It's November, where thoughts of the end of 2018 and drawing near. The time where everyone reflects, spend time with family and decide how they would like to improve in the next year. As I do this, I reflect on my progression of the year (especially the second half) and give you a sneak peak of a pattern I will release in 2019 and hopefully offer some inspiration of gratitude and love with this post.
I may be crazy for sharing, because this is more of a live journal excerpt. Originally this blog post had many different intentions but I'm so happy with how it ended up. After a busy season took hold, things changed and ultimately I'm grateful I'm busy and have to re-arrange plans. I'm also proud for committing to posting, knowing I would be so busy. The Point? When you aren't sure if you should push yourself go for it, the worst thing that will happen is you learn how to do it better the next time around.
I started this "Gone Postal" beanie back in July and this is the third version of this unisex design. I may make some versions in colors, and as mentioned I will write up the pattern after the new year, but have I made more to sell? NO! But instead of getting down on myself, I'm choosing to reflect. To appreciate this was my first intentional design process and it has been received greatly by my friends in the fiber business. It's still a great outcome when you look at it through the correct lens.
This photo below (and really this whole shoot) fills me with extreme gratitude. I have MY person by my side, the one that will always be here, that supports me through it all. I've seen growth in my business, but more importantly I can feel myself grow as a person. How I deal with hope, positivity, confrontation. I've made the most amazing friendships this year (watch out next blog because it's going to be off the chain!) and honestly I can feel my story coming together, in it's own way and that's pretty beautiful.
Weather you are stressed for a busy season (hello, blessing!) or behind on your to do list, look at the ways how great this year was for you. I will no longer look at things as a failure, but a learning opportunity and an opportunity to step back and see if the world is leading you in a different direction. I know I've had plenty of upsets, and can't wait to see where this crazy life takes me!!
This goes for things you are truly grateful for in your life. Weather it is your craft, a person, a pet, a vocation- I hope it fills your heart, feeds your sole and leaves you whole this beautiful season.
Photos taken by Corrine Turner Photography