I am a psychotherapist in private practice and live about 30 miles north of NYC with my husband, 4 parrots, 2 dogs, and a cat. I have been beading for several years now ( how long is several?) and was originally into stringing semi precious gemstone necklaces until I realized how quickly I was working and how expensive that was getting. I needed to slow myself down so I tried other things, finally settling on beaded embroidery, which I love. I find the embroidery very meditative and satisfying, but not so time consuming as to be frustrating. I sell some, but that has not been my focus to date.