There are things that we all have to do every day that enable us to go do the things that we want to do. For me, those things include work – I’m a Project Manager for a Very Large Corporation, childcare, family, and on and on and on. Mostly, I manage to do all of this and still carve out time for sewing or knitting, but lately I feel like the work part of my life is taking over and infecting all other aspects of my life. I have less time for my family, less time for things like laundry, and less time to spend towards relationships and friends. This in turn makes me less crafty, since I have to make up the time with my family, and that’s how I end up spending weeks away from my craft room. I miss it. I miss sitting in front of my machine, matching seams and building up quilts. I miss creating and just being creative, and not having deadlines that seem do or die.
This current work cycle doesn’t seem to have a light at the end yet. I need to figure out how to carve out a better balance, not only for myself but for my family. I need to find that line where everything outside of the walls of my home is shut off and I have quality time with my children, my husband, and yes, with my sewing machine. I miss them all.