NaBloPoMo is…What?

Little Jessie

Oh gosh, I got my notice that November is NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). This is pressure, and I don’t always do well under pressure. It can make me feel crabby, probably because I am annoyed I allowed myself to not be more on top of things. But then I realized – WAIT! This is exactly what I am trying to help creative souls move beyond. Myself included!

I am overwhelmed and crabby and busy because I allow myself to be. I don’t put my foot down. I always let everything else (laundry, errands, housecleaning) become more important than the thing I really want to do. Why is it so hard to schedule in the very things that give us the kind of pleasure that renews us for more of every day life?

Maybe it’s reading a book, or sewing a new dress, or knitting a scarf. Maybe you want to learn how to weave or dye. Or paint. Maybe you just want to sketch your beloved dog snoozing so peacefully after an afternoon’s romp.

Really I just want to get back to Guatemala.

But we can’t always take a week and immerse ourselves into a more relaxed and creative view of the world. On the other hand we can press on, demanding we make time for our 30 minutes a day to do something that isn’t Required. Something that just makes us feel good.

Ideas for making this happen?

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