To say it’s been a while is an understatement. To be candid, Lune Collective has been the subject of major neglect. Life has been passing, or speeding by, and Lune has remained in my mind, while sadly untouched, through so much else that has happened this past year.
The #1 culprit – James Downey Kinsella. My sweet sweet baby boy born March 30, 2016! Mom life has been a major shift to say the least. It has been a truly wonderful 9 months learning about and loving this amazing little person.
While juggling a full time job and everything else that comes with life, things have been hectic. My husband and I are still on a learning curve as every few weeks brings on a new chapter with James. The all consuming, awe inspiring, never-felt-this-before love however, is the best. We’ve never been happier, though it is definitely not without its challenges. Every cliche about parenting and how difficult yet rewarding it is couldn’t be truer. My time is now for him and it really is wonderful, but some of my other loves have fallen to the wayside…Lune, cooking anything that takes more than 30 mins, doing a relaxing face mask, tv show or movie marathons, seeing our friends practically ever…ha.
Stephanie also began a new chapter and has moved on to follow other passions. After getting married, she headed back to her hometown to be with family and start a new career. Very exciting, though I do miss her dearly!
So where does all of this leave Lune? Honestly – I’m not sure yet. What I do know is that having a place to explore my passions, something that is just mine creatively, an outlet that fulfills that piece of me that I have to set aside during my 9-5 and my time focused solely on my family is still utterly important. So Lune will most definitely live, just in what iteration, how often, and with what focus is unclear. That being said, Lune Collective will continue to be.
I hope that you take a moment to check in on us here and there and see how this platform continues to evolve. Lune Collective is in its infancy too, and I can’t wait for it to grow.