S.Y.K. So You Know – Questions & Answers

So, Candace, of “Revenge of Eve” has posted her new questions for this week.  Come and join in!  It’s fun to learn more about the bloggers you interact with!

This Week’s Questions

  • Do you have a hobby? If so, what is it?  Well, I obviously love writing and consider that one of my hobbies. However, I love to crochet.  The moment I feel a chill in the air, I’m off to Michaels to purchase yarn for all the projects I have in my head.  
  • How did you discover your interest in your hobby?  My Great-Aunt on my father’s side of the family taught me how to crochet when I was 11 years old.  Writing, on the other hand, started when I was first given a diary one Christmas.  I was 9 then.
  • Do you find having a hobby helps with maintaining your mental wellness? How so?  Oh, definitely!  Writing for me is cathartic.  In a way, so is my crocheting.  Crocheting allows me to think clearly, and calms me.  Writing allows me to get outside of my own head.  (Which is very beneficial).
  • Where do you find materials for staying active with your hobby?  The laptop is an arms distance from my bed.  Easy peasy!  The yarn, on the other hand, is a calculated process.  Depending upon what project I’m going to work on, I plot and plan carefully as to what type of wool I want to use.  Then… Shopping at Michaels is like an amusement park being opened up to me!  I love finding deals!!!
  • Have you ever considered monetizing your hobby? Or if you already do, do you still enjoy it as a hobby?  A very long time ago, but people didn’t want to pay for the materials and considered the hours that were put into a project.  I more or less either make things to donate to hospitals or as gifts.  (Speaking of crocheting that is) LOL!  Writing, however… My dream is to write a book.  I’ve written a few ideas here and there, but I keep leaning towards the same original idea.  “Mental Health & Addiction Stigma Within A Family” – That’s something I’ve toyed around with for several years.

If you would like to partake in Candace’s “S.Y.K. So You Know” Series, here are the rules:

Every Monday here on R.O.E. we present a series of questions for bloggers to answer with the hopes of getting to know the person behind the screen better. You can participate by creating a post on your site answering the week’s questions or you may answer them in the comment section below. If you choose to publish a post, please create a pingback to this week’s edition of S.Y.K.

Easy, peasy!

 

Thank you,

Beckie

 

BC 2019

 

So You Know (S.Y.K.)

20 comments

  1. I used to do handmade cards as a business. First time round fine. But second time round when I did start to price my cards to consider the work done, then nobody wanted to know… Until I quit. So when that person was asking, I sarcastically said you now want to buy a card when I don’t sell and only make them for me? Yet all the time in business, you didn’t buy. Sorry, you will have to buy from a card shop.

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    • I would have had the same attitude. That definitely wasn’t right what that person did.
      I personally like to make things as gifts or donate to the local hospital or nursing homes. Actually, I start making the smaller items in August, so it’s just in time for the holiday sseason.

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  2. I learned to crochet when I was a kid too. About a year ago I bought some yarn and some hooks to see if I could still do it. I guess it’s like riding a bicycle. I can’t do anything complicated or fancy, and I can’t do it for long. My hands and arms, the nerve damage and the fibromyalgia limit me. Most of my “crafting” skills(?) get used by Mr Ben and his “I need tape” projects.😂😂

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  3. You should start outlining your book. I think it is such an important subject to educate others on. It will shed light on the cycle of guilt and shame that consumes addicts. Don’t set a deadline on it. Just keep it as an ongoing project and I am sure you’ll be surprised at how quickly it would come together. You can do it!! I have faith in you and your story which would add personal experience. That makes it more relatable to those of us who have lived it as well.

    I love that you gift your crochet items. I have done the same with quite a few books. To those in recovery and others who need the nudge to write. They are not as detailed as the ones I sell but are of great quality. Thanks for always participating in S.Y.K. 🙂

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