Well, let’s begin at the beginning…
About a month ago, I had a small health scare. Nothing too dramatic, but enough of a bump in the road that I had to apply the brakes. And it also got me thinking. Fast forward to today and I realized that in the past few weeks I’ve been feeling… restless. I couldn’t put my finger on it… the boys and E are doing great, work is humming along, we’re well into the heat of the summer… but something was nagging at me.
And then, Eureka!
With everything going so well, I’ve had more space. And more space has meant that I realized I’m not tapping into my creative/artistic side currently. This is the side that had me playing in fairy worlds as a toddler, learning to knit at age five, making sock puppets nearly daily at age 7, nearly burning down the house at age 10 trying to make my own candles (unsupervised! yikes!), had me neck deep in photography in Firenze during college and considering pursuing my masters is ceramics before winding my way to medicine.
So how could I let this major part of me just wither?!
Well, no more! Out has come the yarn and fabric and sketchbooks and pens! My right brain is on hyperdrive with ideas for photography, decorating, crafting and creating. I may have even come home with my own violin under the pretense that Little Guy has just started lessons.
And to help keep me on course and more balanced (Right and Left brains at the ready!), I have made a pledge to myself (and posting it here for accountability) that I am going to make something of some significance every day for a year, starting today.