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Thoughtful Thursdays

Thursday seems to be a nice day to start something like this. I was thinking that I would start making weekly posts with some themes just to keep myself active here and have a space for myself.  So Thursdays will be thoughtful Thursdays. I have a little book of questions that I've always wanted to pace myself through and answer, and it would be amazing to have a conversation with other people in the comments below about the question and how you all feel about it too. :)

Once a fortnight I'm going to aim to release a freebie pattern of some sort. Just a small cute pattern that everyone can crochet along to. Maybe I'll do something big like growlithe as well and release it over a few fortnights. We shall see.  :) I do want to try and get more free things out there amongst all the patterns I want to try and sell as well. Just to give back to all the amazing people I know are lurking out there! Sometimes it'll be different ways I use the one pattern template as well just to give everybody fun ideas!

I don't want to make the same thing over and over again so why not share the love!

But there are a few plans in the works at the moment~ I have a Eeveelution pattern series I want to release shortly and a new chibi series of toys and rumble edition keychains that I have in the works. But that's not the point of this post!

Thoughtful Thursdays~

To start with, a little bit about myself. I'm a 28 year old girl still living at home with my parents at the moment. Currently, I have an apartment that's being built and I should be able to move out in the first quarter of next year. I'm dating a wonderful boy and I work in a wonderful job. Everything is quite happy and chirpy.

All the happy things aside, to be quite honest and open about myself, I have sleeping problems and I am currently going to therapy once a week to help with anxiety problems. I am not good with being around people and much prefer to be at home with my partner/family and my yarn. But that doesn't mean I don't have a wonderful supporting group of friends who understand that I don't always have the energy and strength to see them. I also have a wonderfully supporting work place that help me with my anxiety issues and a team that understand if I don't talk much and they know how to help me if I suddenly panic or cry at my desk.

To attempt to fix my sleep problems, I sleep with this thing:

There is a mask that fits over my face and it forces me to keep breathing through the night. If I don't wear it, I suffocate briefly about 50 - 80 times a night which is not pleasant. Since starting on the machine though, my memory has greatly improved and I am definitely more energetic. I also nap a lot less. To help with the energy levels, I also go the gym once a day at least 4 - 5 times a week! So there's a little thought for you. Everybody has their ups and downs. Now you know a little more about me.

And now I leave you with me the other night. Happily making toys in my pajamas.  I am so glad it is now fluffy pajama season again.


To help me deal with anxiety, I have happy photos of me and my partner on my desk at work. I've also learnt to deal with negative feelings by standing up and having a short walk around my desk while talking to customers and when I get home I hide in my room with my giant piles of yarn.

How do all of you deal with anxiety? I would love to hear your hints and tips :)

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