More About Me
Life of a stay-at-home mom (sahm) is not all bon-bons and manicures is it!? Prior to our move to Utah 7 years ago, I was working full time in a Financial Aid Office at a private university in Orange County, California. There was always lots to do, recognition for a job well done, and I had a great boss and co-workers. Joe was working through the Master’s program and home with Ella.
Moving to Utah was good, but hard. Our small town has 2 grocery stores, no mall, and snow for half the year – big shock to the system! Couple that with now being the one to stay home – I was ecstatic, but a little lonely.
Since being home I’ve always looked for ways to help with the “bottom line” of our family finances. And done lots to help with the church Joe was pastoring, financial books, bulletins, etc. . . in the midst of having babies, and taking care of stuff - I lost myself. I was the one taking care of everyone else, leaving no time, no energy for myself. Sound familiar?
When I started quilting in earnest, I found more and more of myself. Uncovering the layers, if you will. I found this amazing online community, shortly after loosing our church community, and dove right in. I set up this blog, an etsy shop, and began leaving comments everywhere! There is so much inspiration to be had in the community, and I’m doing my best to soak it all up, and make connections.
As I became more and more inspired, a sketch book started filling up with quilt ideas, stuff I haven’t seen online. In these moments of sketching a goal formed, a goal that supports my desire to help support the family, and find self-fulfillment at the same time! My goal to sell patterns lead me to writing a book, and the ideas haven’t stopped flowing yet!
So my question –
Do you have goals? Do you have a dream? Aim high and make baby steps toward it!
I would love to know your dreams.
The pictures are a few that Joe has taken around town this week.