Creative Endeavors

My first post on Creative Endeavors documents very well why I even started that blog.  I've pasted it below.

Why Creative Endeavors?

An online dictionary defines endeavor in the following ways:

1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.

2. Purposeful or industrious activity; enterprise.

3. To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort.

4. To work with a set or specified goal or purpose.

This is what I am doing as I explore new facets of me. It is easy to get caught up in the daily responsibilities of life and focus on what comes easy. Lists. Analysis. Schedules. Agendas. These have become strengths that I am comfortable with. I understand this territory. It fits well in the time frame of any given day.

I'm learning that there are other things out there that I actually enjoy and am even pretty good at. Although, I'll easily admit that I first picked up the crochet needle and a ball of yarn because I was new to this staying-at-home deal and needed a sense of completion. A concrete example of something that I did that day. The result was my first basic granny square.

Knit. Crochet. Bake. Scrapbook. Tie-dye. Paint. Decorate. Sewing?

I still love the look and feel of this blog and I still am stretching and challenging myself in new ways.  In 2009 I defined myself as a left-brained, scientific, analytical gal who is discovering the strength of her right, creative side.  I would venture to state that in 2011, the creative side of me isn't so foreign anymore.  I'm entering an era where I'm finding balance.