I have discovered that focus is not straightforward.
I keep getting distracted by life & myself. I am good at inspiration, probably too good. I find it anywhere & everywhere to the extent that I get caught up in being inspired & don’t actually make or do anything!
To be able to focus, I need to decide on a project for each week; plan, prepare & make. I need to retrain myself & keep it realistic because I already have so much happening in my daily routines. I am not a fast person. I like & need my PONDER time, so 52 weeks will allow me to challenge myself while continuing to work (teaching & hanging out with books), be a mum (full of wonder), read (because one can never read enough) & being a domestic goddess...(not ever going to happen!).
I have chosen 52 weeks because 365 days would be more than I can manage at the moment. I recently bought a book called 365 A Daily Creativity Journal Make something everyday and change your life by Noah Scalin.
It was a great find only days before starting my own challenge. There are daily prompts, tips and interviews with people who have or are making everyday.
I am starting off with a hand bound creative journal which I plan on personalising for a friend who is currently living her own challenging journey.
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.