Thank You!

To begin, please accept my humble thanks as well as big virtual hugsemo10 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.teen cuddle  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.

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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 beendesire 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!  

 

Sincere Thanks To All!

Bee

  8 comments for “Thank You!

  1. June 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I know you’ve been going through many trials in your life, and I’m here for you. I hope your family is able to live under one roof very soon. Thank you for the shout out and all the poses you’ve made for me. My story wouldn’t be nearly as good without you. ❤ ❤

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    • June 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Your story would be as good picture-less!! Like a book! But thank you very much for all the wonderful ideas you have given me. I went thru my site last night and most of what is there is because of you. There would be no posesbybee without you!

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  2. dj
    June 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing amidst the myriad of responsibilities and very stressful situations you are dealing with! I love your poses but, I hope you never feel any added pressure from anyone to make them. I can understand much of your situation and I hope the best for you and your family. 🙂

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    • June 24, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you dj! Stress has become my best friend these past two years. I love making poses and I would still even if no one asked for anything special, but I definitely have had moments I felt excessively overwhelmed. Thankfully in the past few months, I have learned to be good at asking for help and that has made a big difference in how things have been going lately. Just as long as I don’t sit too long and think about all the things that need done yet. I appreciate your understanding.

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  3. June 29, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Life takes you on some hard and strange journeys, but you always learn something from them. I really hope your family soon will be reunited under the same roof again, living apart is straining both emotionally and financially. I admire you for your strength, and as you said, it is difficult to ask for help especially when you are used to accomplish a lot on your own. Thing is, you realize many people are happy to help out! So, you have my mail if ever you need a listening ear!

    Concerning the poses, I’m already imagining how to use them! Thanks for mentioning my blog in such a positive way, and thanks for what you’ve already done and what is to come! Sunny hugs!

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    • June 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      I wish I had more help but my family has shrunk to my husband and my children. My step father died 15 years ago, my mother is not an option. My sister is gone as well. My husband has no siblings and his mother was killed by a drunk driver 23 years ago this May. I have 2 best friends with super busy lives. I’ve kinda learned to rely on myself. It’s also why I had the large family with my husband. I wanted my children to have a good support system when I end of with dementia! LOL

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      • June 30, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        I’m so sorry. I really hope you’ll get together soon. I’m lucky enough to still have my parents even though I only see them once or twice a year as we’re not in the same country. And my husband is third of five, but they live 5 hours from here. Except his younger brother who lives in Canada!
        So let’s hope we’ll stay clear of dementia, it is an awful way to finish our lives – your mother is lucky to have you caring for her, I’m so afraid something like that happens to my parents with me so far away.

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