As part of my feel-good experiment, I'm saying yes to the stuff that feels good. One of the biggest challenges (for me) to doing what feels good is LOGIC. I can logic-away all kinds of fun stuff, insisting that I don't have time, I don't have energy, I really should spend my time on finishing those other projects instead of starting a new one. But this month's experiment is saying YES to something I know will feel good, so instead of saying NO to my newest crazy idea, I fully embraced it.
This week's crazy idea was Elise's Quilts by Christmas challenge. After a recent weekend spent quilting with my mom, I wanted to do it again. I was visiting this weekend and my mom has a great quilting set up: a big table to cut on, two sewing machines, plenty of ideas, so this was the perfect storm of inspiration and opportunity. Before I left I sent mom a link and my new quilt was born.
We spent the weekend buying all the supplies, experimenting with the best way to cut triangles (we settled on this one), cutting, sewing, and ironing.
Beka BuckleyOctober 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm (10 years ago)
…I just wanted to say that I think you have hit upon a great truth: that we creative sorts need to make time for new ‘hobbies’, even when our ‘day job’ is quite likely born out of an original ‘hobby’ itself. I am in the process of reorganising my multi focus points, so that some are for my new endeavour, whilst others are for the pleasure of the doing with no ‘goal’ in mind. I was finding before that I was struggling to find harmony between all these bright baubles of fun, feeling as if I was going in circles, and thusly burning out on focusing on just one thing. Now I know that at the end of the day/week I can look forward to some other pleasures and be refreshed for the following week. Your experiment is sure to proove likewise, though I am still interested in reading your ‘conclusions’ come the month’s end 🙂
Elizabeth DrouillardOctober 16, 2012 at 10:23 am (10 years ago)
Exercise. I keep meaning to join a yoga class at the Y.
Tara SwigerOctober 16, 2012 at 10:42 am (10 years ago)
Oh, Elizabeth, me too!
Do you have a plan for saying *yes* to it? Some way to navigate what’s keeping you away?