No, I don’t mean cutting fabric. I’m making some cuts to my To Do List and other areas of my life.
Even though the year is only halfway through, I’ve been pretty active with events and sewing. I haven’t updated about all of my projects (some still need finishes or just photos so I can update), but I’ve been busier than ever. It has been fun.
Unfortunately, other areas of my life have been neglected, and my husband being involved in my hobby with me has kept him from a lot of his goals. June is a very busy month for us on so many levels, and it finally hit both of us all at once. The stress, that is. And the realization that we need to step back a little.
I’m still going to continue sewing, but I’m going to take my time and enjoy the process. Even getting back to embroidery projects that have been gathering dust. I’m still going to attend some costuming events here and there, but I will have to skip many of them.
One of the biggest things that has been put off is our health. We’ve always been very healthy and active, and we’ve missed it. Above all else, our physical and mental health should be the most important part of our lives, because without it we can’t enjoy everything else.
I don’t have any regrets though, it’s been an interesting challenge to see what I could do when I pushed myself. Like I said, I’ve had a lot of fun and realized even mistakes can work out. And it’s been great being able to mark off costumes I wanted to make a lot sooner than I’d planned.