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I need time for my creative outlet, Darn It!!!

Gladys GarciaComment

Oh geez!!! I feel like I've been struggling with this a lot the past two months and it's bugging me.  Life seems to get in the way of what we enjoy doing the most!  Especially when you're a mom with a full-time job who is also an artist; as I'm sure most of you can relate.  Well, today, I had a realization, as I was knitting with my friend Aubrey and chatting about random things, that even if it was for 15 minutes, knitting for a little while really relieved the itch I had in me to MAKE something.  I spend most of my days running around at my day job, running errands, dropping off and picking up my daughter from school, taking her to endless extra-curricular activities, waiting for her in the car, getting home, making dinner (or let's face it ~ getting takeout, cuz by then I'm too tired to cook), cleaning, blah, blah, etc., blah, etc., all the while wondering and HOPING for that amazing 2 hour un-interrupted craft time to come, and it just doesn't. At all.  Never.  Ever!  For the past two months!!!  So, since I usually can't carve out "making time" until 10pm hits, I don't even want to get started because by then, I'm just annoyed with myself that I didn't manage my time better and I'm just done and tired.   But, 15 minutes is better than nothing.  Better yet, 15 minutes first thing in the morning would be awesome!  15 minutes satisfies the soul, in whatever  it is that you enjoy doing.  We're not perfect, but let's at least make a little time for what we love....ALWAYS :)