Just finishing up a very long day here at The Crowd. I’ve managed to do a lot of productive things with new ideas coming forth. It’s no exaggeration that I sleep, eat, dream and work at The Crochet Crowd.
I’ve come to accept that I have an addictive personality. Before The Crowd Crochet I was addicted to cyber chatting for many years. The difference between cyber chatting and what I do now is that at least my time now has a sense of purpose and long term affect. My time can be tracked to meaningful effort. With cyber chatting, I didn’t have anything to show at the end of the chat. If anything I became lonely as I was relying on the chat to keep me company.
I was thinking while my computer was regenerating this afternoon about “What is the hardest aspect of my job at Creative Director?”
Suppressing the negativity by others is very tough. Some days, my brain can’t handle it. I have to come to accept that no matter which way I turn, it is the wrong choice by whomever is judging in that very moment.
At the end of the day, I am proud to run The Crochet Crowd, along side Cathy, of course. All in all, I never thought my life would ever revolve around crochet when thinking back.
This is my greatest contribution in life. To share what I know with others. To legitimately enjoy, share and appreciate an art form that has turned into my profession.
The key though, never take anything for granted and realize the end comes as quickly as it begins. Enjoy the moment in between and be appreciative and express gratitude to yourself and others who surround you.
I use that philosophy on The Crochet Crowd to praise others and give honor to others, just as people within my online community do with me. I’m one person and cannot possibly acknowledge everyone, but I sure do appreciate when others take time and thank others, praise action and encourage our followers to not give up. That means more to me than anyone will ever realize.
I think for many people, it’s a welcome and much needed event that needs to happen more often. I think today, society in general, has an attitude that things are expected. Such as holding a door open at a store for someone. I would say nearly 75% of the time I do it for others, the act is not acknowledged because it is expected. For me, the art of appreciation is a dying.
It’s easy to complain and express negativity. I know, I do it too. I find when I look at the brighter side of life and not worry about the WHAT IFS so much, I find I am much happier, optimistic and feel better on the inside.
Yeah, I know… I sound like I have been sucking the Kool-aid. Unlike what others believe of seeing the world through rose coloured glasses… I think we don’t those glasses to see the good in humanity. We just have to open our eyes and identify it, acknowledge it and pass it on.
Life is never perfect, nor she we expect it to be. We just have to do our best as we are only here for a brief moment in time.