Thursday, 22 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
I'm generally not a great one for writing long introspective posts, this is primarily a craft blog after all. However, until about a year or so ago, it also included odd snippets of my life with my little man as they so often influence the direction my projects take. Events as always overtake us and while angry and disillusioned with certain members of my extended family, I made the conscious decision to exclude those parts of our life and make this a purely craft blog. As always when you make decisions like that they invariably have an unintended side effect and I found that rather than blogging being a fun thing anymore, it had become a chore. Hence the sporadic posting of recent months.
Anyhow, I digress, back to the present day. Sometimes unexpected events happen to make you reevaluate your life and the way you look at things. I've had a fantastic Easter away in Manchester, most of it spent decorating my sister's house but I also got a glorious reminder of what my life was like before responsibility kicked in and grounded me - I got to spend a completely child free weekend away with the "grown ups". As much as I love my little man and wouldn't be without him, it also reminded me what I've been missing out on. Don't get me wrong, my life is pretty full but I hadn't realised quite how much I'd allowed parenthood to define me rather than being my own person. I've spent most of the last few days working out in the garden catching up on all the spring jobs. Manual labour is great but it also gives your mind far too much free time to wander and dwell on things that have happened.
So what to do now? I have some wonderful friends here, in fact I have more female friends at this stage than I have ever had in my life. They've provided so much support and encouragement over the last couple of years and I have definately grown as a result because of it, I am now designing more and have built a good foundation for my little yarny business. I've also realised, I'm not angry any more and that I can be the bigger person, that I don't need to allow someone else's bad behaviour to affect how I view the world. However, there's still something missing and I obviously need to get a better balance in my personal life.
I need to make some changes and while they may not happen all that quickly, I've an idea where I need to be going and I think of how to get there. That has to be a good thing right? In the meantime, I'm going to make the most of everything going on here and look forward to a fun weekend with my knitty friends. I can make random postings of things that have caught my eye and hopefully return to loving my blog again. Has it helped to get all this off my chest? I think so but I guess we'll find out over the next few weeks.