So I started working out last Sunday and I have to tell you- it's been rough! Not just physically but mentally as well. I'm definitely not as driven as I had been after my miscarriage over a year ago. Not to mention that I'm always tired and my poor body hasn't been worked so hard in a year. But I will press on. I just need a good mental kick!
But speaking of motivation in another sense- I just read this blog post and not only did it bring tears to my eyes but it brought much conviction. I've always been the volunteer-type. I love working even if I don't get paid. I once volunteered at a pro-life pregnancy center for a few months before I had to stop for a variety of reasons not related to the place itself. I've worked at a nursing home and a hospital as part of the nutrition staff (AKA the people that bring you the lovely tray of hospital food). I've done volunteer work as a tutor, for the Red Cross, for children with Down Syndrome, etc.
And if you haven't noticed it yet... I happen to be a bit of a birth junkie. But alas I have three children, one of which is a new baby. So I can't physically go out and volunteer at hospitals or clinics for extended periods of time. But I do love medicine and I would LOVE to one day volunteer again.
What I can do is sit [while I nurse my baby]. Sit and crochet! This blog post mentioned above really motivated me to want to make baby blankets for babies. I'd been contemplating learning new crochet techniques and was even looking through a book my sister sent me of different designs just the other day, wondering if I could make blankets to sell. But I think making blankets to give to sweet little babies fighting for their lives sounds even more amazing than doing it for money.
I don't have a lot of money myself but I hope that I can start finding yarn on sale and start making little blankets. This is exciting! I hope it inspires you, no matter what your craft or passion, to get out there and make a difference in someone's life. You don't even need to leave your house.
I think that if money became an issue I could start making blankets to sell but not for personal profit. Basically each blanket would cost double the amount in materials so that each buyer was essentially paying for their blanket and for the materials for the donated blanket. I don't know... we shall see. I don't know what the legal requirements would be for such an endeavor. If anyone has information on that aspect I'd love to hear it.