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Higher than ever, soon

lifelauren schoenerComment

Ups and downs. Over the past year, I've seen more than my fair share of the downs, and I've been lower than low at times. But that's not what I want to write about right now. I want to share some high points, mostly just for my own sanity. To remind myself there even were some.

So, here are some ups that happened last year:

  • CausticWear became governmentally official. Though I had been selling my stuff for about a year(ish), I finally filled out all the appropriate paperwork to have an LLC, and for once (aside from the 7 years I spent receiving a higher education) I feel like I'm doing something productive and worthwhile.
  • My nephew was born. And while I'm sad that I live so far away from him, his very existence makes me happy. My sister sends me pictures of him doing mundane things like eating prunes and playing with toys and I just get all the warm-and-fuzzies you could imagine. I cannot wait to watch him grow into the amazing boy and fantastic man I know he'll turn out to be. I mean, how can he not, being born into MY family.
  • I finally took the plunge and got the Tardis tattoo. For nearly two years I had been considering placement and design and its hidden meaning to me, aside from the obvious fandom aspects. It turned out better than I could've hoped, and I'm thinking about further additions/improvements to it. Sorry I'm not sorry Mom.
  • I discovered my newfound love: aerial silks. Exercising has never been something I took seriously. I still don't, really. But back in the first half of 2013, I saw a woman with a similar body shape/size as mine performing on the silks and I was awestruck. If she could do it, why couldn't I? I mean, aside from my complete lack of upper body strength, athleticism, and grace. Turns out it. is. HARD, but I CAN DO IT!! I'm positive I'll never be good enough to run off with the circus. But honestly, who cares? The classes are fun, the moves are challenging, and at the end of class, despite being sore, I feel like I can conquer the world. 

So, in a whole 365 days, I can only think of 4 things that were really uplifting for me. Not the best year. I plan on making 2014 the best year I've ever had. And to be honest, doing so shouldn't be that difficult. In a future post, I'll probably ramble on about some lows, and maybe some things i'm doing to avoid them in future. But for now, I just want to bask in the glow of the good things.