Mikey is Taking Down Time

Michael Sellick

Mikey, 1 Years Old

Starting next week from November 20th – December 14th, 2013, I will be taking some down time to refresh and rebuild my energy. This year has been incredible for the amount of new ideas, opportunities and the amount of sharing, challenges and videos that have been created for your enjoyment.

Truly, I am a workaholic and love to help people. Even at the expense of my own exhaustion to not limiting myself to a strict work day for time. My day starts at 8 am and finishes around midnight. I do this virtually everyday, 7 days a week. No one asks me to work this hard, I do it because I love my job. I’ve never had a job like this before where I feel so rewarded and honoured to be part of 10’s of thousands of lives within a day. I’m driven by your enthusiasm for crochet and completely forget about my own limits while being wrapped up in celebrating our community member’s accomplishments. Together with Cathy and Daniel, The Crochet Crowd and the community members we’ve built is my biggest personal accomplishments in my life. To have a community that celebrates daily. Who knew crochet could be so incredible? It has changed my life to give me something to look forward to.

I am exhausted. I look tired and I feel incredibly drained. We have a fabulous program lined up for 2014 and I need some downtime to refresh myself. I will be crocheting during my down time but interacting possibly once a day or checking in every few days.

Daniel, Cathy and I have been preparing for my downtime so The Crochet Crowd will continue to be a fabulous crochet community during my absence. Hundreds of fans help each other regularly here on our community. We love that and thank you for that. Cathy will step up to lead for The Crochet Crowd. Cathy and I have built The Crochet Crowd together for 5 years and is like a sister to me.

Thank you in advance for respecting my decision to take a break. I know some people are going to give me a hard time for taking a break. They see what I do as a mere hobby. It is fun, but we have a lot of responsibility on our hands to keep our community happy and healthy. Cathy will not be pretending to be me while I am away. That would be deceptive and not fair to you. Cathy has her own verbiage and communication style. I would rather be honest with you that I am taking down time than to deceive you as I would want the same respect level from others.

It is my goal to have the 12 Gifts of Christmas plus a secret series that is in production ready by the time I have my downtime.

Thank you.


About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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55 Responses to Mikey is Taking Down Time

  1. Gerry Kay says:

    I too put in long hours and really get it!!!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    Take all the time you need. You will be missed, and we will all look forward to your return.

  3. Kathryn O'Dell says:

    Of course you need downtime – everyone does in order to recharge the batteries and to remain healthy. So go – enjoy and have a great time – we will all hold the fort down for you.

  4. Rose Fox says:

    Mikey, I always wondered if you were the energizer bunny personified!!!! You deserve a break for as long as you need. We do help each other but you are the driving force. So rest up, hooker buddy and we will be here when you get back. Happy hooking – relax.

  5. Sandra Evans says:

    I enjoy you and I will keep on enjoying Crochet Crowd until you return, please get some rest and Relax, then come back energized and rareing to go!!! Angel hugs and Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for all of us. I will watch tutorials to get my daily fix, hahah….God Bless and Love

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