“Just Because…”

I was thinking yesterday, “Zoiks! ~ I don’t really have any ‘news’ to share other than my new doll case design (of which I definitely will post a picture for you), but I already posted that news on my facebook page. I don’t want to have both of these sites be just duplicates of one another, so what should I put on the blog?” And then it occurred to me ~ I can just write something. It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking ~ it can just be something I want to say. I mean, that’s what most blogs are anyway, right? Then I thought, “Hmmmm ~ so what would I want to say? What would be important? What would be inspiring?” Again, I realized it would be ok to just say what I want to say, not what I think people would want to read. So ~ here goes nothing … nothing but “me.”

Sometimes I look over all my irons in the fire & think, “What’s the use? Nothing is really ‘bursting at the seams’ with success. Why do I keep doing it? Why try to meet deadlines for shows? Why try to keep new ideas coming to the surface? It’s not raking in tons of cash. It’s not making me famous.” But I think I know. I am so very blessed. God has blessed me in such great ways. I have two WONDERFUL daughters. I have a great family. I have an awesome church family with amazing, supportive friends. Then, to help make some ends meet, I get to do something I enjoy ~ “I enjoy!” That’s it! I make myself crazy deadlines because I enjoy it. I sew “new items” because I enjoy it. I try to have new posts, pics, & designs for readers because I enjoy it. What a fun reason to keep going! So yes, sometimes I dread changing out the thread on my serger. Sometimes I look at all that cardboard that needs to be cut, folded, covered, & completed, and I cringe. Sometimes I think, “…the designer doll clothes are soooo much cooler than mine…” But in the end, I remind myself that I get to spend some time doing something I enjoy, and it actually produces a little bit of income. In the end, how cool is that?!?!

So, for all three or four people who might actually see this post & then actually bother reading it, know this ~ I am SO glad you came to my site. I am so glad you read my post. I do hope it will inspire you to read a few more. I hope it will lead you to be creative in your own way. I hope you enjoy the pictures and paper dolls. But, at the end of the day, I will choose to be content even if no one comes. I will keep posting. I will choose to be thankful for the opportunity to do what I enjoy. And I will enjoy it.

Thanx for coming; thanx for listening!



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