The Gift of Time

Time is precious, and I think there is no greater gift, than the gift of time. What is the gift of time? The gift of time is what I’m giving myself. The time to have new adventures when I want, because they look like something I’d like to do, or because they are something I’ve wanted to do but thought I didn’t have the time to be able to do.

It’s so easy to forget that you have time to do things, you just have to make it. It becomes so easy to use the excuse of not having time to not do things, that you end up in that circle. When I began this blog, I posted first with a little information HERE about why I was starting fresh with a new blog. I explained a little about what brought me to that point, and what I was doing, and hoped to do. Today though I feel the need to expand on that a little as I’ve made a decision that affects the foreseeable future.

When I took this summer off after the passing of my Mum, it was to give myself some space and time. Some space to deal with my grief, but also to take a step back from my work life while I made some decisions. While my grief is still on going with most days having good and bad moments and it will be like that for quite some time, I have made some decisions. The space I took helped to clarify some points with regards to my work life and it put some things into perspective about what I wanted to do, and what I didn’t want to do.

But first let me give a little more back ground information. You may or may not know me as the designer behind Knitterarium and what I explained in my first post (link above), was how I felt before my Mum died. With her passing, all that happened was it halted me in my tracks, it has made me take stock of what I wanted to do with my time and ultimately what I want to do with my life. All of this I would say is fairly natural, or at least to me it is. While most told me it was only a result of my Mum passing and I would feel different in time, only my Mum, family, and those close friends who I had confided in before my Mum’s passing, will truly know that this was a problem that was there before recent events.

I know I told everyone I’d make a decision by September but I see no point in putting off sharing my decision when the decision has been made now. I won’t be returning to designing or Knitterarium. I’ve closed up my shop and website and while I’m keeping my social media accounts in the unlikely event I decide to return, which I’m not ruling out, the social media accounts will have no activity on them. I see no point in putting off experiencing my gift of time, in wasting any moments in doing the things I want to do. You can of course follow my crafty adventures here on the blog or on my Instagram feed HERE. 

So here I now find myself on the brink of some new adventures, some I’ve already planned but a great many more as yet unknown to me. They may be good, they may be bad, but one thing is for sure they will be an adventure.



6 thoughts on “The Gift of Time

  1. Good for you! The passong if one’s mum does make a body pause and reflect. You are not the only one to have made changes after a passing. I will say, you have come to your changes quicker than I did. I am just now making life changing decisions that have always been a dream to do and now will become a reality. It has taken me 7 months to do this and it will be another year before all things come to fruition. Feels good, doesn’t it.

    I will miss your designs but am blessed to have quite a few in my personal library. They are cherished for sure and will be used more than once.

    Blessings on you.

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    1. The only reason Marsha I’ve gotten to this decision quicker is because it was happening before my Mum died. I’m afraid all other decisions are off the table for now because I am unable to make them yet! I wish you the very best of luck with making your dreams a reality, time frame doesn’t matter when it’s a dream. Thank you! x


  2. Dear Ruth. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mum. Making life changing decisions isn’t easy but necessary in order to remain healthy in mind body and soul. My 90 year old mum is now living with me and I also made the decision to stop working. Now I can focus on our life together and also on my creative knitting life. Thank you for sharing your journey which touched my heart and awakened my soul. Peace. Christine.

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