Fall is here and I feel like things are ramping up in the sewing community. I finally got my shit together and started another round of the 4×5 modern Quilt Bee.
And then I’m been kind of knee deep in organizing the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild mixer at Sewing Summit. It’s basically a get together with our guild and the attendees littered with door prizes from manufacturers and stores that I hold near and dear to my heart.
This might be the best segway to why I addressed this blog post “negativity.”
While getting ready for Sewing Summit and other crzy ass things in my life. . . I’ve witness some pretty shitty negative actions in the last month.
I didn’t have a good mom growing up. . but somehow I learned manners on the way and how to treat people.
Treat people how you would want to be treat.
That’s like the golden rule somewhere right? (Someone look it up for me please!)
But what if I’m only dealing with them online or through social media, doesn’t that give me the right to be as rude as I can be? Being in front of your monitor and typing on a keyboard gives you a huge cup of liquid courage, I’ll have to give you that. I don’t think that being rude and negative to make your point is the right way. I do think that it sure makes you loud and others “clutching my pearls“.
Would it be different, if you knew that you were seeing the people in person? Would it be different if you’re known for a negative act then positive?
When I see ways people treat each other negatively. . I more just shut down and make a personal note to myself that life’s short and I don’t need shitty people in my life. I need quality friends and strive to make friends that will stick. A good motto, is cut the fat. Basically, don’t give these people more attention. Stop following them or ignore them. I promise, if you cut them out and don’t know what they’re saying then you’ll care way less and be a lot happier.
Life’s too short.
Oh if you think I’m just talking about Sewing Summit – grossly mistaken my friend. I’ve seen it in the Zakka Sewalong and Art Gallery Fat Quarterly gang recently. I’m not going to give examples. . .but if you search enough you’ll find them.
I hope you read this with a open mind , “But you don’t have to take my word for it. . .” -LeVar Burton