"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
It's summer. The weather is scorching hot, each and every day. And I feel like "my imagination is out of focus."
I have so many ideas in my head, so many projects I want to begin and some fun challenges I want to explore in this space.
I had planned to write that I am "too busy" to begin these because it's summer, my kiddos need me, there are meals to prepare + housework and laundry to do. There's driving to day camps and classes and trips to fun and educational places so that no one is feeling bored.
But the truth is that I can find time - make time - for what I really want to do.
This past month I found the time to read some great books. I read on the couch with my kiddos. I read in bed when everyone else was asleep. I read during trips to the library, which encouraged Abby to seek out the librarian, who taught her how the dewey decimal system works - why do I always forget that it takes a village to raise kiddos and that I don't have to do it all myself?!
Beginning today I plan to make time to do the projects I can't stop thinking about. I will find a way to sneak them into our summer schedule. I will not claim to be too busy. I will bring my imagination back into focus. And I will not feel guilty if my children argue (loudly) while I'm working on something that brings me joy. I will breath deeply and remind myself that siblings fight, that it's part of learning to compromise, it's part of learning to live and share with others - it's perfectly normal. Just like taking the time to do something for myself, to see, to focus is perfectly normal too.