I’ve always been drawn to creativity and craft - but as life got busy it became easy to make excuses not to do the things I loved.
Lack of time, energy and feeling like I should be putting everyone else first stopped me from making time for myself.
I realised that I needed an escape - just for myself - from the everyday noise and my overthinking, often anxious mind.
I get how easy it is to come up with all the excuses; I don’t have time, I’m not arty enough, creativity is frivolous, I won’t be any good at it, what’s the point… But I’ve realised that carving out time to get creative is the best thing I can do for me and everyone around me.
It allows me to slow down, step out of my overthinking mind, be present and put myself and my wellbeing first.