This is a photo from a trip to Bell’s Beach that we took in September. It’s a reminder that life keeps on going, especially when you’re not paying attention to it. And unless you stop and really think about what you want out of life, and how you want to achieve it, then life is really going to pass you by.
For me, it was realising that we couldn’t keep consuming as much as we had in the past. It was a gradual awakening, I think brought on by the realisation, that if we kept going, then what sort of world would we be able to pass onto the next generation? And every generation that follows.
And it’s been truly liberating, this journey – the realisation that I don’t need to consume to justify my existance. That I can actually build and nurture, using my own two hands. I’ve embraced knitting – a craft that my mother had taught me when I was young. And in knitting, I have found a truly creative outlet. Something that in my years of consuming, I had never felt.
Actually sitting there, and knitting something with love, for someone you love – now that’s a natural high, and for me worth the slowing down of my life. I love it. The creativity that comes from turning yarn into a blanket, feeds the inner me like nothing else.
So I say, sit down now, before life keeps going by you, and think about what truly makes you happy, and how you can tap into that. Find the creative you, not the consumer you. I have, and I’d never go back.