As you may (or may not) have noticed, SemiDomesticated has been very quiet for a while now, and I’m so sorry to have left you in the dark! That doesn’t mean things have been quiet behind the scenes — quite the contrary.
We got married…
A year and a half ago, I got married to my best friend and partner in crime Easton West (who by the way recently launched his production company Klein and West and they’re up to some very exciting stuff — check it out!). Shortly after we got pregnant with our first baby.
Then we had a baby!!!
Alma Bay was born in May last year and has been our main ‘project’ and focus of our lives ever since. The precious time I’ve had to myself, I’ve spent scheming and planning the future of my career and of SemiDomesticated, and I’ve come to the realisation that with this new life situation, my work situation has to change drastically as well.
Does that mean this is the end?
Nope, not at all! But the last few years of trying to balance a freelance graphic design career with running a full time blog, left me feeling like I’m always playing catch up, which is neither sustainable, enjoyable, nor healthy — with or without a family.
It’s the beginning!
Or at least a new beginning. Let’s call it a relaunch. From now on, I’ll put all of my (work) energy into my passion project, and dedicate myself to making SemiDomesticated what I know it has the potential to be. Oh, and do I have plans for you!
So, what are you now?
SemiDomesticated? Fully Domesticated?
It’s been a running joke amongst my friends that we I’m no longer ‘Semi’ Domesticated but 100% Domesticated. The name and core values will stay the same, and some of the usual content will be part of the mix. The details are still being worked out, but I promise there’ll be lots of new and exciting content and offerings once I’m back!
I’d love to hear from you!
In the meantime, I’d would love your feedback. I’ve created a small questionnaire for you where you can give your feedback and let me know what you like, what you don’t like, what you would like to see more of, and perhaps you have some other thoughts you’d like to share. Take the survey here! And if you want to email me personally, feel free to do so through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I’d like to wish you a happy 2016! Have a beautiful winter, stay warm and know that I am still here, hiding behind the scenes, hard at work on what will be a new and better SemiDomesticated for both me and you! A complete website redesign is scheduled to take place this spring, but for now the current site and all of our stories are still there for you to enjoy for a little while longer.
With love & excitement,