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Posts from March 2016

Zippers 102

Step One: rip out zipper you were never happy with on the otherwise splendid Juuli cardigan

Step Two: follow your own damn Zippers 101 blog post.

Step Three: try not to cringe at "time saving decisions" made the first time around. Yes the zipper is too long.

Step Four: drink coffee and consider options. Going to sew down zipper and then add more collar, then sew rest. I would like more of my neck covered anyway.

Step Five: get going with the sewing....

To be continued

 


Naming It

Burn out

Exhaustion

Phoning it in

Disengaged

Just not right

Tired of being tired

Good, but not great

I'm off. I'm not sure why I feel off kilter but I am, and have been for some time. It's a lot to do with work and some things at home and it's like a ton of feathers, weighting me down and throwing me off.

Nothing is really wrong. I have secure, good paying employment. My kids are great people who need me less in some ways but need me a lot for some of their challenges. I have a good relationship with my partner who listens and is supportive. I'm healthy except for being stressed and tired (which I know can lead to I'll-health, another reason to name it).

I mostly feel like I'm stretched a little much and I'm not sure what needs to change so that I'm spending less time mindlessly scrolling Twitter or playing Two Dots and more time knitting, running, blog-writing and figuring out what kind of work will re-energize me.

I suppose this is the "mid-life crisis." It doesn't feel very crisis-y, more like a slow burn.

I wanted to publicly name it, or at least try to name what I'm experiencing so I can move past the "what's wrong with me?" And the "why am I so tired and unsettled?" Towards some thinking of what's next.

Stay tuned.