Sunday, January 16, 2011
I have never regretted my decision to stay home with the boys. It was a decision we made together, knowing that there would be materialistic sacrifices to be made for a few years. "Sacrifices" is actually too strong word to use because it hasn't been painful and I don't feel that I'm missing out on anything. Having said that, about a year and a half ago, I decided to open a little shop of my hand knit items. I love my role as a mother but I needed to carve out a little corner that was just for me. Again, another decision I have not regretted. Supportive family and friends has certainly helped.
But to have a blog? That is something I never thought I would do. I have enjoyed reading others' blogs for several years, a bit of a lurker, really. For someone who does not like to draw attention to herself, writing a blog seemed like standing up in a crowded room and yelling, "Look at me! Over here!" Then I made another decision last summer to start a blog to help promote my Etsy shop. That's what I said. In actuality, I think I just wanted a different kind of creative outlet. So in September, I stepped into the middle of a crowded room and started waving my arms, not sure what was going to happen next. What I found was a place where I could express myself in different forms and the confidence to try something new. I also found a supportive community. I want to show my appreciation of each person who has visited my little corner, who has left a comment and who has emailed me.
So I'm giving away a pair of my Little Bit o' Love Fingerless mittens. Just leave a comment here to be entered. Don't forget to leave a way I can contact you. Comments will be open until 8 a.m. Friday, January 21. I will randomly choose a winner and announce the winner later in the day.
Thank you for welcoming me to the party.