A good start to a week off: finished a scarf today out of fibers for a friend who loves green.
I remember buying my first skein of multicolored fibers last October,
and my sister and I laughed as we bought knitting needles to take back to our hotel room so she could teach me the steps for knitting with this new material.
Now, five months later, I’m making my own skeins, designing and selling my own scarves.
Our lives take so many twists and turns. Most days, we don’t have time to stop and track back to see the connections.
But today is the first day of spring break. I have time to think.
It’s nice to be able to spend a day cutting fabric, sewing it back together in my own way, creating something new.
I think farther back to a day in July when I promised myself this year would be different. This year I would make time for creativity.
So I took an extra day off here and there. I bought some new materials. I listened to the voice in my heart that said You can.
I’m here to tell you: when you make the decision, doors fly open. Take the next step, whatever it is.
My next step looks like an etsy shop. A book is whispering to be written, too.
I remember my mother’s dear way of saying,
Why not, I say?
And I answer: Indeed. Why not?
These days are meant for us, dear readers. Do the things you dream.