This past year has been full of one thing, and one thing only: change. In 2016, I got married, became a wife, (yes those are two separate things) left my childhood home, moved twice, bought a house, dropped out of college, and quit my job. I have felt thoroughly overwhelmed with the amount of change and the speed at which it has happened. Nothing can prepare you for the launch into adulthood; and nothing can prepare you for it to happen all so fast. Not only has my life changed, but I have changed with it. I am trying to find my place and asking myself the honest questions; Am I happy? Is this what I want to do with my life? If not, then what is? Part of me is figuring out that you never stop asking yourself these questions, you'll never reach a point where you "have it all together", and you'll never stop changing.
I was looking up change in the dictionary and saw that one of the synonyms was metamorphose. Metamorphose means, "to completely change in nature". Change is the end of one thing and the beginning of another. This year has been a year of a lot of endings; the end of my childhood, the end of singleness, and the end of a lot of dreams. I have achieved so much, so young, so fast and I should feel happy and successful but I've actually felt the opposite. My greatest dream since childhood was to get married to someone I loved. I did that. After getting married, I wanted a house for us to grow together in. I did that. I did these things, these things that take some people lifetimes to achieve, in less than 6 months. I was so happy, all my dreams were coming true, but yet, I felt something nagging me. That nagging helped me to realize, it was time for new dreams. The Northern Craft is something that I've wanted, tried, and failed, to do for a long time. However, dreams have changed, I have changed, and the time to start is now.
Hello & Welcome, I'm Cassidy.