Well, tomorrow is my Friday, and thank goodness for it. It has been a emotionally difficult week, as my company laid off 2400 individuals. Although we are a big company, it is safe to say that we were all pretty tight knit. It was sad to see so many friends leave. At the same time I am grateful to continue my initiatives as things continue to restructure in the coming months. In all honesty, though I was pretty sure I would be “safe”, I couldn’t help but worry, having been on the receiving end of restructuring lay-offs in the past. Because we had known for a few weeks that this was coming, it was difficult to avoid the ensuing subconscious stress (even if there was a handsome severance package involved) and when that happens I am usually unable to do much else in my personal life aside from lay like a lump on the sofa.
Anyway, here I am, relieved on the other end of the layoffs, with the next section of the Clouds Factory Zodiac SAL completed! In fact I pulled out of my funk so fast after the layoffs that I skipped the gym last night and stitched this in one fell swoop (definitely staying up past my bedtime…oy)!
Also, it is our monthly Wipocalypse entry, and the question is “How do you overcome that feeling when you are in a rut with a particular project?”
Maybe my answer is too simplistic, but I put it away.
I know that so many stitchers work on planned rotations, but I have always been more of a “I’ll stitch what I want, when I want to” sort of gal. Granted, that results in having some WIPs languishing for long periods of time, but it also results in my having much more time spent enjoying exactly what I am doing. Personally, I have enough obligations in my life to bring that necessity into my hobbies!