Welcome to “Word of the month” which is also an update on how things are progressing.
I hope by reading this you will find bits of information that are practical, useful & hopefully, sometimes fun or just interesting.
It’s all in my own musings so forgive me if I ramble or make a few spelling faux pas. If you get bored with my rambles have a look at my fabric & other partners, can’t beat pouring over gorgeous fabric can you!
This months word is PATIENCE
Noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problem, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
We have all had to be patient & have also had our patience tested this year with one thing or another. I would however like to say a huge thank-you to all of my clients & students who have had so much patience this year with classes being cancelled or postponed due to government restrictions & with delays on materials due to Covid.
I hope we can all have continued patience with each other & our wider communities. As I’ve seen all over social media “We are in the same storm, just different boats” let’s help each other, especially the ones with leaky boats.
Stay well, stay safe & I wish you all a Happy New Year & I for one will be looking at it with a positive view.
This months word is MOMENT
Noun a very brief period of time “she was silent for a moment before replying’
I’m a little late in updating this part of the website but it’s been a busy few weeks.
Unlike the quote above I don’t seem to have that silent moment before replying to anyone & the thing inside you that keeps you from saying stuff you probably shouldn’t…………………..yeah, mine’s broken. I’m far too old now to change or even to care, bit of a take me as you see me. I am however a friendly & caring person so don’t read this & be terrified of joining a class, I have class inner monologue which I have control over.
It is an extremely bizarre time currently & I hope you are all taking a moment to STOP…………BREATHE & TAKE CARE OF YOU.
I have found by taking a moment to do nothing, which the Dutch call ‘Niksen’, helps me manage my stress & helps to stop burnout. By taking a moment to stare at a blank wall, into a cup of tea or a fire, letting your mind wander, at the wind blowing the trees, or listening to music without purpose & not doing anything in order to achieve something or be productive. It is helpful to zone out & recenter your self & find time just to be.
I intend to use Niksen more & feel that in the coming months we might all need bit of Niksen in our lives.
Stay well & stay safe
This months word is PURPOSE
Noun : something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
Verb : to have in mind as a purpose or goal
We’ve all been struggling for the last 6 months with not being able to connect with others in the way we did before Covid raised it’s nasty head. I have found a new purpose with my classes starting again which is giving me more hope that we can re-connect with each other. Being back in a creative environment doing what I love doing is allowing me to feel more positive too.
So far everyone has felt safe, we’ve talked about how things could improve in class & these changes have been implemented but the main thing I think everyone has noticed, is that, in one students words “It’s nice to have something in the diary for the future to look forward to every week.”
Whether you join a class with me or just decide to join another creative group, I hope you do as it will allow you to feel happier & more connected again to whatever craft you love & get us back to feeling empowered & to have purpose.