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.