Julie's "Big Bow Knited Headband" and darling daughter
"I am a terribly independent and creative woman. I treasure my time alone and time spent dreaming and creating... I struggle to "surrender" to these little people every day." Julie, Knitsational Artist and Owner
Julie's honesty in her response to my "Inspirations and Beginnings" post is exactly the way more people, namely women, need to start in their journey to a happier heart. If we embrace what makes us ourselves we can move forward in fulfilling our own needs - in the case creativity is the craving, the need. It took me awhile to figure out that I need a creative outlet like I need food, drink and sleep. Otherwise my head gets cloudy, all full of half baked thoughts and crazy pent up emotion. Creating lets it out... the dancing daydreams that don't let me sleep at night. The "surrender" is easier if we take care of our own needs as well. I'm only starting to practice this. I know I can do better. Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps.
Dear Julie -
Your independence and creativity are anything but "terrible"! Teach your girls it's OK to be that way - as your mother did for you. Let them learn now that Independence, creativity and the ability to dream are all qualities that are sought after and hard for many people to learn. They're lucky to have you as a mom and role model. Kiss them, hug them and buy them crayons - the washable kind of course!
Cheers to you and your lovely family - thank you for relating to me. It feels good to know we're on the same "boat."