One of my intentions with this blog is to help you become more powerful. You may have noticed my tagline near the blog title — “Be powerful. CREATE!” Of course the kind of power I’m talking about is personal power, not over anyone else.
I try to fulfill that intention in a number of ways. One is by talking about creative process. I never want someone to get discouraged from trying things because they think that creativity is easy, or that quilts are created wholecloth out of my brain. (HA! Do you see what I did there?) They aren’t. They are hard. Struggling with design, with process, with finding solutions to color or size or shape is part of creativity. If you KNOW that, you know it’s okay for you to struggle, too.
Another aspect of becoming more powerful is in realizing where your strengths lie. My recent post UZURGFT encourages you to identify your gifts, accept them fully, explore and stretch them, and share them with others.
Today I want to share another blog with you, this one by Tara Mohr. I’ve recently started reading from this wise, lovely woman’s blog. In yesterday’s post she talks about writing on stolen time. She says,
And suddenly I became part of a great legacy of women who had been stealing bits of time, writing at kitchen tables instead of desks, scribbling notes whenever they could, and most of all writing anyway.
Painting anyway. Composing music anyway. Dancing anyway. Working on their callings and dreams and labors of love anyway. Fill in the line for you. What is life asking you to attend to, in stolen bits of time?
We aren’t always able to devote large chunks of time to our projects. But if you wave your hands and decide you can’t be creative because you don’t have time, you give away part of your power. You let other forces decide for you, if you will create. Or NOT.
Be powerful. CREATE. Use the time you have. It, too, is a gift, even when it is in bits and pieces. Like the scraps and patches that create our quilts, our time, too, can be stitched together to create something of beauty. And that beauty is not just in our quilts, but in ourselves.