Does anybody else really feel like this 12 months has concurrently been the quickest and slowest of their life. A lot and so little has occurred on the similar time. I look again and the brand new 12 months appears like endlessly in the past, but I don’t know the place all that point has gone. In addition to the years occasions, being pregnant undoubtedly messes up your timeline. You’re continuously ready for one thing to occur but additionally making an attempt to get 1,000,000 jobs ticked off the to do record earlier than the occasion.
For me one of many larger duties for the 12 months was ending my guide. I’ve been that means to jot down this put up for therefore lengthy however stored placing it off. I don’t like speaking concerning the more durable components of my life, particularly after I really feel so fortunate in so some ways. However on this case I have to let you know extra about what was taking place behind the scenes whereas I wrote a lot of the guide.
At any time writing a guide is tough however I managed to time my first expertise to perfection. I used to be within the first trimester, sick, exhausted and struggling to string a sentence collectively (child mind is de facto simply full on mind fog). Alex had contracted COVID from working on the hospital which grew to become lengthy COVID And was usually fighting breathlessness and fatigue. Lock down was in full power, we didn’t have any childcare and naturally, that was when Ollen determined to begin refusing naps. Throw in some being pregnant problems, additional scans, fear concerning the child and you’ve got the good circumstances for essentially the most difficult a part of my profession to this point.
Penning this guide actually was one of many hardest issues I’ve ever finished. I used to be so near giving up on many events. Falling asleep at my desk late at night time making an attempt to rewrite a easy sentence that my being pregnant mind simply couldn’t work round. Praying that Ollen would nap so I may get just a few images finished. Ready on take a look at outcomes and pushing them to the again of my thoughts so I may focus.
I’m telling you this, not for sympathy, however so that you perceive what this guide means to me. So many optimistic issues got here out of this 12 months within the midst of all the fear and stress and that is one in all them.
Even when it felt unattainable to remain up to the mark, writing my guide stored me going and gave me a welcome distraction from a whole lot of the years occasions. And most of all I received to make issues out of clay for just a few months. That’s residing the dream proper there!
Should you haven’t seen me speak about it over on Instagram the guide is about getting artistic and making residence wares with clay. I take advantage of air dry clay and polymer clay which can be utilized at residence with out the necessity for a kiln. They’re such enjoyable supplies to work with. They’re additionally very accessible and reasonably priced and are an effective way to dip your toes into getting artistic with clay.
Upon getting the fundamentals methods there’s actually little or no you may’t do with a majority of these clay. Within the guide I’ve tried to point out an array of various initiatives to make and encourage you. With 40 initiatives in complete you’ll have loads to strive earlier than dreaming up your personal!