Every day is a work in progress. Not only for the babies we’re raising and what they’re learning, but for me as their mama. Every day I fail. I get upset. I make mistakes. I forget. I let my tiredness overpower my joy. But, I also have days where I succeed. I am happy. I do things right. I remember.
Right now, life works best in short increments. I often make lists of what I want to work on, because once the moment strikes when I can work on something, all too often I forget what I wanted to work on. So, a list is super helpful :) For a long time now I’ve wanted to finger knit a garland for the wall above our TV. Knitting one skein of yarn takes about 45 minutes, and while I don’t usually have that kind of time to work continuously, I do have 20 minutes. I used a pen to hold my stitches when I have to stop tend to my mama tasks, and slowly I knitted through two skeins of blue yarn.
And now hung on the wall above our TV, and I feel so happy having finished this! Working on projects for our home brings me a lot of joy, especially because it’s been a slow process as of late. Not only did we moved from a 1-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles to a 3-bedroom in the Detroit area, but we’re dedicated to paying off our debt. And so I’ve gotten pretty creative with decorating ;) And juggling creative projects with my tribe of littles nearby.
Progress is better than perfection, and right now that means working in 20-minute increments.
Like I often remind myself: “inspiration is all around you.”
What kind of creative projects are you working on right now, and how are you getting through any challenges they bring?