Seasons

To everything there is a season.

As the seasons change from summer to fall, I’ve been reflecting on change, and the seasons that happen in life. Right now I’m in a season of nurturing – raising my kids, supporting them in school, making time for family.

My business is for ME (and a little bit for you 😉 ). It’s something that helps define me outside of “mother.” It’s work I can do while staying home with my kids … but the point here is home with my kids. I need to allow THEM time to blossom while Knit a Bit of Whimsy remains a tiny sprout for a while. It gets some attention, and lots of love, but in this moment, my kids need me more.

This morning was my youngest’s first FULL day of Kindergarten! Six whole hours for work (and housework, I suppose … boo!). The idea that this is the new normal. That I will have uninterrupted time to focus on whatever I want is … well … I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.

BUT … it’s still a slow season of quiet growth for Knit a Bit of Whimsy, while my kids seem to be growing by leaps and bounds!  I struggle a bit when I see other businesses thriving, while I’ve been working on getting a pattern published since February. 😛 We hear it over and over (but it never seems to sink in), that we cannot compare our beginnings to another’s middle, so I’m gonna tell you (and me!) once more: everyone has their own story. Everything takes time. As Lao Tzu said “nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”  For now, I’m gonna try to remember that, and just enjoy the ride.

Do you have similar struggles? I’d love to hear about you, or what you do to stop the comparison game!

Three things …

Hi there! I’m so glad you could join my in my inaugural blog post. I was having trouble coming up with what to write, so I thought first things first: introductions!

My About page, Etsy page, etc, all have the major details: I’m a knitter, I sell my items on Etsy, but now I’m gonna be a pattern designer! (Haha, that makes me feel like a small town girl showing up in LA to become an actress. I AM from a very small town, so it might be accurate… ). Here are a few things you might not have heard yet.

3 things you might not know about me:
  1. I have a MSc (and 2 years of a PhD!) in Psychology, but quit because I decided I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life working evenings and weekends as a professor. I didn’t have a plan in place, but we decided to move back to our home province (closer to family), and figure things out … 5 years later, here I am!
  2. I have 2 kids (my daughter is 7, and my son is 5), and just went from no pets to getting a puppy and a kitten almost at the same time. Apparently I had been feeling too relaxed, so had to increase my level of responsibility exponentially.
  3. I’m a Pisces, a Dreamer Fibre Muse, and an Innocent Archetype. That means I’ve got more ideas roaming around in my head than I can ever get down on paper; I’m messy, my husband thinks I’m crazy, and I love creating things! At the same time I crave safety, simplicity and natural products. Sometimes it all works well together 😉

 

So that’s me! What about you? Care to play along? Or hey, go take one of the tests I linked to above, and tell me what your archetype or fibre muse personality is 🙂