Sunday, March 17, 2013

The End is the Beginning is the End- More Changes

Hello friends!

My blog post title is a song by the Smashing Pumpkins("The End is the Beginning is the End"), one of my very favorite bands in my high school years. When I was thinking about my post today this was what came to mind as the title. My brain associates everything to music. I am not sure why, but music has been my therapy so many times in life so it's no surprise it comes to me now. 

So just when I thought maybe things would settle down and my new changes would start becoming a new schedule, the balance is again disrupted. I feel like my whole life has been flipped upside down.  So we officially got moved, I had pretty much unpacked everything, we got some new things like book cases and stands and got them assembled.  Well when we had signed our lease there were only a few apartments available so we chose a ground level squished in the middle. I prefer corners as it gives you one more open wall not attached to other units. So we were going to put in for a transfer for a corner unit when one opened up. Well as we settled in we found out that we were again under a family with multiple kids. As you know if you have lived in an apartment that living under a family with kids can get really loud. So we are looking to transfer into a 3rd floor unit. It turns out that one will be opening up on April 9th. So while we wait for further details we may very well be moving AGAIN to a 3rd floor in the same complex. 

So that is the first bit of news. The second part of the news is that this will also put my glass making on hold. So you know how in Harry Potter they refer to Voldemort as "you know who," well we will refer to my glass making as "you know what". So when I say that you will get what I mean ;) So "you know what" will be put on hold until the relocation. I was pretty devastated at first and had  a good cry. I just want to get settled into a new schedule and get things "back to normal". I hate change. I really do. With all of these changes I realize just what a creature of habit I am. It's been really difficult...  

So what will I do with that time that I would have been doing "you know what"? Well, good question...
I guess this next 25 days will allow me to dedicate time to other neglected areas of my business and life. So as far as the business side goes, I will have new things to list. So I am happy to announce that you will still continue to see new beads offered up. I have decided to get into my "bead reserve" I had been stashing away for Bead Fest. I might also maybe make up some random sets with some loose beads I keep on hand. I guess we will see. So I am really bummed to tell you that the urchin beads you just fell in love with will be put on hold for a little while longer. 

I also decided that with this "extra" time I could make some more jewelry and update that shop a little bit more. I focus mostly on my beads because so many people make jewelry. I really do like to make and wear jewelry thought, and people like to know what to make with the beads so that is excuse enough to keep making things ;) I guess this also gives me some time to make myself some new jewelry since I sent most of my newest jewelry to Belle Armoire for Staci and my collaboration article. We will keep you posted on more details of that when we get them. I believe that article will post late summer or early fall, but don't quote me on that. 

This extra time will also allow me to update my blog more! Ha, we will see if that is true, but I will try for sure. I will have no excuse, right? 

I will also be spending more time at the gym, which was in our plans now that I am across the street from the gym instead of miles away with no vehicle to get me there. It will be nice to work out with Ricky again :) 

So that is my new news for today. It's rainy and Ricky is working. We don't really have any plans for today. We may get a visit from some friends, but the weather is kind of crappy so not too sure. I am tired of the unpacking/repacking. I haven't been sleeping well due to my "6am wake-up call" from the upstairs noise. I may just sit down and assemble some jewelry for a zen moment. I am also enjoying listening to some music from my past that brought me a great deal of comfort when I did my first big move from my home town to Kansas City, "Siamese Dream" from The Smashing Pumpkins. 

See you soon.

xo Genea


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Whew, I'm glad I read your post as soon as I noticed it, Genea, I was kinda worried as I read "my whole life has been flipped upside down". Yikes! Glad this unsettled stuff seems to have a definite end point, though. Maybe it will be a blessing in more ways than can be seen right now (a chance to get the lay of the land, so to speak).

So often, we are busy doing that next task, and repeat, and repeat, that it takes something a little extra-ordinary to make us step back and do a wide-angle view. I hope you get to enjoy that new perspective and come to your art gloriously refreshed!

Genea said...

Monique- Yeah, I am kind of melodramatic that way. When I speak I am colorful in my words like I am colorful in my art. I try to use words that "paint" a vivid picture. I guess sometimes from our own personal perspective seemingly small things seem to be "the end of the world".

Yeah, an ending point is definitely good. This re-location will be the first "ending point". I hate to say it, but I am also looking forward to the later "ending point" of moving out of an apartment back into a house(this is the plan for the end of our lease next April).

I totally agree with what you are saying! I believe I will. When you are going through things the view is blurry and the feelings are uncertain. Uncertainty is something I am not totally fond of, but on the flip side of that. Uncertainty can lead to so many wonderful things. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment :) xo Genea

Ann Schroeder said...

It sounds like you've got some great stuff to do while waiting to get back to "you know what." I will look forward to seeing what you post. I've always tried to get a top floor apt for just the reason you talk about, so I feel your pain. Any time I move, I just hope for quiet. It's the luck of the draw. I'm lucky right now. I wish you the same luck!

Genea said...

Ann- Lol, yeah I hope to have enough to "fill my days" while I wait to get back to what I love best ;) Oh man. I have super sonic hearing so noises REALLY bother me :( Me too! Quiet is such a priceless gift. Glad to hear you found a place with some nice quiet. Thanks so much! xo Genea

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