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.