Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Day 22: Creativity

photo credit: Tim Noonan via photopin cc

Does anyone else find that spending time in creative pursuits is the first thing to go in the busyness of life? I guess time isn't really the issue as much as the headspace in the exhaustion. I wanted to make a point of allowing my creative side to come to the surface more often. I think this was motivated by the need to feel more like 'myself' again after feeling lost in motherhood.

This intentional focus goal has been quite successful overall, although not consistent. I have enjoyed making gifts for people, an ongoing crochet project that is close to my heart and starting to write this blog. I am part of a craft group once a month (although don't necessarily get much done with kids around) and have dabbled in card making workshops too. 

Being creative has certainly helped to bring my sense of self a bit more into balance. I look forward to creating more in the future.


  1. I totally get what you are saying in this post!! Creativity is definitely my outlet to allow myself to be me. (Even if it's projects for kids!) I've got a big project going now redoing my daughter's bedroom (she's 4 mos, so totally unnecessary, but it's more for me!)

  2. Sounds like fun! We definitely have to work on keeping our role as a mother as a part of who we are, not the total!