One of the things I have tried to teach my kids is that when you get to the point
where you hate your life,
you have to change something.
But sometimes the pain has to get bad enough
to make you actually change it.
Recently I had got a bit bogged down with my work,
with three part time jobs, I felt like I was constantly running
and never getting anywhere.
I was talking to my friend Jan and he challenged me to think
about what I actually wanted.
It was just the kick up the a** that I needed.
I went away and asked for the hours that I needed
at a rate that would make a difference to me.
He said yes.
So I was able to hand in my notice to my other job
and gradually I'm getting rid of my third job.
It feels so good. I have some space in my head.
And I'm going to put it to good use.
I want to make 12 quilts this year and exhibit them at the end of the year.
I'm really excited about this.
Funny how the pain had to get bad enough for me to change,
but now that the change is almost here,
it feels so good!