Sometimes it’s better to take a good hard look at where you’re going – and move in a different direction

Last week I came to (yet another) decision.

To stop trying –

  • to be what I am not
  • to strive for something I am not sure I really want
  • to persevere toward a goal that I am not sure I can commit to

This probably comes across as being very negative. Truth is I’m just being honest about my capabilities and my situation.

Those who’ve read about my health in previous posts will know that I am autistic, and have bi-polar. This combo means I have ups and downs on a regular basis, that when I decide to ‘stop trying’ it also means that I’m taking control by stop trying to fit a mould I’ve arbitrarily assigned myself. Now that’s being positive. Downright pragmatic.

My decision: to ease up on maintaining my shop on Folksy.
It is hard work, takes a sustained effort I cannot commit to with the best will in the world, and it gives me very little satisfaction.

Second part to this is that I shall continue to design and create unique jewellery pieces but in my own time, on my own terms. I shall be kinder to myself in terms of time commitment and pressure to interact with shop visitors. To this end I am slowly growing my presence on Pinterest. There I shall be able to showcase what I do without the burden of trying to sell.

With regard to my blog I shall continue to post new items I’ve made, techniques I’m working on, things I’m learning.

Thank you for reading my post. If you like what you see please Like, Share, and Comment so that I can get feedback on my revised direction.

Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

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