Last year I attempted to make slippers for my son’s giant feet, but after two tries, I ended up with what looked like a crocheted sleeping bag for our cat. The fat one.
Projects and hobbies are so necessary for me, that I couldn’t imagine my busy life without them. Having lived an adult life filled with responsibility, these small, creative outlets bring me immeasurable joy.
Creativity is essential to the human condition. If you feel listless, find something that makes you smile, and go out and make it. Don’t worry about how long it takes or what the end result is, try to enjoy and trust the process.
Someone once asked me if I was good at anything, given I had so many interests. It wasn’t a question asked in ernest or with good intent, no, it was sarcastic, and in my twenties, it hurt.
Now that I’m in my forties, I can honestly say that I’m good at a lot of things. I love doing things that I’m good at, but just as much as doing something I know that I’m good at, I adore figuring out new projects.
This month, my new project is refinishing my old desk (I’ve had it since I was 13). My office at home is completely different than where I work (I’m a funeral director). My vision is a bright, unmistakingly vamp-fem space where I can work on making people feel their best.
At first I imagined an aubergine desk;
That was until my little Pinteresting fingies found this gem;
My colour pallette now looks more like this;
Va-va-va-voom! “And how can I help you?” I imagine myself asking from behind this little piece of heaven.
Can I get an, ‘AMEN’?!
Having a hot pink desk would not be a professional decorator’s idea of fine decor, but that’s not what matters to me at this stage. What matters is how I wish to reflect my personality in my home and personal business space, and hot pink it is!
Yes, there will be eye-rolling by my partner, my adult son, and anyone who has zero joi de vivre. Alas, I feel a pink desk coming on.