05 November, 2010

I'm sorry. Again.

Well, here I am again. My name is Autumn and I'm a serial blog-neglecter.  {Is that even a word? "Neglecter"? It looks weird.}  Anyhoo.

Many of you know what I've been up to the past few months, but for those of you who don't, let me give you the scoop....

1) My Husband got a job transfer.
2)We moved from Melbourne.
3)We moved to the Northern Territory.
4)Specifically, the great Australian Outback.
5)More specifically, Kakadu National Park
6) I decided I didn't have enough going on in my life so I thought a business re-structure was a good idea.

That pretty much sums it up and lets you know where I am now:: Still in the midst of aforementioned business restructure.

To be honest with you, I wasn't happy with the way it was "working" before.  Why, you ask? Well, because it just wasn't working.  So because I'm not a glutton for punishment I decided I needed to grab it by the reigns and pull tight to make the whole shindig come to a grinding halt. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.  I took stock of where I was at, where my business was at, and where I wanted it to go.  Boy, was it hard.  Boy, isn't it STILL hard.  But, it's a difficult path that I'm willing to take because, as the saying goes, the journey is better than the destination? No. That's not it..The destination isn't as special as the journey? No. That's not it either. You know what I'm getting at.  I love this journey. I'm struggling. It's hard work. I'm stressed, to the max, and at times, supremely frustrated. But I love every.single.minute. Why? Because it's my baby.  Because it's my passion. Because I know as sure as I'm writing this, that design is what I'm meant to do.  It's my purpose on this Earth. It's my love, and I love it so.

So, I've been designing new paperie, designing a new website, and scouring the ends of the Earth for the perfect web designer whose ideas; creativity; aesthetic and style will mesh with mine.  I want a beautiful product and I want my visitors to enjoy my site...to return time and time again.  I know I do that with websites that I love, whether I'm buying or not. {Sorry all you eCommerce peoples. Sometimes I just wanna browse.}

Oh yeah, and I bought a new letterpress.  At this moment, she's on her long journey from France to Australia. She's my 2nd baby. {My first baby is a teenage girl human baby named Hunter.}...More on the press later.

So, essentially, that's why I've been a blog-neglecter. And from the bottom of my non-writing-non-blogging heart, I'm sorry. Really. Honest.  But I promise, that when the business is settled, when the site has been designed and when the paperie is on the "shelf" of the world wide web, I will get back to posting and blogging and letting you in on more fun goodies from the Paper C headquarters. Which is now, in my home studio, in the middle of the outback, amongst the breathtaking beauty of World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.