Work has been a struggle, lately. Depression and anxiety are kind of the worst! Ha. I am fighting it though. I bought a new sewing machine today, with encouragement from everyone important in my life. I immediately finished two bags, so I actually feel good about the dumb amount of money I spent.
My new machine is the Janome Skyline S3. I'll write more about it when I've gotten a real handle on it. So far, it is my favorite thing.
It's really overwhelming how much depression and anxiety has influenced and continues to influence my life. I don't really know how to fully explain it to myself. I don't know that I even trust the understanding that I've reached so far. And it feels so self-indulgent and ridiculous to even talk about, but it's so strongly influencing my ability to make Chapman Handmade a real thing that it seems dishonest to not address it.
That's all I've got, I guess.