I spent some time yesterday kitting up the parts I needed for Jubilee blocks.
I got to sew two of these together in the evening while we were having fun with the QuiltCam ---and yes, it took longer than it would have if I were not trying to talk and sew and answer questions at the same time, but you know?
It’s not always about getting things done the fastest. It’s about enjoying the process.
While I was in Bali – I walked through our hotel passing the same poster hanging on the wall every day. On the poster were scenes of different activities from the area that were available every day – dining, swimming, beach scenes, you get the idea. But at the bottom of the poster was the most AMAZING four words that just hit home with me.
You ARE the journey!
How many times have we been told to “enjoy” the journey as if it was something outside of ourselves? This hit me so hard that as I walked past this poster, I’d touch these words as I made my way down the hall to my room.
Repeat it to yourself: YOU ARE THE JOURNEY. To myself: I AM THE JOURNEY. It takes on a whole new meaning ----Everything good or bad or long or hard or easy or frustrating –everything is part of the whole, but the journey doesn’t stand alone without YOU. It doesn’t exist WITHOUT YOU.
Okay, so this was my major epiphany ---how am I going to tie it into this post?
Yes, it took me longer to sew the blocks because I was multitasking at the time, but I enjoyed it so much more that the time it took didn’t matter. This is the journey I chose. Not to rush through it.
These are the two blocks I finished last night!
These are the kitted up parts for the four blocks that remain.
Yes, We ARE the journey ----and I hope to get to sew these this evening, but my afternoon is waning away and I’ve got a physical therapist appointment this afternoon that is going to get me out and about ---I have some other errands to run too, so hopefully this will fall on my plate LATER!