,This year, 2018 is one that I wish I could change, or turn back time. This isn't much of my usual post - in fact, I wondered if I wanted to continue with Day Dreams; the sewing, long hours, etc. There have been decisions to make, both personal and business, that I never wanted to make. Life, death, business, financial, memorials, survival, personal.
The beginning of this year didn't go well. It was ushered in with my husband seeing our family doctor, then a referral to another, who in turn, referred him to an Oncologist. He was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the Lung, Mets. It was supposed to be treatable, give him a little better quality of life than he was having, but the Cancer spread too quickly. He passed after 5 months of sheer pain on June 22, 2018. Before he passed, our best fur friend, da'LuLu passed after 13 beautiful years with us. My father passed away May of 2018.
I tried to keep sewing during all of this trauma. It finally came to closing the shop for a month while I tried to gather my senses and get my feet under me. There were a few people who were put out that I was closed but there was no way I could attempt to sew if I was able to motivate myself to get into the shop. Was my passion gone? Would this be another change?
NO. I refuse to let the shop go. My beautiful husband always supported my business. He's my rock, my sounding board and sometimes my muse. This was something we built together and I wasn't about to let this dream go. After all, it's "Day Dreams" - named after our last name and my dream (to help others feel and look their best as is deserved). He wants me to be okay - safe and secure. Day Dreams will continue so I can feel safe and secure.
This all may read a bit rambling, but that's okay. I'm not 100% myself yet - and I shouldn't expect to be after less than 5 weeks since he passed. There are changes coming to Day Dreams Sewing. Slimming down the types of sewing perhaps, maybe more specializing in a few areas. I'm not certain yet. Nothing is certain. It's like the Nebraska weather - wait an hour, it will change.
While I try and figure out my way, remember that I always wish you success and inspiration, today and always. I also wish you good health, both emotional and physical. Take care of you and your loved ones.