Monthly Maker Challenge

Or, as I am privately calling it “Get Your Shit Together and MAKE Something Challenge.”

I love to make things. Really, all the things. When I was a little girl, I would spend hours in my room working on different arts & crafts projects. When I got a little older, my parents let me take different workshops at the local art center and I was so excited to learn about the many different mediums available for my creative expression…and I had a LOT of creativity to express. As an adult, when I learned about this thing called Pinterest, I about lost my mind with excitement. 

But, as we all know, there is a difference between scrolling through Pinterest on your phone for an hour while laying in bed after an utterly exhausting day of working, parenting, and trying to be a supportive spouse, and actually creating something. Somehow, in the busyness of my everyday life, I am not taking the time to actually make the things that I Pin and it’s driving me crazy. Like itchy, antsy, gotta get my glue gun out, crazy.

That all changes NOW! Beginning on September 1st, 2019 (this Sunday), I am going to be choosing one project that I will work on and complete throughout the month. I’m giving myself a month because realistically, I’ll only get a few hours per week to work on it between all of my other responsibilities (see my previous post about that here) and vaguely important things like sleeping, eating, and bathing. I’ve also tried more aggressive challenges in the past (see here) and I really suck at them. So, with the wisdom I’ve gained over the last couple of years, I’m cutting myself some slack and setting realistic goals. 

For the rest of the week I’m going to be scrolling through my secret craft board (literally, it’s called “Secret Crafts” because clearly I’m great at naming things) to find my first project and I would LOVE for you to join me. 

Check back in on Sunday to see what I’ve chosen and then tell me about your plans!

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