September 20, 2010

The Real Me

I know I've been a little absent these days. To be real with you for a minute, its been really hard for me to keep up with Self Stitched September, blog and sew. I lead a very busy life, like many of you I'm sure. I love sewing. And this blog and the events I participate in really are a very passionate outlet for me.

But then I have this J-O-B. I don't like talking about it. I don't like thinking about it. I don't like doing it. It's not where I want to be and it doesn't have anything to do with who I am, what I want and where I want to go in life. It really has absolutely nothing to do with sewing either. And this job gets the better of me most of the time.

I was having a rather brilliant conversation with my sis the other night. I usually do, because she is a rather brilliant person to talk to. She's quite witty. She said the most amazing thing. She's a little uncannily real like that. She said, "There's more to life than just giving all your time to 'The Man'." I would like to second this declaration. There is more to life than giving all your energy to a job. I mean unless you love your career. But then we're getting into careers, not jobs, right?

Getting back to the point at hand, I wanted to say that though I have this busy life I'm trying to do something about it. Especially this Stitched September madness. It's important that I prove to myself that "The Man" isn't going to win. Because, Damn It! He's not! I will take a photo everyday and I will wear something that I made everyday and I will come out on top!

And though this post might seem a little pointless to you, I wanted to also say that for all you who are in the same situation as me, Don't give all your time to The Man. Don't feel guilty that you have a passion that you really want to pursue. And for Hell's sake, don't you dare let The Man win! You're not in competition with Him anyway. Give some goodness to yourself. Let yourself take the lead. Don't forget what's really important.

Do. Be. Am.

Just checking in with a little thought for your day. Don't mind me. I tend to ramble. A lot. You guys are the best! Oh, and don't forget to let me know that I'm not in it alone. And please excuse my expletives. Got caught up in the moment and all that.
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