Well what a year I've had !
To try to explain my absence is rather complicated
but I've missed blogging
and it's good to be back !
Life is very unpredictable and I am learning to take 1 day at a time as I come to terms with living with a chronic illness. Having been diagnosed with Lupus and other connective tissue disorders life has changed drastically. The daily routine of work that I used to grumble about now seems so desirable, as instead I cope with the roller coaster ride of pain, exhaustion and medication. No longer able to work as a teacher, I now find myself on the brink of beginning a new journey here full time at The Patchwork Heart.
It has always been a dream of mine to work full time in my colourful yarny world, but I didn't expect it would happen this way! Having just moved house and tried a return to work my body has screamed NO! So once again I am coping with a flare of pain and exhaustion, just like I experienced last June. I have no other choice but to listen to my body and rest rest rest!
In between the frequent blood tests, visits to the Dr and hospital appointments I am beginning to enjoy crocheting again and sharing photos daily on Instagram and Facebook is my joy.
Thank you to those of you who have supported and encouraged me this past year. Your friendship and prayers have meant a lot to me.
I am very sad to leave teaching,
a job that is exhausting but rewarding
and a job that I was good at and enjoyed.
So I am taking this opportunity of having to leave work
and seeing it as the beginning of a new direction in my life.
My days are full of long periods of sitting and resting at present,
so crochet is a perfect occupation!
God has given each of you special abilities,
use them to help each other ..... 1 Peter 4:10
Crochet is my happy place,
it provides hours of quiet meditation
and transports me to a colourful world,
bringing me into contact with many lovely people around the world,
many on a similar journey to myself.
Do keep watching my blog as I now plan to update it
and aim to post each week, sharing exciting new makes
and colour recipes to inspire you.
Wishing you all a happy hooky day
x x x