This month I’m featuring posts as a part of #reverb10, an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.
December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)
Dinner; chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, maple syrup. Oh wait, perhaps that is not quite what was meant.
This weekend I painted the laundry room, but I didn’t really make anything. I suppose the last creative thing I made was a photo book of the past year for our family. Although it was rewarding, it wasn’t completely the caliber I wanted. Seeing the changes over the last year was touching. Still I had hoped to do something of higher quality this year. I used a simple program provided by the printing service and their prepared layouts. Better planning and more time, and hopefully next year’s will be what I envisioned, with my own layouts, my own ideas — ones that can really let my photos shine.
My list of projects is long — more rooms to paint, decorate, little projects, big ones. I’d like to get back into knitting and refinish some more furniture. ALL of these require clearing time … which means hiring a sitter or dumping the kids on my husband. Not always a simple task. Or it means giving up sleep. Either way, priority lists come into play. Some will get done, others will take longer. The biggest ingredient I will need — patience.