034: A rush of emotions you feel the first couple of years you start crafting

“Pulling My hair out trying to stay on a schedule”

As former member of the crafting community. I found myself sitting at my desk many of nights, pulling my hair out. The frustration of “Getting it Right” haunted me. It was constantly on my mind. I started to ask myself:

  • Is it realistic to spend up to 12 hours creating my craft?
  • When one thing goes wrong, everything turns to SHIT?

I was asking my fellow crafters, How Long Does It Typically take you to make your craft? For a couple years, I have watched tons of videos and read articles. Pertaining to making different crafts all across the board.

One thing I didn’t found in the crafting community was someone who could relate to this. Relate to what I’m feeling and the very question I was asking.

Crafting is one of my coping mechanisms. It brings me so much joy but is it worth it going bankrupt? I wonder can you relate!

All the joy and fulfillment creating brings me. I started to feel burned out. My energy level was on a all time low. I seeking for help in the crafting community. Every question I left was avoided or deleted. No hard feelings at all. I just decided to blog about it instead.

I remember feeling so many emotions. When my brain got a rush of ideas. The excitement of starting and seeing my projects through. Became stressful when it didn’t turn out how I planned or thought it should be. I also became discouraged when my savings pool was running low. I didn’t see any turn on my investment.

crafting community

Tell Me if you felt any of the sort

  • Happy
  • Anxious
  • Sad
  • Alone
  • Jealous
  • Stressed
  • Depressed

Success! You're on the list.

One thing I had to realize is that being a crafter is not an, Overnight Success. It’s going to take time, money and all the heart I have to be, Great at what I do. I had to physically and psychologically put blinders on. I had to focus on me and create a plan. I had to disconnect from the crafting community and other social media. Why? I found out that they weren’t cracked up to be, what they were portraying to be. Everything that Glitter ain’t Gold!!

I found my answer to my own question. How long does it typically take you to make your craft? Well, it takes a creator any where from 1 to infinity hours. It depends on the individual and how well you manage your time. There is no specific answer to my question.

It doesn’t matter how or where you start. As long as you see your project through. That’s what matter!

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