My head is popping with ideas and plans (as always) and today I am off work. I considered a day of play and my dining room is raring to go. Every surface is covered, left from card and gift making, unpacking from my last retreat and crop, and new projects. BUT - my urge was to be creative in a different way. I have 2 bedrooms and a cabin that have lost floors and surfaces. Believe it or not I am a home-maker, though my long hours of paid work leave me little energy or time left to have the home I want and once had. They have become dumping ground for everything we don't know where to put. And so this morning instead of surrounding myself with paper and glue and pretty things I have rolled up my sleeves and waded in to the small bedroom. There are so many books I don't know what to do with. Many are my children's, once much loved and fondly remembered. I kept them for grand children but they too have so many books. I can be grateful for this love being passed on but they also do not have room for more. And so I need to make big decisions, what to keep, pass on, or take to charity shops. And if it were just books, perhaps the room would not be so cluttered. But I also have my Dad's LP's and other treasured belongings. Most we have parted with, but some are hard. He died in 2008 so it really is time to make decisions.
"WHEN YOU ARE TO CREATE, YOU MUST INVITE ANXIETY IN"Eric Maisel
I need my home and space back. I need to tread slowly but I need to make progress this year.
"IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CREATIVE
YOU MUST FIRST COME ALIVE"
I DO AND I WILL.
So right now it is time to get back. It's not all work and no play though. My friend Jill is coming round this evening so I have that to look forward to. It's always good to have a goal!