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a week of knitting-writing-designing-re-doing kind of week

I think I said it all… 

This past 7 days has given me a new take on my profession…I love it even more. With that said, there have been countless days that had me re-knitting a swatch or two to get the right gauge, re-writing a paragraph because that’s not at all what I wanted to convey, and re-designing an old pattern to make it brand spanking new.

I love everything about my job. I mean, who wouldn’t? 

I came from a nursing background where call lights went off every 5 minutes, patients yelled for (yet) another med (which my nurses were right on–Ativan, to the rescue), and lunch having to be served. Another call light, patient falling out of bed, they had to use the potty, they wanted a snack, they needed to talk, and…death. I was a Hospice CNA.

Don’t get me wrong, everything about what I just described was fantastic, in its own way. 

I just love my job now as a knitter/designer/writer/photographer. I do it all. Only not all at once. And without the minute-by-minute stress.

This week gave me a bit of a flash back as to how this career is really the same, but different, than my former nursing career.  You have to pay attention to the little details, and be happy with the outcome. If you don’t like it, you either deal with it, or you find a way to like it. Re-knit, in many cases. Re-write that paragraph. It’s all good.

Spending time in Starbucks helps me to think better. I know, doesn’t sound normal, but sitting at home, with it quiet, only makes my brain shut off. I need to be stimulated. This week always gives me something to strive for next week. I love a Monday. It’s the chance to start over again…

Let’s all strive to make it a great week next week. Check off your to-do list (yet) again. Make those unwanted items that always fall to the bottom of your list, the first ones you accomplish.

So, as I always say,

Knit On!


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