Crochet throughout the year
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...Every month...
I'll crochet through them all!
Seriously though, I've heard many people say it's to hot to crochet during the summer and I guess that's part of the benefit of living in Utah - I love to crochet ALL...Year...Round!
I'm a blanket person though and love to have blankets by me even during the summer months so to crochet when it's hot doesn't phase me. When do you crochet? Are you a year round crocheter too?
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Today we're focusing on Through the Year. This year, life was full of changes and I haven't been able to crochet as much. I'm not complaining. It's all been good. My daughter went to Cosmetology school and while she was trying to get her hours in so she could graduate, I was able to keep my grandson here quite a bit. That little boy is so stinking cute and I love him more than words can say. Babies are a lot of work though so there wasn't much time to pull the yarn out. I wouldn't change that time with him for anything though.
Now that all of my girls are in school full days, I knew it was time for me to go back to work and try to get us on a better path financially. I struggled with the thought of going back to work full time for quite a while. What's funny is that when my oldest daughter was little, I was a single mom and had to work. Back then, I never thought I would be a stay at home mom. I Love my kids and felt that it would be a good balance mentally to at least keep a part time job. When I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter, the company that I worked with had to shut down. Being 6 months pregnant makes it hard to get hired for another job. I interviewed but knew it wasn't going to work. I was able to just stay home and though finances were tight and we've had our fair share of medical bills the past 11 years, we survived. I loved being able to stay home with my girls and watch them learn and grow. Again, I wouldn't trade that time with them for anything.
When I finally decided to step back into the outside of home job, it was hard on me do start sending out that resume. I had many interviews and several that seemed to go really well with 2nd and 3rd interviews from a couple of companies. I felt good about them until I was sent the dreaded rejection letter. After going through that a few times, I really started to doubt myself. It was a struggle!!! I felt like I was no longer valuable because of staying home so long. So many doubts ran through my mind. I knew there was a reason and it was hard for me to be patient but eventually the perfect opportunity came along to work for a company with amazing owners and great employees. I'm able to work what is best for my family. If my kids are sick or need help, I'm able to be with them without having to worry about missing work. It's taken a few months to get a good schedule down between work and home so crochet was on the back burner for a while. Now I feel like things have settled down and I'm hoping to pick it up a little more.
So, in a nutshell, that's a glance at my year. Life changes whether we like it or not so take a breath and roll with the wave. Find things to appreciate and focus on the best.
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