Back to Me

I’ve been very lax in blogging and doing pretty much anything creative lately, and it’s having a toll on my mood. I’ve been struggling with depression and have found that I’m easily irritated and frustrated.

However, I managed to find some downtime yesterday and instead of working on the laundry, I started designing a phone case for my new phone (thank you tax rebate), and the longer I worked on it, the more I felt myself unwind.

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The boys are becoming more independent, we’re weaning J3 from breastfeeding so Josh is taking him off of my hands, and they’re more consistent with their naps, which is giving me more Time (yes, Time with a capital T). Recently I’ve been using it to do chores, but Josh is encouraging me to just leave them, and to work on stuff for myself.

So, today during naptime, I picked up the Surface, and with my new stylus in hand (thank you My Valentine) I got to work. This means that I’ve finally put some new designs on our Threadless store!

Go check it out and leave a comment if y’all want a custom design, or just have a cool idea for one!

I would also love to hear your strategies for coping with depression.

Until next time,

Laura x

Two Years Later…

As I said on the About Us page, I am now a stay at home Mum, looking after J2 and J3, and while I love these boys with all my heart, I felt like I was losing myself. I wasn’t Vixen anymore, and Laura was barely hanging on, I was gradually becoming just Mama.

For some women this doesn’t seem to bother them, and I know that others would do anything to be called Mama, I appreciate that, and that’s okay, but it’s not me, I like to look to the future…

One day the boys will be adults and what will I do then?

Just exist until I’m called Grandma?

No. I need to be someone, have an identity of my own, not just the one that has been given to me by giving birth.

So, welcome to my corner of The Blogosphere, you may call me Laura, and maybe, one day, Vixen will start blogging too.