I've been creating a new habit since January.
For one hour each morning I'm knitting, spinning yarn, sewing, doodling (working towards drawing more), reading for something other than entertainment, gardening, writing, or working on whatever other project I might dream up.
The reality is, I am much more creative in the morning.
By evening I am exhausted.
Sample knit with three different sized needles.
It's not about productivity, but rather creating a space to play.
It makes me happy.
It isn't so much about making everyday but rather about using my most creative time of day differently than I have been.
It's also about commitment.
And it's going so well that I want to add another component, to document what I am working on or exploring each day.
This morning I finished reading Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut.
I’ve never read any of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction (I just checked out Cat’s Cradle.). Not exactly sure why. About a month ago I stumbled upon the suggestion of his nonfiction book Man Without a Country and was intrigued.
There were so many parts that seemed wise. But this one, this is perhaps my favorite:
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”
For anyone who doesn't follow on Instagram, I shared a video today of a squirrel tearing stuffing out of the couch on my porch. I keep smiling every time I watch it, although I keep worrying that the squirrel could choke. It's amazing what they can stuff in their mouths.
The couch either needed some TLC or to be declared a project not worth pursuing. I think the squirrel has helped make a decision, I'm not going to try to fix it.
Today marks 10 years of blogging. It kind of amazes me.