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Random Obsessions and Fleeting Interests… or Not?

I find it facinating how I have these thoughts, ideas, or obsessions that seem so random and fleeting. I thought it might be interesting to document my daily time and thought fillers to see if they are somehow related or come back around full circle at a later time.

Recently, my obsession has been/was resin crafts. All I could do was shop resin supplies (confession: I love researching and putting crap in my shopping carts, and I say “carts” since I’m almost always at any given moment shopping multiple websites, yet hardly ever actually buy anything), watch YouTube videos on resin crafting, and make resin pieces. I say, “was,” because I was super into it and then I researched, as I always do, and realized there’s a better resin out there that is quicker curing and seems like a better fit for my instant gratification personality type. So then, all of a sudden, I’m not into resin anymore.

Moving on to researching changing from selling dōTERRA (not as a business but as a way to get free/discounted essential oils) to possibly selling Young Living essential oils and toying around with the idea of creating a business of it (or supplemental income). Reached out to a friend today who sells Young Living and am anxiously awaiting answers to my questions to see if I should actually switch over.

Today, I also started obsessing over stamped metal. During my early morning  shower, I recalled a vendor I met at a craft fair at the hotel we stayed at in San Diego when we vacationed there last Fall, and fondly remembered how cool I found her jewelry creations to be and how I liked the fact that she was so portable and could create wherever she was with just a few tools. I like the idea of being portable and flexible and not being tied down to electricity or a certain piece of machinery or cumbersome supplies. So now I have a shopping cart (I really should say, “shopping cartS”) full of stamped metal supplies just waiting to be purchased.

So maybe as I document these thoughts, my true path may be revealed, or things may come full circle and explain something that didn’t make sense in the past. Maybe, just maybe, these thoughts and obsessions of mine are not so random after all?

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Since First Grade is a collaborative blog by two best friends currently living 2,733 miles apart. BFK and BFL have been best friends since first grade… and without giving our exact ages away, we’ve been best friends for over three decades! Sometimes life gets in the way, or words are difficult to say, or because of the time difference, the timing’s just not the best to have a deep conversation. Expressing those words in a blog may provide the emotional release we both need to declutter our minds and provide a way for us to support each other when time/energy permits. In a way, this blog can serve as an extension of our friendship and the hope is for it to be an outlet to share about and document our lives – the good, the creative, the funny, the sad, and the bad. Our acronym, BFFSFGSMFL, is what this blog is about… Best Friends Forever Since First Grade Soul Mates For Life.