I’ve been contracted to do a project, to revive a hobby at which I had average skill eleven years ago. I began the planning phase for this project and realized my tools were rusty and needed to be cleaned or replaced. My supplies are lacking or completely missing and I am undeniably out of practice. I have come to the realization that it is pretty ridiculous that I haven’t had time for a hobby in eleven years. Not since last summer or since I started my new job last year, but since I graduated from college and entered the work force full time. A lot of life has happened since then and I suppose I was busy keeping my head above water. The things I’ve been busy with are all very responsible and well justified: kids, husband, work, household, etc. In the midst of all that responsibility, I haven’t really taken care of myself. So, now I’m going to try something completely different and be selfish. I’m going to take the time to do things for myself and not just little things like a manicure for thirty minutes.
This is why I’ve started the lead light project, to be intentional with myself.