Thursday, 27 March 2014

Thankful Thursday ~ Why Crochet is Awesome

This is something I've been meaning to take part in for a while, but having lost my mojo with The Quirky Crafting Shmoogle Bean a few months ago, and being ready to give up blogging altogether I didn't think I'd ever get the chance to contribute. To be frank I am a crappy blogger. I'm not sure if it was my lack of direction, inability to focus or my depressed mental state over the past 3 years of trying to blog that killed my bloggy desires; either way it wasn't working.  But, here I am, new blog and such and writing up a Thankful Thursday post.
In some cases blogging about your mental health can prove to be very therapeutic, good for the soul and help others who might be experiencing similar things feel a little less alone in the world. This was not the case for me. I rambled. I didn't do very well at connected with my readers (if I had any... hell! I don't know if I have any now!), probably because I hadn't connected very well with myself. Being depressed will do that to a person. I didn't realise how truly and utterly disconnected I was until I started to feel better. At least now I feel like I'm living life with a positive inflection instead of the drab mono-toned manner I'd worked myself into the habit of.

Really, my blog was supposed to be of a crafty nature... probably because that's what I've always been good at. Art and crafts, like many others out there, are just my thing. Hey let's blog about it! I thought. Yeah original... how many other bajillion people do that?! *insert sarcasm* Of course having that mentality the whole time contributed hugely to my ill-fated attempts of writing. When one is boring and unexcited, one writes in a boring and unexcited manner. HEY CHECK OUT THIS REALLY COOL TUTORIAL I FOUND ON PINTEREST? ISN'T IT AMAZEBALLS! I MADE ONE... SEE? HOW FREAKIN' AWESOME IS IT! That is exciting. Hi guys, here is a cool thing I found to make. You should make one too. That is not.

As you have have gathered by now, providing you have eyeballs and at least 2 braincells, which I am assuming you do, that this is not The Quirky Crafting Shmoogle Bean. Also you may have possibly noticed that I am trying to make a point.....which I haven't gotten to yet. See? Rambling.

MOVING ON.

So Thankful Thursday. What am I thankful for? Crochet.

Yep.

Crochet.

I was never really into it, never knew how, didn't really care, figured it would be too hard etc. I tried learning how and SUCKED. Seriously, seriously sucked. I was no where near the pathological hooker and fibre art fiend I am now, nor did I ever imagine myself ever being a pathological hooker and fibre art fiend. Crochet pretty much saved my life. I'm not kidding. Crochet came to me as a colourful striped yarn-bombed life raft made of hooks and fabulousness when I was at the bottom most pit of despair. Deep huh?
Crochet hooked me up out of a massive pile of doo-doo and gave me something to be addicted to that wasn't my usual self-loathing, sadness and self-destruction. It sounds dramatic, and a little corny I guess but it's the way it is! Crochet helped me through the last trimester of my pregnancy when my life got turned upside down, through a very rough patch in my marriage, it helped me get through moving halfway across the country into a whole new city and a whole new life, it helps me to get through my day sometimes when I feel like I'm not coping with anything at all. It is my little something that gives me back a sense of control when I've lost it, completion when I feel incomplete, and sanity when I'm feeling totally insane. It also gives me an empty bank account.... who said money can't buy happiness? Yarn is total and utter happiness. *doool* yarn.

So, I am thankful for the positive changes in my life, and for the bad ones that happened too because if it weren't for them I wouldn't be this better new person I am slowly learning to be. I am thankful for the absolutely wonderful splendiferous people who have already requested handmade crochet lovelies from me which has just made me feel like a million bucks and totally talented (smug face), and I am thankful for my darling little family for loving me as much as they do and for my husband not minding about the little scraps of yarn that end up covering our floor like carpet.

Finally, I am thankful for crochet. Because without it coming into my life, or whatever it did, I don't know where I'd be. Probably running screaming and nude into the hills having lost my marbles and terrorising the villagers with my awful singing and recorder practice. Actually, I think we should ALL thank crochet for that. No one needs to see me do that.


9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Tasha. I am so glad that crochet saved you because you are an amazing person and your crochet creations are total amazeballs. Thank you so much for joining in with #thankfulthursday. There is indeed so much in this post to be thankful for. Sending lots of dairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way my dear xxx

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    1. Why thankyou fabulous person! I'm glad to have joined in :) I'm so totally slack though that I'm only now going through and replying and reading the other links! WHOOPS!
      Ooooooh dairy wishes! My fav!

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    2. yes dairy wishes are particularly special aren't they?

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  2. So awesome that you were able to find something so positive to become your new addiction. Depression is a bitch and I'm glad you are out the other side.

    Thanks for linking up with us at The Lounge.

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    1. Hi!! I'm so sorry, I don't know how my link ended up there I thought it was a Thankful Thursday one but I must have ended up muddled at some point... I'm really sorry about that :)
      Thanks for reading anyway ^.^

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  3. Thanks indeed for crochet - glad you are in a better place now and ready to blog again x

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    1. I'm over the moon to be back into it :) And I bloody love crochet! It's truly what I needed in my life.

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  4. I admire you crafty souls, I just don't have it in me. I am happy to read you have kicked your way back and are sharing your love of crochet! Have a happy weekend! Emily

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    1. I live and breathe craftiness! Well at least, I do now that I'm not in such a slump :) Before I was trying just to live and breathe.
      Much love for stopping by!! Xx

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