Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hi There...I'm Back

Hi friends. It's been awhile, eh? The last day I posted was Thursday September 22, 2011. That is 242 days ago. Seems like a long time, but in my mind, it has actually gone very quickly.

As you can see, there have been some changes to my blog, which was previously called, "Wingin' It - Tales of a Girl's Attempts at Everything." I felt like that title no longer meshed with what I wanted my blog to be and after a lot of thought, decided to change it. So, welcome to my new blog: Burlap and Honey. I have a lot of ideas for this blog, that have been building over the last year, and I am so excited to share them. However, before I delve into my plans for the future, let me give you a little update about what I have been doing.

It wasn't a conscious decision to take a break from blogging - it just kind of happened and I can sum up what I have been up to very easily for you:


From August 2010 - April 2012, my husband, Dan, and I were living and breathing working on this film (which will be in theaters August 12th - shameless plug). Back in September, the hours really picked up and we were regularly spending around 65 to 70 hours per week in the studio. With regular work hours like that, you simply have to strip away some of your other obligations and hobbies or you will totally lose your mind; my blog was one of the casualties.

My friend Holly, who is also a colleague, likes to call this time of craziness as "G.U.L.P." - the Giving Up Life Plan. It sounds more dire than it is. It basically means the acceptance of the fact that, until the film is done, you don't get to have a life. Once you accept G.U.L.P. into your life, it is much easier to get through the day. All expectations beyond the walls of the film set just simply don't have a place in your life, and that is okay. With all of that said, we are so proud of this film and cannot wait for it to be shared with the world.

As of the past couple of weeks, our obligations on the film have ceased and we are slowly coming back to life. Dan and I are very fortunate to have about 12 weeks off before we begin work on our next feature, and are spending most of it abroad. I am currently typing this from England, where we are having an extended vacation catching up with Dan's friends and family. We also plan on exploring Europe and NYC while away. It is a much needed and appreciated chance to enjoy life. Perhaps you could call it "R.O.L.P." - the Rediscovering Our Lives Plan. 

I love R.O.L.P. It is a lot of fun.

So, there it is. Not very exciting or enthralling - just real life at it's best. My next post will outline some of my hopes for Burlap and Honey, and why I chose this new title but, for the time being, I will leave it at that. To those of you who are still here, thanks for sticking with me, and to any newbies, welcome.

It's good to be back. 

3 comments:

  1. I missed you!!! I'm actually glad you're back and I hope R.O.L.P. treats you well. :) I could use some R.O.L.P. myself. LOL

    Love the new blog look too by the way. Happy Travels!

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  2. welcome back Jocie, I'm glad you are enjoying some you time. LOVE YOU and miss you!

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  3. I've missed you, but totally get having to make choices - I've had to drop my own blog, though I miss it. Maybe I need to follow your lead and redesign the whole direction and purpose of my blog.

    I like the GULP/ROLP thing. I don't know why, but your blog hasn't shown up on my feed until today - and what fun to find 16 new posts from you! I'm going to have some fun reading this weekend!

    Glad you're back and showing up on my reader again.

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