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          Uncertainty and overthinking truly tend to skip along side each other in my mind…my world…my life. So it does for many more than myself.

          I can say they are to blame for my procrastinations but how to turn it to positivity!?! So much scrambling, rambling through the mind but it must be slowed, calmed….tamed! Taming the mind enough to produce positive, beneficial accomplishments is exhausting & can be a lifetime pursuit but the end result could be spectacular.

          So much is up in the air for me right now. This lends to alot of my “mind scrambles” but I still must try to put to words all that I am, feel, believe, experience and more. For whatever reason we are here and if we can’t share and learn from not only ourselves, teachers, professors, parents, etc. but from all those around us….even online.

          Actually, many of us most likely know more people online, on our own social media platforms and various other places….WWW! Do we listen and learn from many of them? Do we teach and assist many of them? I honestly try to myself and that’s why I try to get anyone and everyone’s opinions from time to time…personally and busyness~wise.

          I’ve been posed with a situation of do or do not: allow a stranger to pay for my shelter from winter weather?! On the surface, it would be extremely beneficial for me  BUT   being a multiple assault survivor and this being a man that I’ve only spoke to a handful of times via vehicle windows… no matter how helpful or well intended, simply too many what if’s.

           My blogs, here and via WordPress, are without any doubt  FEW & FAR BETWEEN   but I sincerely try to post as much as possible. I’m still learning everyday, especially busyness~wise, and creating, crafting, finding inspiration in several ways and places. I hope to become a contributor on The Mighty as well but we shall see.

            Until then and after, I hope you enjoy my blogs, my site, my creations and communicate with me your ideas, suggestions, and even share bits of your life with me too!!

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Back from Mental Vacation /;) ~~RE~BLOG~~

LadyWillow's TreeHouse

Yep – gone awhile … such is life, never know what tomorrow will bring … I’m learning to enjoy the adventure, grow from the lessons and treasure the memories. Thanks to all who have posted their much appreciated comments … it’s a pleasure to share what makes my world an enjoyable place, glad it also brightens your days.

Have had several requests to continue posting unique and interesting items, so please join me on a short trip into the past and download a copy to make for someone special. /;)

Remember this cute Crochet Pattern – Doll Baby in a Blanket?

Vintage Crocheted Doll:Baby In A Blanket #1

Vintage Crocheted Doll:Baby In A Blanket #2

Found the Free Pattern online years ago (in several versions) then it disappeared along with so many others. Suspect the original design idea is from the 40’s. For ease of use compiled the different versions into one PDF document. Have posted here and on Ravelry for access to all…

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Darkness Lays In Wait … Let It Be

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                              Certain many would say you shouldn’t blog, post, etc. whilst in depression, anxiety, having bad thoughts and such. But I say, “OPEN YOUR HEART, YOUR MIND, YOUR SOUL”!! It’s not only liberating but cleansing.
                              For far too many of us, we live daily with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar and so many more mental illnesses on top of our physical issues. So to say “don’t talk about it” or “don’t share…” when your finding it hard to balance these struggles, is no more than trying to stifle us…to put a muzzle on your mind (which we all too often WISH we could). For those that don’t understand, who’ve been lucky enough to never have felt what it’s like to battle your own mind and body 24/7.
                              I’m not saying we don’t all have our own battles, our own crosses to bear but mental illnesses affect MUCH MORE than just our mind, thoughts, feelings and words. It’s more than simply being sad or being anxious! It’s the extremes of that and much more.
                              We all have that “devil on one shoulder” & “angel on the other shoulder” but imagine that same devil climbing up your neck into your ear and dragging your mind, your thoughts, feelings, emotions into a deep dark place. That evil takeover lies to you!
                              It tells you: “You’re ugly!” “You’re worthless!” “You can’t do anything right!” “Why even try?” “Nobody likes you, or wants to be around you!” “Everyone would be better off without you in the picture, without you dragging them down, without you hindering, burdening and holding them back!” “There’s no way out!” “This pain will never go away!” “You’re not good enough!” “Nobody else feels this way! You’re all alone and you always will be!” “No one can or will ever understand this or you!”

THOSE ARE LIES FROM THE DARKNESS!!!

It doesn’t want us to know the truth, to allow light in, or reach out for help. Even if another reaches out to us, it tries to bind us from accepting help, to keep us from hearing words and feelings from others who truly want to help.

THAT DARKNESS LIES AND IT LIES WAITING FOR IT’S CHANCE TO TAKE HOLD, TO DRAG US FURTHER DOWN, TO KEEP US BURIED IN IT, DROWNING IN IT…TO KEEP US FROM THE LIGHT, TO KEEP US FROM REACHING OUT FOR HELP!!

But THERE IS ALWAYS HELP!! ***

We sometimes just have to find hope, even if it seems hopeless, and hang onto that hope until we can see and feel that light entering back in.
Let the darkness be because it drains way too much of our lives and our time, our lives are truly worth so much more!!!

LET IT BE…

I personally have been trying to keep that darkness gagged and subdued as much as possible…not really that easy…but in my Netflix binges I’ve found something of hope for me to hang onto right now and maybe it will help you or another hang on as well!?!
It’s a few lines from a series called “Call The Midwife”:
“What was it Julian of Norwich wrote? Not ‘All shall be well.’ because I can’t believe that anymore.”
“She wrote, ‘God did not say `Thou shalt not be tempested, Thou shalt not be travailed, Thou shalt not be diseased.` But he did say `Thou shalt not be overcome.`.’ .”

* THOU SHALT NOT BE OVERCOME!!! *

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