Has the last month flown by for anyone else? Since the end of October, I’ve accepted a new job for next year, resigned my current job, been to Indonesia for a 20 year reunion, booked another trip to Indonesia… and on the bus to my LAST DAY at work today, I realised that:
- It’s December
- It’s the first Friday of December
- It’s TGIFF day
- I don’t have a finish.
Ooops! You will have to forgive me. The last several years at work really have been … well, pretty miserable to be honest. I’ve felt directionless and unsure of what to do with myself. A lot of reflection, soul-searching and job applications and rejections later, and a decision has been made. I’m going back to teaching. I’m really excited and finally feel like I’m running towards something rather than away from something. I feel like I’m coming out of a long, dark tunnel.
I am sure reality will set in and the rose-coloured glasses will drop off, but at the moment, I’m looking forward to two whole months off, three weeks in Indonesia getting my language back up to speed, and then a 4 day work week for 2016 which should afford me more time for sewing! And I shall also hopefully be teaching a bit of sewing too!
I do actually have a finish, which I forgot to photograph, but it’s a Christmas present so just as well. I have a heap on the go, including quilted chair covers for my outdoor chairs which seem to have turned prickly in the last year. I was ready to throw them out when my neighbour threw down the challenge of recovering them, or making covers. Here’s my prototype effort nearly finished.
In terms of inspiration, this arrived yesterday – wooohoo!! And a QCR mini is on order for me at my LQS – just waiting for that to come in from the US.
Yes, it’s been a busy year… MR has been feeling it too, so we are looking for two more lovely people to help us run TGIFF in 2016 – please let us know if you are interested and we’ll tell you what’s involved!
I have more to share but nothing TGIFF worthy today, so let’s get on with the party! Remember to visit some others and only link up your finishes!