Constant Work in Progress
This week I've been working on 'being present' in what I do. When I'm on a walk with Frodo I notice what I see, hear and feel. The wind, the neighborhood dogs barking to say 'hello' to Frodo, the birds singing and feeling my cold hands and face while Mother Nature dips into wintry weather (I am not complaining!). I've noticed that mornings are favorite times to notice the here and now.
I am a part-time dabbler in the 'what if' scenario thought process. "What if this happens?" "What if that happens?" These thoughts are not being present. And so I work hard at my mindfulness techniques, a constant work in progress.
Guess what is NOT a constant work in progress...I finished that blanket! Oh boy what a labor of love. I hope to have some photos of the blanket for you next week. I'm excited that I can now do some casting on of short term projects while I mull about what long term project I want to do in the future (not a blanket but maybe a sweater, maybe).
I've dusted off the paints and brushes and have been dabbling in some playful watercolor edges in my art journal. I'm lucky that my interests are vast and at any given time there is something for me to do that stretches my creative limits.
How do you stay present?