This week I have returned to work (my paid employment that is) after 10 weeks leave. That it has been hard is the understatement of the year to date.
3 days off work become 3 months
A three day break in November last year was extended to 10 days. Then once I stopped, I crashed. See my post on resilience.
The 10 days became 10 weeks. There were times that I wondered if I would ever return.
I have been journaling the experience of returning to work and may share that once I have settled a bit and decided if work is part of the solution or part of the problem.
My blog is still in it’s infancy with its theme and purpose evolving. Most experienced bloggers recommend setting goals for a blog particularly if the owner intends of the blog becoming more than a hobby.
So diligently I have set some blogging goals and objectives.
What is not on the list is for me to sook and moan with a victim mentality of life’s challenges. For now then my personal journal and thoughts on returning to work will remain private until I have some positive wisdom to share.
It is time then for some blatant promotion of BlackCat Creations!
I have many creative pursuits but quilting is by far one of my favourites. I have just completed and listed for sale a gorgeous baby cot quilt.
The fabric was purchased on a therapeutic shopping trip to Ballarat and I made it at home in my “Den”
I quilted it at my friends Sue, who insisted on making me operate her long arm quilting machine and quilt it. I snapped the thread countless times, sulked, pouted, took a coffee break until finally she made me slooooow down and feel the process rather than try to control it. I had to get out of my head.
On my way to Wangaratta to await the birth of Mason, see post More New Love I purchased the binding fabric and finished it in the few days before returning to work.
The results are beautiful, if I may say so myself.
I have named it “Frogone It”
You can purchsed the “Frogone It” quilt by contacting me here on the contacts page or through my ETSY store