I LOVE all kinds of crafts. I especially enjoy crafting for family members at the holidays, and I am literally YEARS behind in the kids scrapbooks. I often say there are not enough hours in the day, or days in the week to get done what I want to do. Then there’s the procrastination that sets in. Yes, I procrastinate too!
One of my “goals” for the summer (yes, I have summer goals….call me crazy!) was to spend one day a week working on scrapbooks. Yesterday was my scrapbook day. Once I got all the morning stuff out-of-the-way, I started pulling all of my scrapbook stuff up from my room in the garage (which is hot and uncomfortable in August), into the house where it is cooler. Took me forever! Then I noticed I was out of soccer paper, so off to the store to pick some up! So glad it is literally 2 minutes away. Then lunch, taking my son to the pool, it was almost 4pm before I was able to start!
I was concerned all that effort setting up, shopping, would be wasted and I would only get one page made. After all, I only had about an hour and a half before I had to put everything away to start dinner. But, I sat down, and I was able to work on 5-6 pages! They are not award-winning pages, but I got pictures matted, and stuck to the pages, with some journaling too! I was so excited and happy!
I was literally floating on air the rest of the evening because I accomplished what I set out to do! Now my son’s 4th grade school year is 1/3 done, and I feel like I’m keeping my promise to myself.
I love sewing, and making my bags, it truly is my passion. But sometimes when you’re doing something to make money, you can get wrapped up in it and can’t justify making time for anything else you love. In my case, my other crafts. I look at the craft show dates I have set up starting at the end of September, and think “I only have a few weeks, and I want to do so much!” But what good is sewing for these shows and to post on Etsy if I lose the other things that make my heart sing?
So today, I have another busy day planned until about 2:30 in the afternoon. After that, I’m home, and I will be sewing. Hopefully, I will carry out what I set out to do today, for another evening of floating on air!
Here’s to making time for the things you love. When was the last time you carved out a little time to do something YOU love?