Old hobbies and bad habits

Yesterday I read a blog post on inthefrow about getting back into old hobbies. It reminded that I haven’t done anything textiles/sewing related for a long time and that I don’t spend enough time writing just for fun.

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Sewing is something I’ve been doing from a young age. It began with me and my sister using fabric scraps to hand sew dolls clothes then when I was 9 I joined the sewing club at school where I first learnt to hand embroider. As I got older Textiles was always a subject I enjoyed and did best in at school.

Last year in January I got my very own sewing machine and I was so happy as I had wanted one for a very long time. Fast forward to present day and I haven’t used my machine since August. The feeling I get when I’m creating something is amazing and I miss it. I already have a few things I want to make or alter I just need to get to it.

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I spend more time thinking about writing than I do actually writing. I was recently inspired to start writing fiction again as I haven’t done so since secondary school. It won’t be for my blog, it’ll be for me and for fun. In terms of blog posts I have an ever-growing list of 40+ ideas but I rarely get round to actually writing them out.

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Procrastination is one of the reasons I haven’t been pursuing my interests as much I as could have been. I want to be good at the things I do but I constantly worry that I won’t be (it’s a vicious circle!) and sometimes it ends up seeming better to not bother than to try and feel disappointed.

I’ve felt like that with many things in life but it’s only now when I’ve done some reflection and become consciously aware of the habit, that I am able to realise it is something I have to work on.

I want to end this post with a quote from a book by Paul Arden:

“Aim beyond what you are capable of. Try things you are incapable of. Make your vision a reality.”

Jimi x

August updates #2

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I wrote something a few days ago and at the time I thought it was good, but now I feel as though it doesn’t really depict what I wanted it to, so it needs some work. Also I had an idea to start writing a book, I’m not sure if I’ll actually do it though.

Being vegetarian is going really well but I have experienced a slight loss of appetite but maybe that’s just down to the fact that I’m eating food that’s more filling.

Moving on I’m taking this weekend to recharge and make some plans as I have quite a lot to sort out.

Lastly a quote on creativity.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Osho

 

XO lmg

August: Creativity, daily-blogging and being meat-free

My theme for this month is creativity. I’m not yet sure how I’ll be translating it into the weekly posts but I’ll come up with something.

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I think that creativity is a big part of self-expression which is what my blog is all about. I used to be so scared of sharing my creative interests because I always worried about not being good at them. However when it comes down to it what’s important is what it means to me.

For example I love to write, I do it every single day. Its not something I’m particularly good at but I never needed to be because my attachment to it spans from it being a coping mechanism.

Also

  • This month I’m  going to be a vegetarian, I did it in January and found that I was so much healthier when I didn’t eat meat.
  • I think I’m going to continue with blogging daily because even though it can be difficult,  its definitely worth it.

 

XO lmg