So, these last few months have been really tough. I am not an organized person, so multi-tasking for me looks more like I can't find my keys! However, I love all my jobs, designing jewelry, learning new techniques and of course, being a MOM!
This week, I am feeling the downside to my jobs. I don't want to complain, but just, let you see the other side. Its not all good shows, designs that turn out as planned and rainbows. Teaching myself jewelry saves me money, and I can do it at my own pace, from home, in my own time. It also means that to get to this point..................(doing bezels again!!)
I am also feeling my mortality as a mom, with another kid sick (double ear infection, tonsilitis and possible strep!) and numerous injuries from working while tired! I cut myself on my right thumb between the nail and skin (OUCH!) burnt my left thumb, blister to prove it, and sanded a nail almost through! I also made a mistake announcing the Art Spark winner on LMAJ! I need some rest.
This weekend is my sea glass festival. It means a crazy week of prep, but, it also means 4 days on LBI with my hubby (only two working the festival). We need a break! Times are tough. He's not finding work. I am working and not making $$$. School started, sick kids, you know, just another September. We will get through it. I don't worry as much as him, but it's still stressful. I just try to look forward to the day we will remember that tough fall we had, in hindsight. But boy, do we need a weekend alone and away to remember that life can be slowed down, and quiet, and romantic! I can't wait until friday, when we are packed and driving to the shore. We get free lodging, so its a real treat! So, I just keep telling myself, a few more days, and then I will be able to relax with the one I love.
(sorry for the ramble)
So, tell me, do you like to teach yourself, and work through all the mistakes? Or are you more of a class person?
What do you look forward to during tough times?