I purchased a house last year with my husband and have spent many long nights and weekends to make it our “home”. What I’ve learned about myself with our new house is something that I’ve neglected for years: I love making things. Whether it’s painting a room, making some artwork, or arranging a collage, I love it. It’s sad that I’ve convinced myself into believing that I’m “too busy” to make time for this for so many years.
To me, this activity is an outlet. It’s the only time where my mind is completely clear, and I’m 100% focused on what my hands are doing. I find myself losing track of time. But each moment I am enjoying what I am working on. And once I’ve completed the project, I love the feeling of standing back and seeing what I can accomplish.
I’ve made a conscious decision that I have to find ways to indulge my creative side. So my goal for 2013 is to take a stab at something I’ve never done before: woodworking. I’ve always been completely enamored by handmade wooden sculptures, tables and artwork. Now it’s my time to figure out what I want to make and then how I’m going to make it. Send me some good juju that I won’t lose a finger in the process.
So, what do you love to do? What activity makes you completely lose yourself?
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