Thoughts

Shift

I’ve always had a different vision for what craftonium.com would be, so I am moving my regular blogging adventures to jenniferfraley.com. I hope you will join me there!

Thoughts, Writing

NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

I failed. Technically, I lost at NaNoWriMo. Winning is completing 50,000 words in a month. I did not do that. Most things in life aren’t “win or lose.” The concept is still important, but for me the act of doing this was its own reward. Honestly, I could have been more diligent. Preparation helps. Also,… Read More NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

Thoughts

Just Me

I keep this web log as a way to find my voice. There are over 3 billion users on the internet right now. I like having a place I can consider home. This safe space allows me a platform to find, shape and mold my purpose in real time. Consistency is key. I’ve been lost… Read More Just Me

Thoughts

Holding On

Sometimes I miss the way things were. I know this is futile because time is always moving forward, but as I gain traction I realize there’s really no going back. The living of life moves in one direction and getting nostalgic or longing for the past is not only impractical, it can end up being… Read More Holding On

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Guilt

Right before Noah was born, one of the midwives relayed a story to me. “When a baby is born, three things come out: the baby, the placenta and a whole mess of guilt.” She told me I could go ahead and leave that guilt in the delivery room. It’s easy to focus on the things… Read More Guilt

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Seasons

I love the smells of this season. I can’t do it all this year. The corn mazes, the hay rides and searching for the perfect pumpkin. Apple picking and figuring out what to do with all those apples once I get home. The earth smells damp and sweet all at the same time and as… Read More Seasons