I loved school with all of my heart, I had a library card when I was three and you had to sign your name to get it, I remember battling learning to sign my full name just so I could get the key that would unlock the universe. Yes, yes it did. Then came the computer age, and I remember how excited I was with my first Speak and Spell and that magical game called Pong. In 1981 when I wasn’t quite 12 I took my first Basic programming class (Basic was the computer language we used on the fabulous Apple IIe that my parents would not buy me…computers were just toys ya know.) I love technology, I love the puzzle a website gives me to solve, I love crochet and yarn for the same reason, and I love where my life is right now.
Fall is a special time for me, it brings back all of those memories. I love Fall, my geeky self sees this autumnal shift as a time for change and growth, a time to balance the scales and check in to see how tall I’ve gotten since last year, what more my brain can do, how much more I can comprehend, and yes, I see it as a time for expanding upon who I was in order to grow and be who I will be soon.
Yes, I’m grown up, nope I didn’t grow any taller physically last year, but I have on the inside. I’m writing articles for magazines now and I’m teaching creative people how to build their own websites and market themselves on line. I mean really, if I can reach hundreds of thousands of people every month through various social media, the blog and other venues, so can they. After all, this was just a joke, and look at what it has become and is becoming. (Of course you can’t see that because I haven’t launched CLF 3.0, but by January 2012 you will see, and you will say oooh and ahhh)
I’ll never forget the words of Mary Beth Temple a few years ago when we were having a phone chat to plot
Global Domination the Flamie Ceremony and I was making light of the whole thing. I was floored that people were taking it seriously, and all it did was make me laugh. I remember so vividly our words:
Me “Oh my god, I cannot believe how seriously people are taking this, I mean for the love of all that’s fuzzy it’s a joke!” (Yes, I really do say for the love of all that’s fuzzy in real life.)
Mary Beth Temple (Stern tone of voice) “You’d better believe it, Laurie. You are the last person left who isn’t taking it seriously.”
Woah. Heavy. It took a while for me to get it, maybe I’m slow, maybe… But maybe not, my kids were younger and I had to juggle life, and value my priorities. I knew there would be time for me, but I’d have to scramble in my early forties…watch me scramble! I have more time now, they have more responsibility for their own lives, and every dang person in my house knows how to cook, clean and do laundry even if none of us like to do it.
Part of my new regime means I have more time going into clients, and less here on the blog. But rest assured I have blog writing down to a science. I’ll be building the CLF 3.0 website, and tweaking this one, so get used to seeing changes and I’m writing up more webinars that I think you are going to love!
In fact you can sign up for our latest webinar called “Which Stitch?” happening Sunday September 18, 11 am – 12 noon Pacific.
This interactive audio/visual webinar is all about choosing the appropriate yarn and stitches for your projects. We’ll cover what it takes to make our stitches do what we want to do! From achieving stretch, removing stretch, adding drape, having loose fabric or tight fabric, what it takes for different kinds of projects such as: amigurumi, sweaters and vests, shawls and lace, socks and hats, jewelry and decor. We’ll go over yarn, hooks, grip and so much ore! Plus as a registered user of this webinar you get to revisit the recording to soakIt’s only $15 and it’s going to end up saving you a lot more than that in real $ spent on yarn, substituttions, time and frustration. You can register for that class here.
If you live on Camano Island, Stanwood, Everett, Arlington or Marysville in Washington State, I want to invite you to a live in person class I’m giving at The Atrium in Stanwood WA.
Authentic Online Marketing Tools THAT WORK! Participants will learn about social media and how to leverage their local business connections to build a steady local client base. You will learn how to create a flow of information that doesn’t take up hours of your day, creates and builds customer relationships and will create commerce through community. Participants will leave with a packet of information that will help them start using this knowledge the minute they leave class!
Presenter Laurie Wheeler
6:30-8:00pm The Atrium, Stanwood WA Contact Laurie Wheeler for more information at email@example.com
$30 at the door