“…it’s absolutely possible to reinvent yourself.” – Patty Eskridge, Art Journaling Magazine (Oct/Nov/Dec 2018)
When I read Patty’s words a couple weeks ago I got goosebumps. I’d been feeling discouraged about blogging and designing crochet patterns. Maybe discouraged isn’t the right word, because by all accounts my business has been growing and to most people everything looked just fine.
My mission with this blog has always been to empower women to have crafty misadventures by encouraging them to make time for creativity; try new products and techniques; and have fun while making lots of mistakes.
No matter how I tried, I could never get the things I’m passionate about – creating, writing, and lifting others up – to mesh within the confines of this space. Every time I clicked publish, I felt like I failed. There were a couple of moments – Hugamonster, specifically – where I felt like I *got there* but yeah. I was pretty much ready to give up.