Pressure Cookers are all the rage right now. I'm on board. I've been having fun making slow cooking foods at a fraction of the time. It satisfies my impatience.
Unfortunately, there is another theme that has popped back up in my consciousness a few times lately. I don't know who to attribute the quote, "You can't microwave success".
I've got a few major goals, as you all probably do too. The obvious analogy is training for the marathon. It takes time to train for a marathon and it involves planned rest. You can't run a marathon safely with zero training. You can't cram like you might for an exam and squish all the training into the night before or week before.
Baking. I'm currently addicted to the show, "The Great British Baking Show" on Netflix while I crochet. Over and over again the baker has to let pastry/dough proof/rise/rest. It takes time. One bold person did in fact try and proof her dough in the microwave to speed up the process. I don't think it came out ideal. Healing from a broken leg, another example, takes the time it takes. Working a puzzle, there are no short cuts.
So, while you can cut some time off of some things, like making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, you have to be patient with marathon training, healing, crochet design, YouTube channel development, career blossoming, etc.
So here's your Monday Motivation for whatever you are working toward: It's ok. It takes time. It takes the time that it takes. Try to put yourself in the best possible spot to be on track, be ready, but be calm. It will happen when it's supposed to happen. Message me if you want to cut some time off your crochet career development by having a hand up with coaching. It won't microwave your success but it may switch it from the crockpot to the pressure cooker. Ellen.Gocrochet@gmail.com