It's Friday and I'm feeling the pressure of a two show weekend, one of which I'm co-organizing. In these final days, the details are done, emails sent, plans booked, smooth sailing, yes? Ha! It's in the final 72 hours when Jess and I must harness our most creative juices to reschedule, rebook, and negotiate cancellations, changes in lineup, changes to event details.
Luckily for me, I've enjoyed a slow week with no plans, few obligations, plenty of down time. I've taken three naps and three bubble baths this week. It doesn't quell the stressful phone calls or anxious feelings, but it helps my physical body stay relaxed, calm, positive. From here on out, we roll with the changes.
The show goes on regardless of details :)
I tell you this as a silly segue into sharing my latest "for me" creation which, as you fellow crafters know, are few and far between. When my to do list gets out of control or I'm needing to slow anxious thoughts, I organize, I write, I make lists, I dream, I reflect.
What better a help than a spiral notebook upcycled from a vintage book and thrift store notebook paper?
I gave myself a good hour last night, immersed in hot, bubbly water (I have a reading/writing bath tray) with a furry kitty sleeping aside the tub to just write. To give my brain a break, allow creative, subconscious thoughts to flow, drain, slip away. Such writing brings clarity, calmness, a necessary respite.
As I collect these delicate years, I realize these quiet moments are so needed.
They are so good.