Today I hemmed a pair of jeans

One of the reasons I started quilting again a year and a half ago was that I wanted something in my life that no one could take away from me. It’s the same reason I started volunteering with GENaustin. Whatever might come my way, whether I lose my job, have a falling out with a friend or get dumped — those outside things didn’t define me.

No one but me could take those things away. Today, I realized I had taken something away from myself. It had been more than two months since I turned on my sewing machine; my desk was covered in a fine layer of dust. Hemming those jeans, taking a step back and seeing tangible results of my time and effort, made me realize all I had been missing.

A lot has happened in my life over the past few months to make me rearrange my priorities. But in the rearranging, I lost balance. I lost part of myself. So I’m starting this new blog with the intent of finding balance. Balance between work and play, academics and creativity.

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2 thoughts on “Today I hemmed a pair of jeans

  1. I love this post, Meg. It sums up my reasons for learning to sew perfectly. How fine if everyone could find a positive reaction to stress and pain and empower themselves in hard times, rather than increase their problems by choosing negative ways to distract themselves.

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