In my last update I alluded to minor sweater disaster and how that impaired my sense of inspiration. I was touched by how many folks responded to commiserate and also to share some quite practical tips about staying motivated. In the end the lemonade that was made out of that batch of lemon sweaters may not have taken the form of some extra-awesome-mega-coat, but rather in the illuminating exchange of sympathies. (The sweaters I made are all fine by the way…twice as much work as they would have normally taken, but, thanks to some serious steam ironing they are still respectable.)
I had pretty much dusted myself off and moved on from the whole experience, when a surprise package arrived on my porch. Inside were lovely wool sweaters. And chocolate. And a sweet note thanking me for inspiration, and offering the sweaters as consolation. My heart did a little flippy flop. Oh my goodness, how nice of her! Someone saw that I had a bad sweater day and wanted to cheer me up. Aw! Sweet….
And then another package arrived, all decorated beautifully and full of sweaters. Oh my!
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Watch the Neil Gaiman commencement speech video!
had me laughing, crying, clapping, soul searching, laughing and crying again! He has me thinking that maybe I am headed in the right direction.
He closes his speech by advising us to make mistakes and to leave the world a more interesting place because we have been here. If that is all there really is to it.... I got this!