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.