There are so many things that I miss about having my store, but one of the biggest is seeing all of the handcrafted items in front of me and my craft room upstairs where I had rows of yarn and craft supplies at my fingertips. Next on my endless “to-do” list is to set up a special writing space, and a separate craft room where I can have all of those supplies back within arms reach.
I have to write. There’s no other way to describe it the feeling of having to get words on the screen or on paper. I have to know what is going to happen next to the characters and story that constantly consumes my thoughts.
For some, writing may be their primary source of creativity, and while that’s true for me in some ways, I have to do other creative things to recharge so to speak. Writing, while rewarding and my ultimate passion, can drain me.
To recharge, I find my hands have to busy, whether it’s crocheting, painting, re-creating crafts I see on Pinterest.
I have to make something.
My bestie builds furniture or remodels her house to be creative. I’m fascinated that she can take an idea in her head, go to the hardware store, buy materials, and come home to measure, cut, and hammer. I can help her with a project, but it’s not what recharges me. She will be the first one to tell you that while she prefers to fix a house up, I would rather have it already finished.
Learning how to balance a schedule is something that I’ve always struggled with, and I’m so busy that I tend to get caught up in everyday tasks that I haven’t taken the time to recharge. In an effort to be more balanced, I’ve started up crocheting again, reading books for fun and making more crafts.
Here are some fun creative projects that I’ve recently worked on. Crochet washcloths, face scrubbies, and a Leukemia Door Hanger for my son.
What’s something that you do to recharge? Leave me a comment and a picture if you have one, and drop by on Fridays for more creative projects.