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Two years is a long time

Two years. Has it really been that long?

I can think of a thousand excuses for not writing, but when it comes down to it, I just didn't allow myself time to be creative. And when I look back at all those review posts, it's not like what I was writing was all that inspiring before I needed a break.

In two years, I made an overdue career change, became more deeply invested in volunteer work, prioritized time for me and my family, and most recently decided we should suck it up and finish our giant, open, raw basement.

Sitting at Bounce World, writing doesn't come easy. Thinking back to when I was younger, recalling the hours spent writing hundreds of pages of creative fiction until college research papers led to writing burnout - I wondered if I still have any writing passion left. I overthink now and was far more carefree as a teenager. That's probably just a part of growing up and getting older.

The past few weeks were loud, hectic, and exhausting, but seeing how amazing our new space is going to be makes it all worthwhile. Finally, a place for guests to sleep comfortably without having to give up my home office or wait for a turn to shower!

Above, you can see the work in progress. The far room is a dedicated guest space that will be ready for any last minute visitors. Since this picture, the HVAC system has been framed, the bathroom framing is done, with setup for a pocket door, and our plumbing is installed and inspected.

The play room has a huge closet to store hundreds of stuffed animals, princess gowns, and games. One thing I've looked forward to since we kicked this project off is getting the toys out of our dining room.

Maybe I'll keep updating and get back in the habit of a regular writing schedule. No promises though.


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