It may sound funny, but these sessions really are therapy for me.
I suffer from depression. Many of you probably do too. I went through a period when I fist moved out here where I was sleeping for 12-18 hours every day, and rarely leaving the house. I was sad and lonely and you know what helped?
Blogging. And reading blogs. Finding this amazing network of women. Reading your stories got me back on my feet.
And then finding craft blogs. Being motivated to try making things myself. I began getting up out of bed, showering, and going to the store to get supplies. I stopped daydreaming about dying. I started living again.
That's what blogging did for me. So when things get tough, and I can't stop crying, I know that even if my sisters aren't answering their phones, I don't have to feel isolated and alone.
Because when I turn on my computer, I turn on a lifeline. I can visit your pages, and hear about your struggles, and be inspired by your triumphs.
It's a resource my mother never had.
And when I see the projects you crafty people make, and it gets me excited. I can't tell you how valuable that is.
So thank you.
And welcome to our Creative Therapy Session.
1. Make sure you link directly to the page your Creative Project is on, not your main blog page (please, no Etsy Shops or online stores).
2. Leave a short description of your project.
3. Grab my Craft Therapy button, and put it somewhere visible. Or you can just create a link back. I'm not too picky.
4. Visit the person above you in the Linky list, and leave them a comment. And if you'd like to visit a few more people, that would be great, too!
The linky will close at Midnight, so be sure to link up before then. And if you don't get your project done on time, don't stress. Enjoy the projects that were linked up, and participate again next week.