Embracing Uncertainty

I’m baaaaa-ack!

Hello, world, once again!

I’ve been trying to write this post for 1.5 years. The vision I’ve had to stand proudly before you, laying out a grand plan of exactly what I’m going to post about, on a wonderfully steady posting schedule, with a long list of tantalizing photos and snippets of things to come to entice you to stay and get excited for more, all with perfect Pinterest pins at the ready… is still not ready.

Because I gotta be real: It’s 2020, and nothing feels certain or plannable or schedulable, including my ability to maintain energy levels. It’s been over 1.5 years since I started changing the branding of this blog, planning and thinking around battling health issues, waiting for the time to come when I’d have steady enough energy levels to devote to creating a regular posting schedule. All this time, wanting to just jump in and share the cool things I’m making, the small joys and the good things, the things I’m learning, but thinking I had to have the energy to really focus on this before I could start.

It’s time for me to stop waiting for the energy to plan, and just do. It’s time for me to embrace that I’m uncertain exactly how often I’ll be posting, or exactly what I’ll be posting, and just start posting anyway.

2020 has been a horrid year, and I need to share the small joys, the successes, the projects, the lessons, the hopeful moments, the pretty pictures – all the things that might buoy me (and hopefully you, dear readers) through this harsh season that is dragging on for way too long.

So: Level 8 Craftling has leveled up, evolved into its new form. I can’t wait to share it with you, on whatever schedule 2020 lets me. Let’s embrace uncertainty and imperfection, and see where it takes us. (I think it’ll still be somewhere pretty freaking awesome.)

Welcome to Birch & Briar.

Author: Kell

I'm a scientist from Ann Arbor, MI! Leatherworker. Seamstress. Maker of things. Enthusiastic gardener. Board game addict. Nature explorer. Forever seeking my best life.

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