Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Escaping...





I have escaped to the mountains. Left my children and man behind in the everyday chaos. I packed my computer, my camera and photo shoot equipment. My Tilda yarn, some pattern projects and cozy pants and socks. I also packed a swimsuit. Just in case I actually need to take a break and stretch out my body a little bit.

I've come here to work. Without distraction. You see, I find it hard to work from home. Even if I have a studio, it is open for the public family, including cats. It's a highway for the downstairs toilet... And that toilet is visited often. I can close the door, but still all those house chores behind that door seem to call out for me. "Wash me! Fold me! Clean me! Pick me up! Tidy me!" Constantly.

So here I am. I had butterflies in my belly when leaving last night. I wasn't sure how it would be. Will I get anything done or totally freeze up by the fact that I'm all alone? Because as a 24/7 mother, first of all, it feels weird to leave all the responsibilities behind and do something important for myself. But I need this. This is the only way.

I'm building an online shop. I'm excited. The graphic designer in me is awakened. I'm loving it. I'm learning a new software. It is taking time. I've been fiddling at home for a couple of weeks now and finally I'm finding a platform that I like. So now it needs to take form. Heads down and hard work is the best way. No distraction.

I had planned to watch a movie, fire up the fireplace and cuddle up last night. Make a plan for what I need to accomplish during my 48 hours away. But the minute I plugged in the computer all those plans were forgotten and I threw myself straight into work. 5 hours later I checked the clock... 2.00am, really???

Time flies when being creative. Time flies when having fun. Time flies when growing knowledge. Time flies when loving what you do. I'm on it. I can do this! But most of all, I want to do this. For me and My Rose Valley. And for everyone who visits my happy place in Cyber world.




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Annette


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13 comments :

  1. Well done for making the time for yourself Annette and I am sure, you will inspire others to do so when they read this! Enjoy the mountain air, your expression and creativity - your on-line shop will be wonderful and colourful I know!

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  2. Well done for disciplining yourself.... Keep up the good work, we want to see the outcome 😀😀 weather looks fab though, I would be tempted to go outside. Xx

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  3. That sounds wonderful - well done on carving out the time you need (and do make sure you get some sleep)

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  4. I can't wait to see the store!! I love your style and am sure it'll be a fantastic place to stop and visit and shop. I am a HUGE advocate for solo time away. Nothing clears away the cobwebs, lets us see with fresh eyes, and allows us to reconnect with inner selves. Enjoy!

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  5. Oooooh Annette, how lovely. Enjoy you're isolation and I hope you get lots done :) xxx

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  6. So exciting! And good for you in knowing you needed to get away and do this for yourself. Even if it is work for an online shop, some times moms need to get away just to recharge themselves. I can't wait to see the results of this wonderful time away.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  7. So happy for you.. what a beautiful backdrop for your creative spirit..I'm sure your shop is going to be wonderful!! xo susie

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  8. Hi Annette,
    So exciting,building an online shop. Really great. I wish I could just escape to the mountains like you did. I think it would be heaven just being in the mountains with some crochet work or something. That is pretty awesome. Enjoy and I'm looking forward seeing what your shop is going to look like :-). Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (Casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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  9. Good on you Annette! I actually opened an Etsy store and set up a new website for my (muggle) work today. ME! (I'm not so computer savvy when it comes to such things). So! I'm going to open my own Etsy shop and make myself a wee website too! I have the confidence now that I've done it for my workplace!
    I can't wait to see your new shop! I know it will be stunning!

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  10. Annette,
    Looks so cozy! Excited for you for your plans, jealous of the beauty that surrounds you and the time to sit and play (work!)
    Sharon

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  11. Good for you girl, a very brave decision but definitely a good one. I don;t have kids but i can imagine how full on it can get. It's bad enough with a full time job, a husband and a house to maintain, there just isn't the time to do everything I'd like to do.
    Loving the lace basket, very pretty.
    I hope you have a very productive few days my lovely, you deserve it x x x

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Annette

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