It was through this hard time that I started hanging around the Craft store more often and stumbled upon this bead company called Cyrstazzi. Their name amused me. It was all I could think about for a while. Eventually, I went back and purchased a bunch of their products, such as pendants, beads, and everything that I could get my hands on that would help me make jewelry.
Finding this new hobby allowed me to stop focusing so much on myself and the school I attended. It made me happy. I was excited to come home from school, take a chain, a pendant, and some beads and make that necklace that I'd been mentally designing that day at school. If anyone else is going through a similar situation where you feel trapped in a bad situation with no way out, I'd advise taking a step back to clear your head. Start a craft, work on repairing that car, go "window shopping," volunteer at an animal shelter or homeless shelter, or anything to take your mind off your situation, even if it's only for a little while. Because sometimes it really helps. It clears your head, like a restart button.
To remember this moment, I took their company's name (Crystazzi) and tweaked it ever so slightly using my name, Kris, to create my internet name Kristazzi. It's not creative or original, but I stick to it like super glue. Because of this, my life became like a phoenix, reborn from the ashes of its prior self. This, along with a few other events, helped shape me as a person, and I'm grateful for these few things that I had.
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