The journey of 2020 has been a wild one. So much has changed and there have been lots of bumps in the road. There have also been lots of stunning vistas and opportunities to take the scenic route, or even detours to refocus on what matters most in life. For me, that focus has been on home and family.
In addition to the pandemic, the civil unrest, and (for Utah) the earthquakes, we have also experienced the death of my husbands wonderful father after his long, long battle with many illnesses. My adult children have returned home from university and missionary experiences and are now living with us again. We have faced the same uncertainty when planning our educational choices for the fall that everyone else is facing.
As a business owner, there are new challenges to face in constant shipping readjustments and supply scarcity. These problems mean that I've had to reduce or eliminate many of my original plans for new collections and kits.
BUT there have been so many joys and epiphanies along the way that I can never call this year a catastrophe. Our family is closer than we've ever been. My marriage is stronger and my connections with each child deeper. We have created new habits that are serving us well in studying and worshiping together.
And when it comes to the Yarnbrary, I've felt more connected and supported than ever before with my wonderful customers. You have been learning new skills and branching out in your crafting and you've allowed me to be part of that and it's been an absolute joy.
It's hard to plan for the future when we are all getting used to the future being uncertain, but I feel confident that we have much more to do together. I am using this opportunity to branch out in trying new bases and offerings for my shop and I continue to love seeing your projects when you share them on social media and tag #yarnbrary.
We always have the choice of how to respond to the challenges we face. Let's face them with positivity, love, patience, and creativity. I believe in us!