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Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by knitmehere, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    I think if someone wants to pursue something in an effort to make some money we should be encouraging rather than critical. My wife knits and makes a good sum of money doing it. People are interested in buying things that are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. Just my $0.02.
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  2. knitmehere

    knitmehere Community Champion

    I've been working for about two weeks now and just haven't had the time to get online between that and my daughter's spring break, but things are going lovely. :) It feels nice to be back in that cycle, and they have me on a very consistent work schedule that doesn't interfere with my time with my daughter in the slightest, while still giving me the hours that I need. I love it.

    My life is going much better at the moment, and my goals have been set. I'm working a steady job, have a baby on the way, and have plans to be in our own home/apartment by July 1st. Everything is going wonderfully.

    Thank you for your kind words. I think you just caught the beginning posts, though, and there are much more follow ups posted in this thread. I've been clean for over a year now at this point and things are going great in my life.

    Thank you so much!

    I found your comment more rude than anything, and I hate to say that this is not the place for that. This has become a very positive place for me and I have people here who are genuinely keeping up with what's going on in my life, as I am with them. As for my knitting business, I have made more money with that than I have in six years of working online (which has still been beneficial for me as well). That being said, I DO have a job outside of the home again. I haven't by any stretch of the imagination just been sitting around waiting. I've been looking, I just have a hectic schedule to work around. Anyway, I think you should take the time to be more encouraging for people who are trying to make something of themselves instead of referring everyone to sitting at a computer all day for the rest of their lives. Some people have passions and they CAN turn those into a career.
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  3. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Right on, @knitmehere!! You follow your passions! I support you 100 percent!! :)
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  4. Fyrion

    Fyrion Active Contributor

    Hey. It seems that you have the strength to keep you away from cocaine. The problem I see that pose a threat for you to relapse is that friend's circle of yours. You just have to stay away from any trace of cocaine as you did in the past ad you'll make it. If they offer you cocaine again, I suggest to leave that place immediately instead of just saying no several times. Not even a little is acceptable.
  5. knitmehere

    knitmehere Community Champion

    That particular friend has been clean as well now for about six months. It wasn't her main addiction, so if she relapses then I don't think that will be her fall back drug and I'm not even the slightest bit interested in the other things that she was into.

    That being said, the rest of those people are out of my life for good.
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  6. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Good to here that you've done some "house cleaning" with regards to the people in your life, @knitmehere. :)
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  7. knitmehere

    knitmehere Community Champion

    It's been a very long time since I've been here to update anyone. Life got hectic there for a little while, but not really in a bad way. Still clean. Still working. The baby is due in a little over a month and is also doing very well. :)
  8. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @knitmehere... I'm so glad you stopped by and updated us! Life can certainly get hectic at times, can't it? I'm thrilled to hear that you're still clean. And that the baby is doing well. I wish you nothing but the best during the home stretch of your pregnancy. :)
  9. NancyJ

    NancyJ Member

    Don't do it. Life is so much better w/o drugs. It is a hole that you can't often get out of.
    My daughter died of a drug overdose and she was in so deep. She went to jail and in and out
    of relationship with bad people. STOP right now and run the other way. You need help. Call a hotline
    from online or phone book and get the help you need. THERE IS HELP, do it.
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  10. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Hey, @knitmehere... If you're still out there, check in with us when you get a chance. I'd love to hear how you're doing. And how your baby is. Sending you lots of positive energy. :)