Foxhole Parenting. The Tunnel of Parenthood. I am told the first few years of parenthood, whatever you call them, are the hardest. All of your children are little, their physical needs great, and none of them are old enough to be a big help. Not that young children can’t be helpful at all. They can and should be helpful in small ways. But now that both my 5-year-old son and husband have added “student” to their job descriptions, I am finding myself feeling stretched too thin.
I get asked a lot “How do you find time to sew?” The answer is: I make time. I dream about it, plan for it, prepare for it, and grab onto it when the opportunity presents itself. Sometimes it is not as much time as I would like, sometimes I am guilty of neglecting more important things to do it,but it is always worth the time. All the stress and frustration slides away as fabric is cut, pinned, sewn, and shaped into something new. I am sure all of you reading this can relate.
At the beginning of this year, I made a goal to publish a pattern a month. It has been fun so far. I am finding writing and designing patterns to be like writing computer programs, but for people to follow, and I find it a similar pleasure to the programming I have done in the past. Unfortunately, it is takes more time for each one than I have to give. So, while I would like to share with you more original patterns this year, I don’t think I can do more than maybe two. But by eliminating this pressure to create a quantity of patterns, or blog posts, there will be a better quality in the projects to share with you, and I will find my time spent on them to be more enjoyable too.
That’s the point right?
How are you adjusting to the new school year? What are you adding or subtracting to find balance?