For some reason, this gift really touched my heart. I’m not always a sentimental person, but this makes me a little sentimental.
“Create a handmade life”
The focus for me is on the “create.”
Sometimes I wonder if my life was meant to be more creative. Less pantyhose, more paint-splattered jeans. Less 8-5, more when the mood strikes. Just more “me.” I should sew more, craft more, paint more, write more, read more….
But, the truth is, life is only what I create it to be. And, I’m where I’m at in life for a reason. Ryan and I are both blessed with jobs – good jobs. We’re able to rehab old houses on the side. I can afford to dabble in whatever craft strikes my mood that day.
Sometimes, I think those of us who have corporate-type jobs feel that what we do isn’t creative. But, what if it was? That’s how I’m going to try to begin challenging myself and I encourage you to do the same. How can I think outside the norm (even when I’m inside the norm)? It’s time to really focus on creating my own handmade life. Even if my handmade life isn’t exactly, well, handmade?
I think Ryan and I have made a really great start on this. Now, I’m realizing it’s time to focus on this even more.
I’m the only one who can create my own handmade life. And, it’s not going to look like yours. That’s the beauty of it, I think.
What about you?
Thank you, Lisa, for this lovely gift. I hope you know how much I’ve thought about it’s meaning since bringing it home.
End note: I had to send my camera in to be repaired. It wasn’t focusing. So, I had a hard time getting a good shot of this necklace. But, this is the best I could get it with my point and click and a lamp. Forgive me.