Writing this post is just part of this situation I experiencing. This is the second time I have written it. My laptop is apparently not loading correctly and I lost it the first time. I actually think the first time was better, but I can't bring it back out of my head verbatim. I know why people use word and transfer over. Oh well, maybe next time.
I have been in a slump for a bit over a week. It was a gradual decline until there I was. To be honest, it is not a Valley of Despair, but merely a Gully of Gloom. The reason for the pity party is that Scrapbook Garden is closing. I have taught classes there for over two years. It was the perfect retirement job. I got to do what I loved and got paid for it. I was able to do all sorts of projects and learned a lot. I had even reached the point where I was designing classes as well.
Bob and Kathy decided to close the store after not being able to get a lease with conditions they were comfortable with accepting. As much as I hate to see the store close, their decision is a sound business decision and I wish them well. The closing is being very difficult for them, and it is made worse by the fact that there were no financial difficulties as a factor. My personal feelings are trivial in comparison with how they are feeling.
Never the less, I let this gloom get me down. I haven't scrapped and I have projects. I was invited to participate on a design team for Amberink and I am behind on that. The house is a mess and so on. Well, enough of this. Today, I am going to get caught up starting with the blog. In spite of my slump, I have done some fund stuff and I want to share it in a couple of other posts. Onward and upward into the sunshine of a new day. Is that inspiring enough?