Friday, January 25, 2013

What Was I Thinking?

It's official. I hate college. I ask myself almost every day.."What were you thinking??"

I know what I was thinking:
1) I want a degree to better my job choices/opportunities.
2) I want a degree, because I never finished the first time I went to college and I have always felt like a failure.
3) I want a degree so that I can show my children it can be done no matter what age you are.
4) I, specifically, want a business degree to enhance my entrepreneurial spirit.

Reasons I keep talking myself out of quitting:
1) What kind of example would I be setting for my kids?
2) Even though I keep saying 'what's the big deal about having a degree?', I know deep down in my heart it will actually improve my life.
3) I REFUSE to EVER pay another student loan back without a degree to go with it.
4) I feel like I've come too far to give up!

My last block of classes was ridiculously stressful. I was working the full-time job from hell, and trying to keep up with my Etsy Christmas orders, all while trying to be this amazing college student. Let me just say this:


I now have a part-time job with absolutely no stress involved. I had 'difficulties' with a bad attitude towards one of my professors last block. This block I am humbling my pride and letting my critical thinking professor, who is younger than me, polish my edges and help me get better through his critiques. Boyyyy, is that hard. My flesh doesn't want to work that hard. This degree is going to have blood stains on it by the time I get done, but I'm getting it.

As with everything in life, it's all about attitude.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Featured Another Pattern! Yay! has come out with another cool, FREE e-book and they have featured my Faeries pattern (page 20- Fairy Tales Baby Blanket) as one of the 17 Colorful Afghans!

Woohoo! Thanks All Free Crochet!! 

I know I'm inspired by all of the colorful afghans in this e-book! Can't wait to get started making some "Colorful Circle in a Square" granny squares!

And a "Stained Glass Motif" blanket....

OH! And that "Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan"!!....or am I just hungry? Nope, I want to make the afghan! LOL

It's a win, win with this book!!

Facebook 1,000 LIKE Giveaway Update

The winner of the 1,000 LIKE Giveaway was announced on January 15th on my Bizzy Crochet FB Page, but my winner has not contacted me yet. So, I figured that I had better post her name here to give her a fair chance to collect her prize. 

BRENDA B.  WON!! :) She commented on my 1,000 LIKE Giveaway post at 7:16pm (that's all the info I have). If you are Brenda B, please email me: bizzycrochet (at) hotmail (dot) com with your valid mailing address and full name. Thank you!!

I will hold your name as the winner until January 25th, at which time I will redraw for a new winner.