This last weekend I participated in one of my favorite qyilt shows, "Quilt-AFair", in Longmont, Colorado. Before the show I remember thinking, "This is my last show of 2012. Now I can really get to work!". Funny what a difference two days can make. After the show was over, I made a big decision that I have been putting off for some time now:
I will not be doing shows in 2013.
There are a lot of reasons why this must happen, but I won't bore you with them. The silver lining is that I will finally be able to finish my novel, write the new books and patterns I have been working on and travel the country giving educational programs and classes to guilds and groups and museums. I am even going to appear on "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
When I actually said it out loud, I thought a bolt of lightning might strike me. Instead, I got so excited! I thought I might be sick. Instead, I feel energized, as if I'd lost 50 pounds. I know that there will be moments of doubt, but if I pour myself into my work (including my blog and website) I will be able to look back on this day as a moment of truth for myself:
You can't do it all, but you can do it!