|Tea Party: fine china &hats compulsory. Bib optional.|
In my childless life, before the miraculous Miss A entered the world, I would easily spend all afternoon in the garden, an entire evening knitting, a whole morning embroidering with friends. Having my hands busy with some creative project, whether in the soil of the garden or wielding a paintbrush, needle, knitting needles, etc, was a way of replenishing my Creative Energy.
Of late, my "Mama" focus has taken over every day life to the point where I have lost touch with much of that Creative Energy, and with the thoughts and processes that essentially make up my "Meggishness". That is a shame, because I think it is probably my "Meggishness" that makes me more fun as a Mama.
|Stitched postcard: New Plymouth, New Zealand - Paritutu, power station, port, Sugar Loaf Islands|
Boundless time along is a thing of the past, so to achieve this without failing on the Motherhood front, the focus of "Me Time" must undergo a fundamental change.
For me, "Me Time" now means:
- finding time for Creativity in daily life
- putting the Creativity back into my daily Mama-practice so that I can share my fun, energised self with the equally imaginative and creative Miss A
- having the faith to say "Yes" to opportunities for Creativity and seeing where that leads ... and working out the details (or cleaning up the mess) later if need be!
- recording and celebrating my Creativity (there's nothing like seeing a photo of something beautiful I have made but forgotten about to get me moving forward again if I become "stuck").
I'd love to use this blog as a way of connecting with a creative community again, and as a way of sharing my joy in finding my Creative Energy once more.