An obstacle is often a stepping stone.


Saturday and Sunday went pretty well.  I have learned a couple of things, though.  Doing more than one 8 (ish) hour shifts in a row is not probably a good idea at the moment.  Saturday went fine, just the small pressure at the base of the back, but I was moving most of the day and putting out stuff.  Sunday, however, was very uncomfortable.  Also, I’ve learned that if you bend backward pretty far, be careful: the corset has a possibility of undoing one of the hooks on the busk….and then you’re finding yourself at the register with 3 out of the 4 undone because you tried fixing it on your way up to the registers….

Good news is, after the guest I rang out, I was able to successfully fix the busk.  I had a short reprieve from the pain on my left hip, but it didn’t last long.  It was really weird.  For some reason, even though I didn’t manage as tight with the corset on Sunday as I did Saturday, I must have pinched a nerve of some sort because my left hip was aching and at one point my left leg felt weird.  When there were no customers, I ended up loosing the corset to reduce the tightness and hope that it would fix the problem.  It did.

Today, however, was a lazy day.  The boyfriend spent the night and I we both didn’t have work today so I (mis)used the opportunity to relax and watch The Dark Crystal and all the special features.  The movie has a very special place in my heart.  I used to watch it so much as a child that I’m pretty sure I wore out a VHS tape.  Such pretty music, costumes, characters, scenery…just everything!  [The reason why this was a misused opportunity is because I still have patterns to make, cut out of muslin, sew, then fit to two people before I get back to school.  May end up drafting the pants blocks during class next week if I can’t get to it today.  I’ll be home where I can try them on Cassie and Sarah.  Also, I need to finish up my internship stuff…which I’ve had all break to do…and haven’t….Oi. @__@ Start panic mode!)


Anywho.  I resume waist training tomorrow.  And all the fretting for all the work I still need to do.  Why do I do this to myself all the time?

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized


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When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
-Carol Burnett
The past couple of days have been interesting.  I’ve managed to wear my corset around 5~7 hours each day.  Thursday was amusing, though.  Because my brother has to walk a lot, in the cold he usually goes to the mall not too far from here and makes laps.  Every once and awhile, I go with him.  We made about 6 laps (which was close to 10k steps), and I did it all in the corset.  Let’s just say my hips and back were in protest.  It was an interesting experience, though, because my back was forced to be straight and that’s probably better for you whilst walking.  I didn’t get to take the corset off until after an event we went to at the Art Garage.  A few people I knew where having an Artist Reception for their Steampunk themed gallery showing that’ll run for the rest of the month.  The reception was pretty nice. Got to talk with some people, see how they utilized the space to show their art, and just observe people.
Yesterday (January 10th) was the longest that I’ve worn the corset yet.  Again, some small pressure at the base of my spine at some parts (mostly when mom and I went to JoAnns and we were standing in one spot for awhile).  I don’t think my spine appreciates being forced into a straighter position haha.
Going to see how long I can last today with the corset at work.  It’s a 7 hour shift, and I’ll be moving around so…it might work.  If it doesn’t, I can always take it off during a break.
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


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