I know lots of people are suffering due to the economy, but that doesn’t make me feel any better. Actually, my income has not decreased. However, I’ve been without a raise for 2 years, and it’s getting old. I just get annoyed reading other blogs and people talking about their constant fabric purchases, vacations, and endless free time to sew. Where are the people like me who are scraping by, paycheck to paycheck, and struggle to find time to sew at all? Or the people who cringe every time they open a fashion magazine for inspiration and see 3 and 4 figure price tags on clothes for “real people?” Who else is less than thrilled about their employer matching 3% of their retirement savings, because 3% of zero is zero!? Who else puts off medical care because they can’t afford the absurd cost of it? Or, like me, are still paying medical bills from over a year ago?
So, forgive me if I can’t post every day, or every week. I’m trying to make it through day to day life, and raise my daughter well enough so that maybe she will have it better when she’s an adult.