In the years 2017-2018 ,I was going through a very difficult time in my life.
My marriage disintegrated, I lost the printing journal contract that had been sustaining me, and worst of all my father died.
By the time of his death, I had moved back to my parent’s home with my two children no job, no money. We went through the burial rites as a family after which it was time to map out how I was going to earn. Looking for a job was not an option, because I felt I had been out of the job market for several years mainly because I was raising my two boys.
Am talented at working with my hands, so I came up with this grand idea to make jewelry and Market bags for sale. Which I sold.
But deep down I wanted to make knit and crochet apparel which I was ready to take the time to learn and master. Unfortunately at that time, I had very low self-esteem and I did not believe in the work of my hands, though I had already gone out and purchased yarn, ready to begin my project.
I envisioned a designer fashion, woolen product line with vintage design. But that was not to be as someone significant in my life at the moment, really discouraged me and made it look like I was time-wasting instead of going out to look for money. And the vision died at that very instant.
It has been a long Four years of believing in myself and my capabilities no matter the situation. I have honed my skills, I have been consistent, I have experienced brain freeze, I have experimented with different kinds of yarn, I have not been afraid to frog and start over (frogging here means unraveling a section that had already been crocheted or knit).
As I write this I consider myself a winner and conqueror just because I overcame my fears and crocheted an adult sweater which I gave way as a gift.
my mantra is:-
DON’T MISS OUT ON SOMETHING THAT COULD BE GREAT JUST BECAUSE IT COULD ALSO BE DIFFICULT
Step Out and Win Today
Be A Winner
Yours truly Appelles