Crochet Adrenaline Rush & Reality
We’ve got a running joke that appears to be a habitual habit. We call it the “Heave Ho Hamptons!”
We usually end up in a Hilton based hotel when doing live events away from home. In the past two years, whenever we have been away from home, one of us ends up vomiting before or after a show. Fun… I know.
So yesterday, while walking to Michaels in the morning for a Pom-pom Maker, while walking in the street in an upright position. I thought I was just going to burp! Nope! “Heave Ho Hamptons!”. I could barely believe it! It ended up turning my day upside down.
It was tough to get through the day but then about 2 hours before the show. All symptoms and issues disappear and I am back to normal. I am on top of the world and ready. The show goes on, I’m great. About 2 hours after the show, my symptoms return and I am back to where I was.
Today, a day later… I’m in real rough shape.
In working through my illness yesterday. Jeanne was telling me that you appear to be riding the adrenaline rush generally. We were talking about how crochet and my love for The Crochet Crowd gives me an adrenaline rush which allows me to work very long days without notice.
Jeanne was sharing that it appears that I don’t feel well right before a show or just after a show due to the lack of working on The Crochet Crowd. Due to the time of traveling where I cannot sit behind a computer or doing filming or whatever, my mind is taking a rest. The resting is allowing my body to relax and the exhaustion kicks in which the adrenaline appears to be masking.
So it’s interesting to one degree that crochet can give an adrenaline rush but I know my job has a lot of components that involve more than just relaxing and stitching. There are critical deadlines and self pressure to create content for crocheters to enjoy. It’s exciting, at least to me, which gives me a state of excitement when writing blogs, prepping for tutorials, filming and so much more.
So it’s really interesting. I don’t get nervous about live presentations or standing in front of audience. The Crochet Crowd audience is something I am passionate about. So the audience members or even online viewers feel like family or related to me. So it’s passion I am sharing to people that I feel connected to. So it’s a pleasure to share and enjoy the moment with others.