relax and and take time off, and unfortunately blogging is not taking time off nor relaxing for me, so unfortunately it is really going to take a backseat for now. I will not take down this blog though, I love it and i’ve put a ton of work into it, but for now I don’t know when I will be coming back.
Dear Natania: i’m terribly, terribly sorry about the lack of tutorial about chocolate frosting. If you use polymer clay, here is a really good tutorial on making a whole cake complete with icing. I have to admit I have not actually found a way to do good frosting effects with air dry, so when I need to make a frosted cake I always use polymer clay… i’m so sorry about this :(.