Monday, January 5, 2009

Word of the Year

"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."

SOOOOOOOO, my word is....

CREATE!


Within the past year of 2008, I experienced a lot of things. One of them being postpartum depression. In my quest to figure out how to cope with my illness, I found a place in me that made me feel better. It was my creative side. I learned from others and even taught myself MANY new things, like how to sew, how to embroider, how to quilt, how to digital scrapbook, how to refinish furniture, and how to be more appreciative for the gifts that the Lord has given me. I look at my crafts, and this craft blog, as a way for me to cope. A way for me to have some "craft therapy", as I like to call it.

So, for 2009, I want to CREATE much more than just crafts. I want to create inspiration for others who may or may not have issues with any kind of depression. I want to create great memories with my baby and husband, and family, and friends. I want to create a way for me to be a better me!

5 comments:

tara @ kidz said...

Such a great word! Best wishes for a creative 09!!!

SWIRL said...

That is a wonderful way to stay positive. I suffered with post partum with ALL four of my kids and FINALLY with baby 4 I started taking Zoloft.
Wish I had done that will all the others- instead of suffering with sadness.

Love your blog- very creative- you are on a good start with 2009!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Hi! I came over from Tip Junkie. I think Create is a great word...I love how you described it in your post. Happy New Year.

Amanda said...

I know this is an old post and you may never read this, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I had PPD with my first baby and I know how hard it is! I am glad you found something to help get you through.

Sarah said...

i too found solace in creating-- i heard recently that we are actually more creative when we are depressed-- kind of sad-- but looking back-- my creativity truly stemmed because of my miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. there is something about creating that truly fills my soul-- more power to ya sista!