First of all, I really appreciate the kind words and the cheering on from all of you concerning my last post! So sweet to read your words and see that many of you have read my post. I’m so excited about this venture! Here are some of the fabrics I picked out this last week to use for the bags I’ll be sewing….
The photo above really doesn’t do the fabric justice. I went to a really cool shop in Calgary, called Rick Rack Textiles. Fantastic fabrics, and great service. If any of you are in the Calgary area, I highly recommend going there! I can hardly wait to get sewing!
You know, sewing has been one of the ways in which I’ve found a creative outlet over the years. Sewing, knitting, crochet, cooking, etc. are all ways in which I can do something creative and useful at the same time.
Some of you know this already, but I don’t have an education to speak of. I have never been to college or university, and that has become okay with me. I made a choice at a young age to get married to my high school sweetheart, and start a family right away. At first it was very difficult, and I found myself squirming inwardly. Wanting a way out of the hard parts of being a young wife and mother. Love was what kept me going. But, inwardly the struggle didn’t go away.
I squirmed and fought inside for a number of years. Why hadn’t I gone to school? Why was this “magical” time with my babies not so magical? Who was I anyway?
It took a long time to realize something. I realized that if I was going to be a stay at home mother and wife, I might as well be the best one I can be. Don’t get me wrong, I am FULL of faults, so I’m not saying that I became the BEST mother and wife. I’m just saying that I embraced and accepted my position in this life, and really got into being a wife and mother.
I no longer regret that I don’t have a formal education. You know why? I believe that I can teach myself nearly anything I’m interested in. I don’t feel stuck at home. Home is where I thrive! Learning to cook and do handicrafts have been some of the ways that I leaned into homemaking. Leaned into it, and accepted it, and dare I say, enjoyed it? This is my life.
Maybe you are finding yourself in the same spot I found myself years ago? Sink into your situation. Go with the flow of where it is leading. Be the best you in the place you’ve found yourself. Remember there is no chance. Nothing happens by mistake.