I woke this morning quickly remembering that today was Valentine’s Day. Of course I gave Emory and big hug and kiss probably like every woman did on this “love” day to their special someone. I love holidays and always have, but I must admit that since being married to Emory the last 3 years, my perspective on things have totally changed.
I was married before Emory, (18 years) to a person that only thought they knew me. I probably did seem materialistic at times as I was typically given jewelry, flowers, etc on days like today. We did the typical ritual of going out to eat like what’s expected, but I always felt empty.
Now, my holidays look and feel so much different. We didn’t go out to eat tonight because Emory is at work protecting you, me and everyone else from “bad people”. We didn’t exchange cards or gifts either. We spent the morning together and just enjoyed our time.
I don’t need all that stuff anymore. I have love and it is totally enough. Emory has shown me the true meaning of love and I think it’s great that he doesn’t need to act extra nice or sweet because it is Valentine’s Day. Emory treats me special every single day. I am no longer in the dark because I am truly loved.
My prayer is that every person at some point in their life will be able to feel the unconditional love that I have been able to experience. I think it could change the world.
I can hardly believe this is my last semester at Auburn University. It has been such a wonderful experience to surround myself with such inspirational professors and fellow students. The College of Business has an outstanding program and feel that I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge. It has been a dream in the making and definitely an accomplishment.
So what am I going to do after graduation? Well, I’ve pondered on that very question. A few months back I posted some pictures of my crochet projects that I wanted to share with everyone. I decided in December to try to start selling my crochet and had no idea that I would get the type of response that I did! It has been totally unbelievable! Keeping the balance between family life, school life and crochet life has been tricky, but I have to say, I am having a fantastic time.
Although I have crocheted for over 30 years, most of the time I made something from another person’s pattern or some crochet book I bought at the local craft store. I never really tried to make my own creations until recently. I started out by selling hats and scarves mainly but then one night a relative asked me if I would make her some boot cuffs. I had no idea was a boot cuff even looked like. I searched a few places like Ravelry and google images to get a visual so I could understand what she was talking about, but I didn’t get started that night.
All night I kept thinking about those cuffs and had a certain stitch in my mind that I thought would be perfect. The next morning I got up and started creating my very own pattern and came out with something that actually worked! My relative loved them and it has opened the flood gates. A local salon and boutique placed an order and I can’t recall how many I have made for people, but I have certainly been blessed!
The orders aren’t the only thing that has opened up like a flood gate though. I can’t stop creating! I have ignited a part of my brain that must have always been there but just dormant. Can anyone relate to what I am saying? It has amazed me how the creativity is overflowing. I’m not one of those people who sit down and write everything out and make graphs or even draw pictures out. I sit down with the yarn and just see where I end up. It’s amazing! I made this belt and matching purse yesterday.
I don’t know the direction that I’m going or where this new adventure will take me, but I am definitely loving the ride and will pursue it with a passion!