Of Embroidering, Knitting, Crocheting… and Working

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I really like my job. Some years ago I made a choice, and I really chose my job. I am a teacher. Before this, I had worked in two factories, in the export sales offices. Maybe I could have had the chance to climb the ladder, or not because I am always a woman and, all around the world, women seem to always have to make a choice: family or a really good paid job. Anyway, I don’t want to talk about it now.

The fact is: I would like to push the ‘pause’ button. Unfortunately, I have so many hobbies and I miss them. I like embroidering, knitting, crocheting, reading books… Maybe I was born in a different era and then I was ‘time moved’ to 2018. When I was in the High school, I was considered a little bit strange, due to the fact that I so much loved those (so considered) feminine/ladies’ pastimes. wool-480550_1920

To be honest, I used to so envy those women that could keep on knitting or everything else. And this because of their wealthy conditions, mainly. They don’t need to go to work, they have the possibility to stay home and knit and read as much as they want.

But now, I wouldn’t really give up my job or my personal independence, even if I don’t earn a huge salary. Only, I am so tired, that I would like a year off, where I could devote my time to my hobbies. It would be so nice to wake up in the morning and knit. The next morning create a new curtain. And so on. But with the certainty that after book-1760998_1280one year of rest I would go back to my beloved working world.

I am only a bit tired.

 

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Connect With Nature

Surrounded by nature, when I was a teenager I couldn’t appreciate the value of it and also the priceless gift I was given when I was born. It happens, except some years abroad, I have been living in a very green region of Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia),  where it is quite uneventful to drive or walk among vineyards and green hills and ancient castles or  manors or even going to the seaside in the morning and then to the mountains in the evening. I grew up unaware of the landscapes that greeted me  every moment.  Until I have turned 40 and,  maybe, due to some personal events, I have started thinking and reflecting upon my homeland, where everybody is complaining but where it is possible to sip the beauty of inestimable places and moreover to eat healthy food without spending a fortune. Or you can even be so lucky to have a cherry tree in your small garden, which gives you the reddest sweetest cherries in the world.

And what about your homeland? Can you enjoy nature everyday?

Enjoy the World Environment Day 2017 http://www.worldenvironmentday.global/en/news/connect-nature-world-environment-day-2017 !

Dom