Good grief Charlie Brown. Boy was life crazy there for awhile. So crazy in fact that I found the draft of a post that I was wanting to send out back in November. Wow! Well since I completely missed that particular, let me update you.
Back during the holiday season I was swamped with both jobs. It was going on the busiest time for all of us retail workers with the dreaded Black Friday just around the corner. I knew all of this, and I also knew just how insane all the prep work was going to be, and yet I still allowed myself to be talked into putting my photography into a small bazaar at my mom’s office. Those weeks of preparation left me exhausted, and yet I was excited for this opportunity. My mom and I spent countless hours raking through photos to pick out our favorites, and then to weed them down to a reasonable number. Despite the long hours invested and the hard work it was a lot of fun. The day of the bazaar I didn’t sleep much (I kept waiting to hear from mom how things were going), but she finally filled me in and I drifted off into oblivion.
I’ve been really encouraged since then to push myself more. Find the limits and then try to go past them because one never knows what exactly is waiting to be discovered.
Now that the new year is here I’ve had a bit more time to relax and enjoy a few hobbies. I’m finally back down to just the one job, and loving the free time that I’ve found. The last couple months I’ve been working hard on a new chainmail piece (which I will show off as soon as I’ve finished it entirely) and while it’s been much more challenging than some of the others that I’ve done in the past, it’s been a great way to unwind after work. Hobbies are wonderful things like that.