In eleven days, my firstborn is going off to college.
It’s been…an emotional couple of weeks. In one moment, my daughter and I are fighting because we both have strong, independent and stubborn personalities. The next moment, she’s leaning on me, like she did when she was a baby. We laugh together, we talk, we discuss, we learn from each other.
No she’s not leaving for good, but it’s the beginning. It’s a first step in a long journey that is hers and hers alone.
There seem to be a lot of beginnings right now. And it all comes down to Fall.
Isn’t that funny? Fall is always perceived as the death of things. It’s the time when nature goes into hibernation and people want to scurry into their warm homes. Seasonal Affective Disorder starts to set in for a lot of people.
But it’s also a beginning of many things. For one, it’s the beginning of my daughter’s college years. And it’s the beginning of my son’s high school years too!
My part-time job is getting ready for Fall – a season of new clients, new employees, new work. My passion – LSSLuscious Knits—is also prepping for Fall – in a number of ways…
I’ve been working on a new website. A better website…one without those annoying, distracting ads; one that gives me more freedom, and one that allows me to keep you all better in the loop. It will launch on September 1st, because for me – that’s the beginning of my favorite season: Fall!
I love the fall because all of nature’s changes fill me with renewed energy. The crisp, cool breezes start blowing, the leaves change to the most breathtaking colors, and these things stimulate me – they inspire me! What I’m saying is that September is a beautiful month!
September is also the gateway to the “giving” season. No matter what holiday you practice, the cold months make us pause to think more about the people who mean a lot to us. All of the craft shows pop up because it’s a time to think about our friends and loved ones; those who’ve been there for us during the hard times, or those who do so much for others. Or maybe we know people who are struggling on their own, with whatever battles they’re facing. These people mean something to us. They mean something to me.
Sometimes a little gift out of the blue is all it takes to put a smile on someone’s face.
It will be more than just a preview of my weekly blog posts. It will contain reminders for the many, many shows where I’ll be participating in the coming months. There will be special deals on my Etsy shop that will only be available to the subscribers of my newsletter.
Some of you are already followers of my blog and I am SO THANKFUL for this! Thank you! Everyone else: I know it’s a lot to ask for your email address. I get it! So I’m offering you a free gift – it’s an easy and awesome knitting pattern. It’s the kind of pattern you can finish in a few days, and totally wow your friends with your mad knitting skills. And it’s FREE! *Of course, my current followers will get this gift too…duh!
If you’re up for this – GOOD! I plan to make it available to you starting next Sunday. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you! Just remember though, it will only be FREE for a short time: from August 13th until September 8th and after that it will be posted as a pattern to purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
If you’re still not sure about signing up for the newsletter – for whatever reason, maybe you don’t want to knit. Don’t forget, you’ll get lots of good news about my shop, where I’ll be selling, plus lots of coupons and shopping specials!
Now…to recap, there’s a lot going on with me. I’m revamping a website, I’m prepping for the Sheridan Park Arts Festival in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood next Saturday, August 12th and I’m sending my firstborn to college in eleven days! And I still have a part-time job! Yes – this all sounds a little crazy, and scary, and it is. But it’s a new beginning for me. Maybe you have some new beginnings this Fall as well? So hang in there with me – and download that wonderful free knitting pattern next Sunday, August 13th!
Let me know what changes are happening for you – what are your “beginnings” this Fall?