Written by Laura Chaney, daughter
Valentine’s Day is coming towards us faster than Cupid’s flying arrow. I’m really not sure what happened to the month of January, but it’s definitely over!
I read a pretty wide variety of blogs on a daily basis and many have already started promoting cute projects, date night ideas and sweet treats for the upcoming holiday. (Don’t worry, next week we’ll be sharing some ideas of our own using some of the containers from our book!) I love reading these ideas and in general they make me smile. There are so many ways to craft, sew and create that go far beyond the pipe cleaners and doily projects of my childhood.
Valentine’s Day (and February in general) can be a rough time for a lot of people, including myself. Even though I live in California, the days are still dark and there have been times when I’ve gotten home from work and just not had the energy to craft or sew. By the time February rolls around I’m generally DONE with winter and darkness, no matter where I’ve been living. Having a February birthday doesn’t help matters, either.
I may not have mentioned it on this blog, but I work with an Accountability Coach to help me keep calm and work towards my goals. I’ve had a lot going on in my life over the past year (book! blog! full time job! new relationships! all the things!) and Krissie REALLY helps me focus and make progress. Blogging, sewing and crafting would always be pushed to the back burner if I did’t have her.
Krissie is offering a FREE class that focuses on the very thing that I (and I’m guessing many of you) need in the time around Valentines day in February: self-love, self-attention and self-courtship. I know that in order for my creative side to shine through I have to take care of myself first, which means throwing a little self-love my way even (or especially) when I’m overwhelmed.