Revisiting An Old Hobby

When I was a kid I LOVED making friendship bracelets and lanyard.  It didn’t matter if I was at summer camp or at home, I was always making bracelets and lanyards and learning different stitches.  Whether it was with lanyard, embroidery floss, or hemp, it didn’t matter.  All were fun in their own way.  When I was a kid I would even sell them to people at the pool in my community to get ice cream money.  It was just always something I loved doing.

Honestly, I haven’t made friendship bracelets or lanyards in a long time.  But, as I found out yesterday, it’s still something I really enjoy.

As you all know, I’ve been having trouble with my anxiety and depression, and getting out of my own head.  I really haven’t been motivated to do anything, but I kept thinking if I could do something with my hands that would keep me busy, maybe it would help me to get out of my head for a bit.  I decided yesterday to pick up some hemp cord and two charms that had positive sayings on them, and make bracelets.  And that’s exactly what I did.

The two above are ones I made yesterday… and I ended up selling them both!!!  It made me feel really good!  Not only did I enjoy making them, but they are inspirational, and by selling them it made me feel like I had a purpose!  So, I took the money I earned yesterday and bought more supplies this morning.  Today I spent the entire afternoon making two more bracelets.

And you know what?  It really is helping me.  It’s giving me something positive to do.  When I’m working on the bracelets, I am only thinking about what I am doing and nothing else.  It’s really relaxing and stress relieving, and while I make them, Lan is curled up right next to me, keeping me company.

All the bracelets I have created are available in my Etsy shop and cost between $6.00 – $8.00.  I picked up duplicate charms of the ones I sold yesterday so I can make more of the same bracelets.  Tomorrow I’m going to make more bracelets and list them as well.

I’m so glad I decided to do this yesterday, and then again today.  It’s fun revisiting old hobbies and remembering why you enjoyed doing them so much.  It’s fun being creative.

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