Lately, I have found a lot of extra time on my hands to do things that I normally don’t have the means or the time to do at school. Things like baking and sewing and reading. When I first came home from school, the plan for this break was to find a job and work part-time to earn a little extra cash. Well, long story short, that didn’t really work out. At first, I felt slightly guilty about being able to lounge around and fill my time with things that I find so fun and fulfilling. I felt like I should be doing more things constructive with my time and having less fun with the time off that I have (funny how I link constructive and “need-to-do” things with the idea of not being fun). But then it hit me that I have been given this time for a reason. And in tandem with that, I have been given these interests and talents for a reason and maybe I should be combining these gifts to produce things that not only are fun for me to do and make in the process, but also challenging me as an artist. I had never realized that I could do things that I enjoyed doing while still being productive. Crazaaayyy.
Then this reminded me of a video that I watched recently about doing things that you love. A web series by The Panic Room called (very obviously) “Do What You Love” follows around women in creative careers and looks at how they live their lives doing things that make them happy. My favorite was this one on Rifle Paper Co. I am super jealous of the things this company can do with stationary. Everything they do is just magical.
So, here’s to not feeling guilty about loving the gifts God gave you!