Do It Yourself

Freedom to Play

The second week of Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection eCourse is under way and we are delving deep into rest and play. 

The last two years have been consumed with a constant cycle of work, school, wifely duties, and attempting to be a normal human being (aka going out and getting completely drunk to drown my sorrows away). Throughout those two years, I lost sight of my own ability to allow myself to just rest and play. This blog is geared toward my journey to become a sewing goddess and sewing became a chore.

Brene Brown states that “the opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression.” Slowly but surely, I was leading myself into a state of depression that I couldn’t acknowledge. I was losing my ability to just be a creative being (see how I made that connect with last week’s lesson). 

This week Brene is pushing us to re-discover that rest and play factor in our lives and it couldn’t have been at a better time! With school coming to an end, work becoming more consistent, and falling back into my groove of blogging – right now is the perfect time to remind myself of the value of rest and play. photo 4

With all of that in mind, Brene challenged her eCourse class to make an effort to play for 15 minutes. It doesn’t matter what you do, just take the time to disconnect and enjoy some carefree play time. I made an unexpected trip to Hobby Lobby for another project when I came across fabric that screamed Sevi.

ANCHORS! YES PLEASE! The anchor fabric was a no brainer and David was patient with me as I scoured their entire fabric selection looking for the perfect match for my project. As I made my way to my car, I knew I found my reason to play. On Friday, I plan on making a tote bag of some sort with canvas straps. This will be my play bag! I’m going to use it for my book club meetings, whenever I go fabric shopping, and just all of my feel good times.

Have you played today?!?

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