Seeking to rediscover my creativity, I endeavor to invent something new every week for one year. Sewing, glueing, baking, painting, building, photographing, cooking...whatever it takes, I will make something each week that did not exist the week before.
I cracked under the pressure. Forgive me. Creating something everyday was just too much for me to handle.
Before today I have not even looked at this blog since the last day I posted back in November. I felt shame for starting something and not finishing it.
A little backstory to fill you in and then I will get back to the business of creativity. As stated in my profile, I was in sales and lost my job over the summer. I felt a plethora of emotions ranging from elation over being free from the rat race, to panic at how I would provide for me and my daughters. I decided to finish my teaching credentials, something I had started before getting the sales job. I am very close to being done with two special education credentials. I re-enrolled in graduate school and around the time of my last blog entry, panic started to set in as I had several papers/projects that were coming due and I had been putting them off. Can you blame me? When given the choice of making a hair fascinator and batch of to-die-for cookies, or writing a 10 page paper on differentiating instruction for english language learners.... I always chose the option that was more fun. Not always a wise choice. So, between Thanksgiving and Christmas I was doing research and writing papers. I suppose I could have posted those things on the blog, as I did create the papers myself, but I would have lost the throngs of followers who frequent this blog.
So, here we are in February and I have only today found the courage to forgive my lapse in consistently blogging. I think that I am starting to feel in control a bit more these days as I am once again gainfully employed. I am this close (hold thumb and index finger one inch apart) to being done with my 2 credentials, but cannot afford to finish. I am a little disappointed to be so close to something and unable to finish, but it is just something I will have to complete later. There are massive layoffs in teaching right now, so I guess I don't feel like I am turning my back on a sure bet as far as job security goes. At the beginning of the year I sent out resumes and finally got a job back in the wonderful world of sales. So, feeling immense relief that my girls and I once again have health insurance, and once again can afford our pimpy lifestyle of paying rent and eating 3 squares a day - I am back to the world of creativity and blogging about it. I will go easier on myself this time and commit to creating at least one new thing a week- daily is just not going to happen. I have missed the world of blogging, both the writing of and reading of blogs that inspire creativity. I hope you can forgive my absence and find it in your heart to once again tune in to see what I make from scratch or what treasures I find at the local thrift store.
Now on the creative part. I got the Instagram app on my iphone and have been having fun taking pictures lately. Here are a few of my favorites: