Note: I made this a 2-part series because it was getting too long! Go here to see how “the before times” (i.e., before quarantine and the reality of COVID-19 hit) went.
In 2020, I was glad that my side hustle was just that–something I could put off to the side. I am an AP English Language teacher and mom to a now-four-year-old. When quarantine life started in March and my school moved to entirely virtual learning, my husband and I had to pivot to figure out a new family routine. And ours meant 7-day work weeks in which we tag-teamed on parenting duties and ramped up our productivity during our work hours. I had to figure out how to teach online AND get my kids ready for an AP test in May. I didn’t have time for my side hustle anymore.
Continue reading “Looking Back at 2020, Part II: My Favorite Projects, Despite a Tough Year”
Note: I decided to make this a 2 part series because it was starting to get too long! Go here to see the next one in the series – Favorite Projects from 2020.
Move over, Creatives Who Took Advantage of Extra Time During Quarantine To Grow Their Businesses. Proud Side Hustler Who Put Her Creative Projects to the Side coming through!
Continue reading “Looking Back at 2020, Part I: High Hopes”
This year was surprising in the best of ways. I like to keep my expectations low and my goals manageable–a bit of self-preservation so I don’t get too disappointed. This year, I either set my goals too low in January, or I just lucked out. Either way, I’m delighted with how the year turned out!
Continue reading “2019: A Year of Saying, “Why Not?” to New Adventures”
Ever say “yes” to a project, then panic mid-project because you don’t think you can do it? That’s what happened to me with Lindsay’s giant Peter Pan canvas. This was a project that challenged me and grew me as an artist, and one which taught me that a little bit of persistence and hope can have a huge impact!
Continue reading “How Bob Ross Kept Me From Giving Up”
I know, I know. We’re nearly a month into summer, and here I am doing a spring semester wrap-up. Things have been busy, OK?! I shared many of these projects as I did them, either on the blog or on Instagram, but there are a few that feel like I did them secretly. I never got around to sharing them on social media, so–what a sign of the times–it feels like they don’t exist yet. Here are all my fun projects from spring semester!
Continue reading “Spring Semester Wrap-Up: Projects and Designs from March to May”