Hey there. I’m Amy and this is awkward.
I’ve always had a love of writing, but I was never consistent. I always received high marks on english papers in school (thanks to the pre-google thesaurus) but it was always just something I had to do. When I was employed (before becoming a stay-at-home mom) I fell into the role of creating/sending lots of instructional emails and materials for coworkers to reference while learning a new program, Revit. They were filled with wit and sass and everyone loved them…at least that’s what I tell myself.
I have always had the drive to be creative. When I was younger, when asked what I wanted to be, I would just say an Artist. I think a good hair flip often accompanied my answer. As far as I was concerned, I could draw really bad trees and rainbows and somehow feed myself. My mom would ever so sweetly try to help me hone in on what exactly it was that I wanted to do. Eventually we landed on Interior Design at the ripe old age of 12 (give or take a year or 2). And that’s what I did. I received a degree in Interior Design and worked for a good sized commercial architectural/interior design firm for 5 years. I really loved it. Sure, there were the clients that were horrible and everything you did was wrong and made you wonder WHY IN THE WORLD AM I NOT WORKING AT GAP?!…but then there were the other clients who thought you hung the moon. We liked those.
I always knew I wanted to stay home with my baby (or babies…but that’s a WHOLE different topic)…it just seemed so strange to me to grow this little person then just take them somewhere to be watched. So I quit to pursue the ever degrading role of a home maker (or as I like to think of it…being fashionably nostalgic). At the time of writing this, I’m about a year in and I love it. I cannot imagine leaving my baby for 8-10 hours a day. I do get really anxious to create something at times. My sweet husband can now recognize the signs and will order me to knit while he watches June. This saves us all a lot of trauma.
I mentioned knitting. I love it. I recently realized that when I get absorbed into a project, I neglect everything else. With the exception of June, of course. In addition to that, I love doodling (architectural doodles…random doodles, etc), paper crafts like card making, cooking and baking (baking is a recent discovery) and my latest obsession, re-fashion. I’m typically scared of my sewing machine but I’ve been getting more and more daring. I’m sure there will be some project posts in the future.
Above all, though, I really and truly love our creator. We strive to live in a way that pleases and honors God, from the words we say to the activities we do. We are ever amazed my the many blessings He has provided us with and we hope we are good stewards to those things.
And there’s that! Thanks for stopping by!