Thursday, August 30, 2012

Re-balance

I mentioned in my last post that I have started on a new adventure, book writing.  In order to make room for this activity, I have had to re-balance a little.  It's a good thing to do from time to time, anyway.  I have a full-time career plus two teenagers who are going through the college application process right now, so some changes are in order.  The rest has to fit in and not overwhelm.

1.  After my last craft show  a couple weeks from now, I am stepping away from that activity.  I had a lot of fun doing shows over the years, meeting customers and other crafters, but to prepare properly for shows takes a lot of time.  At first I thought I would miss it, but now I am feeling a sense of relief. 

2. I have put my Etsy store "on hold".  Nothing is for sale right now though I will keep my options open for listing some items next year.

Quilts for magazines will continue.  As a mater of fact, two projects will be coming out in October--more on that later when I am able to post pictures.  Two more projects are in the works for publication next year.

Less of this
More of this





17 comments:

  1. We're all looking forward to the book to be sure. Life is an adventure, go for it!

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  2. It is so exciting that you are working on a book. How smart of you to simplify your life to have balance. Yeah, Starbucks!

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  3. Good for you Ann! My very best wishes in your newest endeavor. I know you will be successful. Hugs, Lori

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  4. I like how you phrase the changes as "rebalancing". I do that alot, LOL!

    Liri

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  5. Sounds like you are trying to start off strong! Good luck!

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  6. That stack of quilt looks wonderful! ow exciting to be working on a book! And the last picture... Yes, do more of that!

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  7. If it is no longer fun, it is time to stop and do what gives you pleasure and satisfaction. Best of luck with the book and I am looking forward to the new magazine patterns. Have fun, enjoy time with your boys before they head off to college and make time for yourself!

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  8. Best wishes, Ann on a successful metamorphosis. My two boys are out of college now and I myself am ready for another change. Isn't it funny how the different stages of our lives are marked? Looking forward to hearing about what's next for you.

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  9. soooo excited that you are writing a book. I will be looking forward to getting it.
    A little rebalancing can be a great thing.
    Glad I got my computer back in time for this post. :)

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  10. Good luck with your new adventure. Life should be an adventure!

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  11. It's a good thing to re-assess and prioritize our life! Looks like a brand new page coming!!

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  12. It sounds like the changes are in order. Writing a book will be a big job! We are doing 2 craft shows this fall and don't know if there will be any more. It is fun, but we sometimes wonder "Why are we doing this?" Good luck with the book.

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  13. Just want to say "Best of luck to you in all you do". Wishing you the peace, and space that you need to get to your next Happy Place.

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  14. Great plan! Best wishes for lots of success.

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