How is everyone doing!? It has certainly been awhile since I last posted and i’m truly sorry for going MIA on you all, but I do have an update to share with you all since its been about a year since I’ve been on here! Time truly does fly on by. But i am happy to be back and to be able to update you all.
Since this time last year I ended up closing my Etsy store due to my mom getting very ill, our pit bull Bailey passing away, losing my memory and then our eldest cat Boo Boo passed away a month after Bailey went. At the time things were getting a little crazy and defiantly needed time away to spend as much time i could with my mom before she passed away.
I really thought that 2019 was terrible but with 2020 approaching that things would start to lighten up. At least i was trying to stay optimistic even tho i knew 2020 was not going to be all that great. But i couldn’t dwell on that as it was the holiday season and i wanted to spoil my mom as much as possible as it looked like it was going to be her last holiday season.
As the holidays ended and the start of the New Year was upon us, I knew that what i didn’t want to happen.. actually happened. On February 11th 2020 at 1:00 pm my mom passed away peacefully in her sleep. I was completely devastated and a hot ass mess that even tho i was already on leave i had to take another leave to mourn my mom and grief. By the time i came back to work i was a week or two in before the state went into state of emergency due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and eventually laid off two weeks later.
At this point i completely lost it and went MIA, i needed time to grief and reflect on everything that had happened so far. It took me months up until around my birthday to finally throw in the towel and make some changes because i was miserable and was not at all happy. I decided i needed to focus on myself more and take care of my well being. My mom once told me when she passes away she wants me to move forward, be happy and live my life. So its my mission to do just that.
Since June i have been making changes to my life and i couldn’t be happier. I started a workout regimen that’s mixed with cardio, yoga, muscle building and of course pole fitness. I have been pushing myself hard daily that i have accomplished losing some weight (11 pounds & counting) all from changing my diet, drinking more water and being mindful of what i eat. Not only that but i saved up enough money to buy my first car which is a Subaru impreza, improved my sewing skills, taking care of some legal issues, cut off my long hair and going to be opening my Etsy shop on 9/30.
I can say this much just reflecting on this time last year and the beginning of this year its amazing how much can change as well as leaps and bounds one can over come. It has certainly not been easy going through all of this and the fact i have been diagnosed with PTSD has been rough. But i have a wonderful support system that helps me through those tough times. With everything that has happened i’m happy to be pushing forward and not allowing myself to be miserable and unhappy.
I’ve been working hard on myself for months and i’m going to continue to do so, and i hope along the way i can inspire and motivate those to keep pushing through no matter what the situation is, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We can over come obstacles in our lives its a matter of putting in the work and over coming it.
Wanted to be able to share a bit of whats been going on since I’ve been MIA. I am planning on opening my shop up on 9/30 so save the date and keep your eyes peeled. I have some fun new items ill be dropping in my shop for the holidays, ill even be taking on customs for certain items as far as color and sizing goes more details to follow.
Hope you all are as excited as i am for my shop to open up. Looking forward to sharing all my crochet items with you all!
One last thing… Thank you all for supporting me and being loyal to not only me but my business as well, it truly means the world to me.