We get obsessed with a craft. Can’t wait for that spare minute to sit down and create. Get so obsessed that we wake with ideas in the middle of the night.
But then the infatuation wanes. We find something else to occupy our time. That craft no longer rules our every waking moment.
It happens to the best of us.
It’s happened to me.
When I first (re)discovered beading (stringing), I found every excuse opportunity to sit myself down at my work bench and create. I would be cooking dinner, stirring the dish and disappear (spoon in hand) to add another bead to the wire.
But I don’t get the enjoyment out of it anymore, that I used to.
Sure I still love to create beaded necklaces for special occasions – especially weddings. I love that I can be a part of a woman’s wedding day – be it in a small way, but it really (still) is an awesome feeling.
According to eHow.com (yes, I know!?) – “To fall out of love isn’t easy… The first step to falling out of love is to figure out why you feel this way. It could be either you wanna move on or you feel like that isn’t taking its growth.”
So, why did I fall out of love with stringing?
Because I broadened my horizons (moved on), learned more and new skills (growth)… and fell in love all over again.
Thankfully, it’s not as painful falling out of love with a craft as it is with a person….