I have been thinking about what William wrote on getting overwhelmed with all the projects for the season.
About October I start thinking about what I’m going to make and who I’m going to make it for. Then the anticipated weekend that I get started. Everything goes great and by the end of that weekend I’m thinking that if I can keep up this pace I’ll be in good shape and have all that I wanted to make done in good time.
I don’t know if I mentioned that I not only work a full-time job, but during this season my job is unpredictable. I am a UPS driver. So I never know when I will be off work therefore hardly get to work in the shop during the week. So with that in mind, it happens. I wont get to go to the shop on Saturday at all and Sunday is only for a couple of hours, because all that I should have done on Saturday in the house I need to do on Sunday. So I know what William was saying, and with that in mind I have to remind myself LIFE happens, enjoy it and those people that do get a handmade item from me for Christmas are thrilled. The ones that don’t, will hopfully be the ones that get a gift next year.
In a way it makes it exciting for people who are getting a gift and anticipation for those that don’t know who those people will be every-year. So yeah, I constantly remind myself just relax and enjoy what life throws at me, you only get to live it once.
-- Kelly, Allen,KS