Sometimes life gives you an anniversary date that you didn't choose or ask for. Today is that date. Three years ago as I picked up my daughter from school to go to the craft store we were hit by a drunk driver.
That moment has changed so much about me. These experiences give you a different perspective on how you do life. Three years later I can still see the daily impact this accident has on my life, with consistent pain and lack of mobility. The concussion has left me with blanks in my memory, ongoing headaches and foggy thoughts.
Right after my accident I did go through a period of feelings of pity and despair. I was a busy on the go person, I was on a few boards, taught crochet classes at the Arts Centre and Living Skies Crochet was doing well as I was designing for magazines and yarn companies were just sending me yarn.
The accident made that impossible, I taught a crochet class and they should all get their money back because I have no idea what I taught them. Everything became difficult, I had no energy, I couldn't complete a sentence and choosing rest was a difficult choice for me. I had to step away from everything, my concussion was not healing and I was now going through a series of tests to find out what was going on.
It was at this time that I decided to close Living Skies Crochet. Someone with a concussion should not be making decisions for themselves. There was not a lot of rationale thinking going on, I didn't talk to my husband about it, I just deleted everything. Looking back I wish I made a different decision - but that is the choice we make and have to live with and learn from.
Now here we are three years later and I am trying to break back into the crochet market.
My Living Skies Crochet name was taken by a third party who won't release it. So I have changed my name to Living Skies Fibre Studio, which is a good change because it will now include the yarn dyeing that will soon be available. I am designing patterns but it is a slower process - I have so many designs written down but it is hard to make them. My shoulder can only handle short periods of crocheting. I know that I am so much further along than I was just last year at this time and I year from now I will be in an even better place.
I want to thank those that have stuck with me on this journey, I really appreciate your support and I am looking forward to designing more crochet patterns for you to enjoy.
Please continue to join me on this journey - I will be blogging more in this space and you can find me on Instagram and Facebook!
I love to create with yarn and I love living in Saskatchewan. This is where the two merge to become one.
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