I LOVE crafting- always have! but I didn't realize how much it can do to help me cope with depression.

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I had been struggling with some depression for a little while (life situations, new job stress, moving away from family/friends, and now all the craziness going on in this world). I found myself not really wanting to do much on my days off, just wanted to sleep a lot (not that sleep is bad but I was sleeping TOO much). And I had times where I thought about how I feel as if I’m wasting my life away- I needed to DO something or GO somewhere (my husband and I want to travel, but it wasn't financially feasible at that time and now it’s not feasible because you know... COVID-19). And crafting had crossed my mind a lot. I would do it here and there, and it always made me SO happy and made me get out of bed (lol). But something would happen; I would get away from it, and then I didn’t feel like putting in the effort to start it back up again because depression hit again. So honestly, it was a lot of ups & downs with it. So really I’ve had a vision to open a shop for a while now- just never got around to it because my depression would get me down, and I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to do it. Opening a shop can be stressful- and that seems to be what always made me back down from the idea. 

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But then one day earlier last year I woke up and told myself “I gotta get this thing rollin’!” “I •CAN• do this, and I •WILL• do this!”

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So I worked behind the scenes for a couple months just getting everything ready. And, yes, it was/has been stressful, and I know there will be stressful days ahead- but I have a completely different mindset now. I have a •FIRE and a DETERMINATION• and ~I’m ready~ for this! I’m ExCiTeD! And I cannot WAIT to start creating things for you and finding items for you that you'll LOVE

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And if you have something that you've been wanting to do, and you’re not sure if you can- YOU CAN! Or if you just need a little nudge... here it is! You’ve. GOT. THIS! Go and do that thing you’ve always wanted to do! Go and •CATCH THAT DREAM!•

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Thanks for listening- just wanted to give y’all some •REAL TALK•