What Does the Future Look Like from Here?
Today is my birthday. Birthdays are a wonderful time to reflect, take stock, make plans for the future.
Last month I became unemployed. The higher-ups, who know far more than me, decided to shut down my viable, important, meaningful-to-so-many-people company, leaving not only the thousands of quiltmakers who enjoy our books, but the team of the best authors, editors, artists and designers ever assembled (hyperbole intended) to create these books, without inspiration and without a job.
I think hit me so hard because a year ago, I made the decision to focus my career - my life - on book publishing, letting my personal ambitions fall by the wayside. I made the decision that The Modern Appliqué Workbook would be my last book and I would stop lecturing and teaching. And the blogging - that would stop too.
So now, here I lie on the floor with the rug gone wondering what happened.
I think I'll make a quilt!
(And I think I'll write another book or two, I'll teach some quilters how to appliqué and I'll talk to guilds about quiltmaking!)