I have changed careers, jobs, businesses, and online personas so many times my friends just smile and figure I’ll be someone new soon. I’m sure there have been bets made on this by folks in my various circles. But I was constantly looking for that “thing.” That certain something that I’m passionate about deep down to my core; that thing that moves me to tears, gives me goosebumps, and that I can’t imagine a day without doing.
After closing the yarn shop I tried a couple more names, logos, color schemes and then decided to just stop. Stop trying to invent and just be. Be who God created me to be. I examined what I loved and loathed about all my careers: nurse, kindergaren teaching assistant, church receptionist and yarn shop owner. I came up with a list that was fairly astonishing. I discovered that I am really good at helping people and I love to know I have made a difference in someone’s life. I have also been endowed with creativity that must be expressed. I feel close to God when I am using the gifts He has given me - yarn and fiber happen to be the medium I use to express myself.
This realization is the seed that sprouted my crochet hearts. I have them in my Etsy shop and everyday I make at least one heart. It is my daily practice. Four of my hearts have gone on to new homes and I pray that they bring as much joy to their new family as they did to me in the creation of them.