To begin, please accept my humble thanks as well as big virtual hugs for answering all my questions and beginning a dialogue about posing needs and wants. You have no idea how helpful that has been to me! I have a bunch of new ideas and I can direct my attentions towards sets that are needed, sometimes quite desperately so I understand.
I also want to thank you so very much for all the beautiful compliments you passed along the way! I’m so very glad for the number of people who like my poses and never complain about their faults. I’m very serious when I say I’m still learning. I think I always will be.
The process of deciding whether I was done posing was really based on three things. I’m a mom to four children all of which keep me super busy. Above everything else they are my whole world and they have to come first. But I’m also a caretaker for a mother who has advanced dementia.
I don’t make a habit of discussing my personal life in public but the past four years have been a real struggle for me. My husband and I own our home in the country where we have lived for the past 25 years. But in 2017, I had to leave my home and bring my two daughters to the city so I could take care of my mother and remove my youngest daughter from a very serious bullying situation in her school. Since then my husband and I have been living apart, trying to make our marriage work, caring for two homes both under minor renovations to make them work for both situations. Soon, the country home will be up for sale and I’m looking forward to all of us being together again. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, however I am keeping my eye on the finish line, which is certainly helping to keep me sane.
With all that said you can imagine how limited my time really can be. I fit posing in during my down times which are not many and often it means I can be up till the middle of the night just trying to get things done. So when I say it takes me 2 weeks to complete a set, I’m really…. quite… serious.
So that is reason one and two and here is reason three. I’ve been coping with some serious health issues that I have put off having a doctor look at, because my kids and my mother came first. But last year, I decided 2019 would my year to take care of me and gets some much needed things fixed. This past week alone I had two minor surgeries and I’m on rest. Which is good, because when I finally could think and cope, I’ve been finishing up more sets! Of course that means I got to bed at five a.m. Saturday morning and three thirty Sunday morning!
There is still more health issues to address and two more surgeries for sure.
With all that said, I hope you can now fully understand why I even brought up the topic at all to everyone. I was being completely honest when I said my focus is not on downloads from the perspective of being popular. I wanted to be clear that if no one needs poses anymore for Sims 3, then I would like to do other things myself! Like, gee, I don’t know….maybe actually play the game! Or since summer is here, spend more time outside, do more things with the kids. Especially since school is over in 4 days. Trying to balance everything had put me in quite a state of anxiety and I found I wasn’t enjoying anything because of the stress. It made sense to consider dropping the posing, but I wanted to be sure.
Hopefully now you can understand why I don’t take requests, but please do know I LOVE suggestions! Just as long as they don’t come with a quick turn around due date! I have always been very happy to help out fellow story tellers; such as Kymber at Noble Doubt, Kate Sims at Eternally Yours , Freja at The Grey Witches, Jowita at NeverDoItAgain, Funnyaa and those yoga poses, as well a few others!
I hope you enjoyed the pics on the post, from some of the new sets soon coming your way!