She’s Crafty 365

I’ve been pondering what my New Year’s Resolution should be and one thought keeps coming back into my head: How am I going to be able to continue to create when the little guy gets here? Everyone keeps telling me how busy I’ll be with once the baby comes and how I won’t have any time for anything else after he arrives and this really bothers me. I know that he will be my number one priority and that I’ll be slept deprived, etc. But, I also know that I need to have some sort of creative outlet in my daily life or I will truly go insane. Whether it be knitting, sewing, cooking, crafting, etc. I know that I need to figure out a way to keep this as a part of me. It helps me deal with stress, gives me so much satisfaction and helps keeps me centered, so I know that I have to make time for myself to have this even though the baby is going to step into my world. I am a bit overwhelmed by trying to figure how to do this, but if people can work full time and be a mom, I should be able to find a minute or two throughout the day for this, right?

In order to help in this endeavor, I’ve resolved to start my own personal She’s Crafty 365 Challenge. I propose that everyday I make time for some sort of crafting. (I’ll be using this term loosely, it could mean sewing, doodling, trying out a new recipe, knitting, etc.) Even if I only get in 5 minutes, I have to take the time to do so. Yes, I will miss days due to the baby and other things that come up in life, but I am going to do my best. I will also attempt to hold myself accountable by recording my efforts over on my She’s Crafty page. For those of you that haven’t moseyed over there, its where I have been logging my recent projects as well as any news about Widdershins Knits, my Etsy shop. I hope that you’ll support me on this self-imposed challenge and that maybe it will inspire you as well.

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