I've done the math. A visit to the shrink costs about $150 for an hour. You see a shrink about once a week. More if you are really bad off. That's about $600 a month. If you are lucky enough to have good insurance, they might cover about %40. So that leaves $360 out of your pocket.
How do you feel after visiting the shrink? Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
If I go to the fabric shop I always feel better even if I don't buy anything.
I get a break from my problems and when I am on my way home, I find new solutions to my issues and feel good.
If I manage to find something I like, I think about all the things I will make from that fabric. The inspiration makes me feel good and I'm not thinking about my problems. Problems will always be there. Getting a respite from them is important. Getting some distance from them, helps resolve them or find new approaches to deal with them.
Quilting is very good therapy and much cheaper than a shrink. Plus you meet nice people, visit new and exciting places looking for fabrics and in the end you get to have nice quilts.
A post wouldn't be complete without a picture of one of my little buddies. This is Silas. He likes to play in the bathtub. I turn on the water just a tiny little bit and he is just fascinated. He tries to catch the water as it goes down the drain. He just cracks me up.
ttfn :) Yuki