So let's recap a bit from yesterday's post, yes? I was setting the stage of what life has looked like for our family over the past few years and contemplating how knitting/French Press Knits fits into the picture:
- full time job
-3 kids under age 4
-husband= full time grad school
So knitting. Sadly, it just hasn't been fitting in.
Last week, on Instagram, I alluded to some new developments in our lives. Joe, who graduated earlier this year, has just started his first teaching job. For the first time in a long while, I have the option to stay home. And guess what? I did it!
This is what I have dreamed of and hoped for since Elise was born, but life got crazy, and the years trudged on. Now that I have spent the last five years praying that this day would come and it finally has, I. AM. TERRIFIED.
What it all boils down to is this: My job has been my excuse for not getting things done. I've let it be the excuse for not keeping our house clean/organized and I've let it be the excuse for not releasing new patterns/knitting more.
In my own defense, the past few years have been beyond crazy. I feel like there has been pressure and stress coming in from every facet of my life. And if there were any moments of downtime, I felt the need to just do something totally mindless.
My last day of work was two weeks ago. Right before I quit, my head was spinning. There were so many things I was holding back from doing that I didn't know where I wanted to start. As far as knitting goes, I have been dying to find a moment to write up the pattern for Clara's Christmas set from last year. The problem is, our house is my current work in progress. I have spent the past couple weeks cleaning closets, painting, updating hardware, etc
It has felt good to be so productive at home, and I finally feel like things are getting whipped into shape. The other day Elise came home from school and declared, "Mommy- It's like we have a whole new house!". I think I'm on the right track :-)
Now that things are being managed on the home front, I plan to officially start my knitting career... if you can call it that! When Elise is at school, I still have two little ones at home, so it won't be easy. I'm working on finding babysitters for about 6 hours a week. It isn't much, but I need to start somewhere, right?
Excited to see where this takes me and looking forward to sharing everything that's been floating around in my head for the past few years.
No fears- just time to do it!Pin It