Hello hello! Grace back again.
Firstly, thank you SO much for such a warm welcome to blogging! I fully expected to be talking to myself for the first few months, and that is NOT the case at all.
I really enjoyed reading all of your comments and replies on this blog (and Facebook). We’re all in it together really, aren’t we? It seems I am not alone in my opinions on mindfulness, why you might craft, and how it can help. I LOVED reading your responses. Every single one.
So, thank you again.
I have since also decided that I accidentally lied to you when I said I didn’t have a habitual hobby. Whoops! Does listening to audiobooks count? According to my Audible account, I have listened to 5 days, 23 hours and 13 minutes worth. That’s over 140 hours of books! And I only joined in 2019.
The only reason I became aware of this… My headphones ran out of battery last week, and I suddenly noticed how strange it felt to have to listen to the outside sounds of the real world for awhile.
It was refreshing.
But also didn’t take long for that pesky inside voice to pipe up and start stressing me out! SO… I suppose I listen to audio books rather obsessively. Because if I’m listening to someone else’s story, I’m not giving my mind the opportunity to create it’s own! Or wander, or spiral, or drift towards negative thoughts. Not so different to all the other hobbies we talked about really, is it?
Harry Potter audiobooks AND crafting sound like a winning combination to me!! And if you know me already, you’ll know that alongside Clarity, I work in Voice Over too. And so I regard that 140+ hours of listening as easy research for something I already love to do! And I can do it whilst commuting, cleaning, crafting. It’s all productive. It’s all healthy. Just like Clarity.
In my journey to start crafting with you, I decided to start with Groovi! And where better a place to start than with the starter kit! Check out my first unboxing video below, where I have a go at using my first Groovi plates!
Thank you for joining me. I’ll be back on Thursday with something funny 😉
Lotsa Love, Grace xoxo
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