It’s been a while – no? And for that, I apologize.
I’ve been doing some sewing, some thinking, some questioning and exploring and felt it was about time to report my findings and creations. And get back on this writing horse.
I’ve been slacking on my blog endeavor and I feel a bit guilty about that. However, the purpose of this venue was to encourage and spark creation – and I’ll be damned, it’s done just that. I’ve realized that while I may not be a constant and avid contributor here, I have been able to maintain my creative streak. That’s something I feel proud of. Prior to this, it would have come in waves, but these past few months have been especially motivating. Not 100 percent of the time, of course, but pretty close.
This “summer” (is that June-August, May-Septmer? Let’s go with the latter) I successfully made 3 tops, 1 dress and 3 leather zip pouches for a new venture I’m concepting (more on that in a few). Amidst those projects I have been doing an on-going freelance project for an acquaintance. I also completed a calligraphy challenge and am about to embark on another next week – which I’m really looking forward to!
I’m throwing all of this out there to make a little record of personal achievements. I think it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and veer towards monotony. Go to work, workout if you wish, eat dinner, go to sleep: repeat. Your routine may start to make you forget what happened in between all of those things. I’ve definitely been feeling that way lately – especially with the change of seasons, no upcoming vacation plans, and a while before the next holiday. By cataloging accomplishments and small victories I think you can create an encouraging environment for reflection. It’s what can push you on and make you excited for little things that are coming up and the projects you may have been putting off.
So take a minute and think about all of the things you’ve accomplished over the past few months. Consider your takeaways and allow yourself the freedom to make mistakes and keep moving forward.
Check back soon for some updates on a new endeavor I’m pursuing.