crochet:: on the topic of taking a break…


You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been taking a little breakity break from blogging.  There were lots of reasons, lots of things to do, lots of changes to be made in my life.

The long story has way too many layers to bore y’all to tears with, so the short story it will be…

My father’s death 1 1/2 years ago was very difficult and I have been in a funk ever since.  You can even see it in my blogging, or lack thereof.  I was in a miserable place both personally and professionally.  I changed jobs last summer and got my professional life in order to the point it no longer weighed down my personal life where I was attempting to deal with loss and sadness.  (I’m apparently still queen-of-the-run-on-sentence) 

This spring I decided I needed to *ahem* grow a pair and work on my personal life.  I made a list, as one does when one is as OCD as I tend to be.  I realized I needed to fix SO MUCH CRAP in my own head that the only way through it was to sprinkle in some rewards to myself or I would be overwhelmed.  I didn’t want to get to a point that I’d give up, my Daddy would not approve…

I began my Personal Reboot Challenge with simple things each week building on the success of the previous week.  Some things were easy, like ditching soda.  Others were very flipping difficult, like working out every day and quitting smoking.  I’m 3 months in and happy to report that I have completed the list, kept all the good habits and not reverted to the old bad ones!  There were small rewards along the way…a Runza hamburger, fries & a Dr. Pepper (OMG ~ hated it after eating healthy for so long), and with the money I’d saved by not purchasing cigarettes I got fancy & expensive hand-dyed yarn, and a new set of crochet hooks.  But the pièce de résistance was to finally make myself a studio space in my itty bitty house.   It took a ton of work, and even organizing an 8-family garage sale, but I did it!

I have emptied out the basement living room, and I’m in the process of making myself at home in my very own studio.

Here are a couple of pics with my progress so far.

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I still need to move 2 more of the white cabinets into my space, hang some art on the walls, and to find the right office chair…but I’m on my way.

Thanks for stopping by

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Have a lovely day!

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11 thoughts on “crochet:: on the topic of taking a break…”

  1. I know your Dad is so proud of you. This is my first day on your site. I joined today. My first blog. Blah blah blah. Your story is very inspiring. Love your new crafty space and you are so talented
    I have been stalking your projects all afternoon trying to learn to make your toddler pinafore. I have stage 4 cancer. I am 67 and am making things I can for all the people who are instrumental in making my life beautiful right now. A radiation tech at UAB KIRKLIN CLINIC in Birmingham is incredible. I want to make this dress for her 2 year old. If you can please help with your conversion notes it would be so helpful. I have a hard time going good back and forth, it’s like a puzzle for me. I would love your help. My daughter in law lost her Mom a year ago. My mom since 1982. I know your new resolve will work out and there are many admirers,out here cheering you on.

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