Sewing Kept Me Sane One Winter.

 

I’ve lived in a ton of places in my life, and whether it was with my family or on my own there’s always a sense of sadness that follows,

sometimes even depression.

One winter I went to live with a family friend and I just started a new job; it appeared that everything was finally coming together for me. On the outside I was fine but the inside was a different story. I was homesick and my living situation was miserable; I started to become depressed. One night I found myself binge watching Project Runway. Everyone knows I’ve been in Love with Tim Gunn and this show for years but for whatever reason I stopped watching it for a while. It was by watching at this particular time that I called my mother and asked her to bring my sewing machine with her on her next visit.

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My mommy missed me so much that she gave my machine a thorough inspection (she’s the master seamstress of the family) and brought it to me right away. Getting my sewing machine back up and running saved me. I was falling fast because I felt like I had nothing to work towards. As a goal oriented person, there is nothing more disheartening than having no goals at all. Being able to start and wrap my mind around a project gave me just the right amount of motivation to keep going.

And then with just a simple stitch,

I had purpose.

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One thought on “Sewing Kept Me Sane One Winter.

  1. “I was falling fast because I felt like I had nothing to work towards”. This exact feeling was what made me start blogging! Happy that sewing took you out of your depression! Looking forward to more posts and DIY’s from you!

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