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Thread: New Quilt Guild...to go or not to go?

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    community benefactor collettakay's Avatar
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    There is a new quilt guild starting in the next town over from me. The first meeting is Jan 19th at 6pm to plan out the guild. It would be the perfect time to start. I wouldn't be coming into a group that has been meeting for years and would be in on the start up process. I think I would really like to go. The only problem would be the kids. DH has to work 2nd shift some weeks and I'd have to get my mom to watch them. Not a big deal really. It has just been so long since I've had anything like that for me that it feels weird. Everything I go to I usually have the kids with me and its usually church related and my mom is there too.

    So, do I set the time aside for myself and go? I know I should and I want to. I guess I need some motivation to get out of the house and do something my by myself for me. Right now the only thing I do like that is my pap smear and that's absolutely no fun.

    So, what do you think?

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    Go. If you have to miss one here and there that should be understandable. I say go.

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    YES..GO..you will be a happier mum when you have time to yourself so GO no ifs or buts just GO!

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    I don't get to go to every meeting of my guild, but I always enjoy when I do get to go. As a granny myself, I'm sure watching the kids is something your mom enjoys anyway. And it's only once a month. And it's good for the kids to see that you have interests that don't always include them. I think they respect you more when you do something that is important to you. You have to help them learn to be well-rounded by being well-rounded yourself. GO! They'll thank you for it! :) :)

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    GO! GO!
    What a great thing to happen in the New Year!
    By all means go!!!
    Kirsten

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    Everyone needs some "ME" time, so if this is something you would enjoy go for it. You don't have to attend every meeting. Have fun!!

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    I say GO!! You need to get away and do something for yourself now and then!!! I joined my Guild but can't go all the time because I am a mentor mom for the MOPS group at my church, I won't make it back to guild until April, but It's a great place to meet others that share your hobby!!!

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    I say "GO" Everyone deserves, requires and needs some time for themselves ! Sooner than you think the kids will be grown , so let your mom enjoy the kids and you enjoy the time without the kids.
    Sharon

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    Just make the time for yourself and go! You deserve it!! Let us know how it went.

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    GO!!! I agree with everyone else--you need to have some "me" time. It makes you a better wife, mom, daughter, etc.

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    oh, GO! How cool to be in on the very beginning of the guild! I have been a member of my guild since the first regular meeting, and we always have a good time. :D

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    Go :) :)

    You will meet some really nice people and will have some time for yourself as an adult.

    If you do miss some meetings now and then, you will not be the odd person out. Children need to learn that adults can take care of themselves without hurting the children. My mental health breaks make me a better person all the way around.

    Piecefully yours,
    Kay Susan

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    Absolutely GO!!

    We all need time and outside projects for ourselves. It helps us grow as a person.

    And this will give your mom time to have more one-on-one with the kids which will make her happy, too :-) :-)

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    Phone your Mom RIGHT NOW and arrange for babysitting and GO!
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    Please go. You will meet new people, learn new stuff, share what you know and will have tons of fun.

    You have to take time out for yourself.

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    Go,Go,Go, I did the same thing a few months ago. I is a great thing, gets me away,for DH,and 82 yr. MOM and it makes me a more caring person just to get away for a little while and leave the STUFF behind. Go you will not regret it.
    Bill'sBonBon

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    I know how you feel but i must admit you are one step above me, I actually had to take mine with me for the pap. But now you made me think do I want to go to a group that has been meeting up way before me? Atleast you have a chance to be part of something new, I think every one needs a little "ME" time

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    Go, and have an AWESOME time!!!!!!!!

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