Bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth, huh? For a while there, so did I. After I finished the quilt sandwich tutorial, I sort of lost my quilting mojo. Felt like I was out in limbo somewhere. The desire was there but the motivation was missing. I think Flit took off , too! She probably couldn’t stand me. She's back now and I missed her!
In June, I re-signed with the temp agency I worked for when I got my last job (which lasted for nine years), but things were so slow through the summer I didn’t actually go back to work until the beginning of August. I think that period between June and August was when the funk really hit. I lost interest in everything, not just the quilting. Now that I am putting it on paper, this sounds a great deal like depression, doesn’t it? Funny, but it never struck me that way when I was in the middle of it.
But I knew if I stuck it out, the right job would find me (or vice versa)--and it did! I have been working as a temp for Aramark since mid-August and it has been a “hand-in-glove” fit since the first day. They needed my talents and skills and I needed the freedom to exercise them. I love the job and the people and things are in the works to make it permanent.
It hasn’t been easy. Things were really hard when I first started. I came home at night exhausted and everything hurt, especially my back. Pretty much all I was doing was making dinner, taking ibuprofen and vegging on the sofa. Felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck. But things are much better now and they still love me, LOL.
Well, that sorta brings you all up-to-date on the mental situation. I have completed some projects and I will tell you about them in my next post. It feels really good to be back!
Love from Liri