This morning I stumbled across the "31 Days" challenge over at www.thenester.com. Even though it officially started on the 1st, I scrolled through the 600+ links from other bloggistas and felt inspired to join the fun! My first thought was that I could continue with the cleanse that I started last week for the whole month of October but I ultimately want to commit to something that will inspire and challenge me creatively.
It's no secret that I am a serious hobby-hoarder. My "craft space" is a pretty way of saying "clutter closet" where I've stashed the evidence of unfinished projects and years of crafting collections. Drawing, painting, guitar-playing, scrapbooking, collaging, photographing, sewing, needle-point, cross-stitching, upholstering, ... I have 'done' lots of things, none of them particularly well.
I have every intention of pursuing these hobbies and finishing my projects, but I have always had an excuse within easy reach: school, work, time... Finally, for the first time in my life, I don't have any of those "things" clogging up my day. Sure, I'm balancing being a wife, pet-mama, homeowner, friend, bible-studyer, etc...but I'm not devoting any of my time to pursuing the things I want to be doing or getting myself to where I want to be. Ultimately, I know that I want to have my own business someday but in order to get there I need to start setting the foundation now.
So for 31 days, I am challenging myself to do some serious soul-searching... to focus, organize, work, motivate, and trust my way to where I know I need to be.
Follow me as I face my fear of letting go of control, seek inspiration from the world around me, and try to find myself amid the chaos & clutter!