zero sum guilt and not doing what you hate

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alright, i’m finally back to talk about my year of knitting dangerously!  it has been off to a pretty great start, full of excitement and opportunity and ideas, and a lot of knitting already.  i continue to be so encouraged and inspired by all of your generous support, stories, empathy and well wishes.  to be completely honest, i was a little anxious about so publicly displaying my denunciation of my real, concrete job to………..knit (?!).  in fact, i think much of the reason i wrestled so fiercely with the concept even in my own brain (and continue to, even as i’m deeper in it each passing day) boils down to guilt.  i am so aware of how fortunate i am to be in a position to do something so radical and impractical and self serving, it honestly makes me feel guilty to talk about it openly. Continue reading