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"At A Crossroad" By Yvonne Carson
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The struggle that I've been having for the past two years is going back into the "job" marketing doing what I did over 22 years ago - legal secretary and administrative work. Every time I look through the job listing on online employment companies, I see absolutely nothing to sparks life in my spirit and soul. I know in my heart that this chapter of my life for this type of work is over! 

Yet, in my desperation to provide for myself so I can move back into my own space, keeps me going back, searching the same old kinds of jobs, knowing I have zero passion or desire for what I know I can do.

It's taken me my entire adult life (I'm now 59 years old!) to acknowledge, accept, and receive that I am an artist at heart and am so at home there. I have been blessed with many natural talents (drawing, sewing, crochet, singing, writing) that I had buried alive!

I only discovered my gift/talent to crochet in August 2016 during a time I relocated to Las Vegas, NV and where I became extremely ill with severe breathing problems and allergic reaction to my granddaughters 2 cats. I was living with them at the time. This was the worst I've ever be sick; I rarely ever got sick. 

It was this time; however, when I was in the Dollar Store and happened to see crochet yarn and hooks and impulsively grabbed one of each, telling myself I wanted to try and see if I still could crochet. You see, when I was a teenage pregnant girl, I was taught how to crochet basic stitches and never really made much of anything. As I grew older, crochet was no longer a part of my life. 

After 40 plus years, here I was reunited with crochet yarn and a hook. I was shocked to learn that I still remembered the basic stitches; it all just flowed right out of my head! My attempts to crochet were pretty horrible but I refused to give up and after three days or so I was actually designing and making my own bags! I was hooked and I just kept getting better and making more challenging things. I became consumed by it and it helped me during the time I was so sick for months!

Crocheting started leading me to dig up my other creative things I once so enjoyed and brought me tremendous happiness and fulfillment on a deep level. I started drawing again; I only used to draw cartoons from other drawings I saw. Had no formal training but at an early age, I remember the pictures in the TV Guides back in the day.

I recall seeing a racoon and thought to myself "I'm going to see if I can draw this and send it in." Much to my amazement, I was able to draw it! I was so happy and proud of myself. It wasn't embraced or acknowledged by my family, however. I always wanted to draw portraits but never seem to be able to do. Here I am today able to draw faces of people I've never seen but in my own imagination and they look like a person, with real features (Lol). It's all a miracle from God; there's NO other explanation for me!

The only thing I want to do is practice and perfect and share my gifts with the world! I want to my a living using my gifts/talents and creativity as a business. It's taken my whole life seems like for me to finally acknowledge that I am an ARTIST!!!! Sitting in an office all day, typing, answering phones, filing, etc. is quite boring compared to the sense of happiness and fulfillment I get when I'm creating something beautiful for other people and glorifying God by using what He's entrusted me with!

By God's grace and wisdom, I trust and believe He's going to show me how to do what I believe He's put into my heart for this time and season of my life. I can't shut it off and frankly, I don't want to. I'm praying for God to bless me with a sewing machine; my desire to sew is off the charts now! I'm so excited to be reconnected to my authentic self. I want to encourage any other woman here to allow yourself to be WHO God's made you unapologetically!


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