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TTMT #552 – Shifting Gears

It’s the end of an era for me. Thank you for being along for the ride! ♥

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13 thoughts on “TTMT #552 – Shifting Gears

  1. Very sorry to hear about PBF’s grandma. Expected or not it’s hard. Hugs to you all.

    Oh my! I completely understand the decision. The shut down of Craftsy killed my sales and with it the motivation to keep it up. I had so much life going on I didn’t have the time or energy to find a new place. I definitely didn’t have design time. So while I’ll miss your new stuff I do understand.

    I am always willing to help with groups or pages. Just let me know what I can do.

    Enjoy your family time ❤️

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    1. Last week was a WEIRD week. Fortunately, this one has been much better.

      I edited out a massive part about Craftsy from this video. I still get worked up about it, but it really doesn’t matter anymore. I seriously considered shutting down when that happened, but I didn’t want that to be WHY I did it, if that makes any kind of logical sense.

      Thank you so much for your offer to help. I’m still working my way around how to delegate more FiS stuff. I put the website together so piecemeal that delegating isn’t the easiest thing to do!

      Family time has been completely awesome. ♥

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  2. We all have to shift gears from time to time, it happens, it’s just hard to do sometimes. This past couple of years I spent serious time in thought about selling all my crafting/weaving/quilting supplies and just forgetting about it all, as I’ve had some major changes in my health (basically a shut in now, I can’t drive for several reasons) and things pretty obviously aren’t going to get back to where they were. When I told her my sweet Mom said, “Oh! You don’t have to do that, it’ll be there for you when you’re ready to go back to it”. I don’t know if I’ll get back, but it’s a comfort to know that the option’s still there for….someday.

    Anyway, I’m glad you’re going to continue with Talk to me Tuesday, I was worried that was what you were going to say. Of course, had that been your decision, it would’ve been okay. You have a lot on your plate anymore my friend. Like the song says, “Breathe, just breathe”.

    Also, I’m sorry to hear about your and your husband’s loss. It’s hard no matter the age.

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    1. I’ve been learning to “swerve” and try to make the best of every situation. There’s a lot going on in my life that I don’t talk about because I really like to lift people up as much as possible and it genuinely makes me feel better to do so. Talk to Me Tuesday has become my anchor. I know what day of the week it is and can keep track of what I’ve done without keeping a list. Sometimes when I can’t remember how I did something, I can go back and a younger version of myself can tell me all about it! It’s also been an amazing way to keep in touch with friends who are far away.

      I hope you can get back to your crafting someday, even if only in a small way. *hugs*

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  3. My condolences to your whole family on the loss of grandma.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement. I am so very happy for you. You have given so much to so many for so long…time for a change. I’ll certainly miss seeing new stuff from you, but have enough of your old stuff to last quite a while. I’m looking forwarding to following what you do next, and hope you can find a paid position with a non-profit or something equally satisfying.
    I know I’ll get to continue watching you and your family going forward (your family is so similar to mine–except, of course, the obvious). So I’m not worried about losing touch or losing track of you and them. Many things in my grown kids’ houses originated with or came through connections of yours into my house to make for them. I know you will still and always be an inspiration to me, just one with a new journey and hopefully more time to do more the side of things you enjoy most and your body tolerates better.
    Okay, there was that one tear just now. But believe me, it was a happy memory one, not a sad one.
    Love you! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, my friend! It’s kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around how many wonderful people I’ve met during this crazy journey of mine. I am delighted that I met you and SO HAPPY that you came back to us. Giant hugs to you and yours. ♥

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  4. I can totally understand your need to change things a bit and relinquish some of your responsibilities. You have been doing so much for so long; I haven’t understood how you do ALL THE THINGS! I hope you find the position you are looking for with a good non-profit. For the last 4 or 5 years of my working life, I worked for a group who worked with troubled youth and helped people with developmental disabilities find things they needed. It was a much more personally rewarding experience than all the years I worked in the corporate and legal worlds.

    My sympathy to all of your family for your loss!

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    1. I’ve had some wonderful help doing all the things, and I LOVE to do them! I have a few life things that need to be sorted through (and waited out!) and then I will absolutely be looking into what’s next. I have a few ideas, but I think I’ll keep those to myself until I figure it all out! What I really know is that I want to do good. I’ve been working toward that my whole life and the older I get, the more it means to me. ♥

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  5. Ok So I apparently did not comment on this post! Suffice it to say, you deserve to do whatever makes you happy. I know how much it means to you to help people (and critters!) so I very much hope that when you get to a place in your life when you are ready for that you will find something you want to do. The crafty universe is damn lucky to have had you contributing so much for so long!

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  6. Happy Retirement 😀 You definitely know what’s best for you! Maybe I’ll finally sew some of the patterns I have from you, if I don’t keep adding new ones…. (I have sewn at least 2.5 of your patterns, but I’m much better at stockpiling than using patterns, haha.)

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