Blogtoberfest Day #31
This has been an amazing month for me. For starters, I was disciplined enough to post each and every day, even though we were away from home for a portion of the time. It required organization on my part, and that is NOT my strong suit! And follow through is not my strong suit, either, so simply completing it is a big deal for me!
My main hope for the challenge was that I would be inspired to pay attention to the creative aspects of my daily life, and that was realized in a big way. It amazed me how much creativity is involved in just living my life, but had I not been thinking about it on a daily basis, it would have passed by unnoticed. I don’t think I would have appreciated that even though I don’t necessarily “create” a piece of art every day, I approach most days from a creative perspective, seeing the beauty around me with an artist’s eye.
It’s been a pretty eventful month, as well. I learned to do a basic knit stitch and have 3 children’s scarves in the works, improved my photography, explored my artistic dreams and shared my love for the color red. I went to the farmer’s market in San Fransisco, my favorite vegan restaurant, and Disneyland. I took time to smell roses, drink some good wine, and a margarita or two, love my family and watch some extraordinary sunsets.
I discovered the joys of Hobby Lobby, worked in my garden, and shared a bit of inspiration here and there. I told a couple of stories, decorated for Halloween, started and almost completed our Yellowstone scrapbook, and learned how to use a new tool for making custom acrylic “bubbles.” I harvested hollyhock seeds for the first time, watched a butterfly flit from flower to flower, made a vegan cake (from the recipe I tracked down on the internet – which was pretty killer if I do say so myself) and added a few items to my Etsy store.
I was present in my life. Asking myself the question was what I did this month worth the exchange of a month of my life, I would most definitely say yes.