Sometimes when life gets busy the first thing that caregivers/moms give up is things that they do for themselves. However, it is important to do things for yourself, something that gives you joy.
I have always enjoyed reading and creating. I enjoy a good book but also enjoy reading blogs and such on the internet. I don't typically have time to commit to a novel so I surf the web. However, lately I have taken to reading novels again. For me to be creative means many things. I could be painting an octopus in the laundry room, repainting a room, designing a costume or many other things. I find that when I am not creating I feel stagnant. That is why I have enjoyed my shop immensely.
The other day I was painting and talking to a friend on the phone. She said that she couldn't paint the feathers so as I was talking (I have a house phone because we get poor cell phone reception at the house.) I taped a little bit of me painting. I have never taped myself painting before.
So, I am curious as to what everyone else does. Let me know who is still reading along with my blog, what do you do that is for you and where are you from.