Yesterday I heard and loved this talk from Sister Rosemary Wixom as part of General Conference. She spoke at one point about a study that was done in observation of a child trying to get his Dad's attention while he was on his phone. At one point the Dad did finally turn his phone off and play with the child, but then later picked up the phone again and engaged his kid in a video on the phone while they waited for Mom. When the technology was involved, scientists observed a lessening of the child's "light."
This really struck me! I do not want to be glued to my laptop (or, along the same line, even my craft table) anywhere even nearly as much as I'm glued to my boys. While I feel a desire to really press PLAY when it comes to this blog, I hope that it will also reflect more and more my time spent with them too.
Along that line, I read late last week at Mama's Got it Together about a fun Pinterest Challenge and really liked the concept: determine 14 pinned projects to complete before 2014.
With nine months, including this one, I figured this was totally doable. I had started to look through my Crafty Goodness board for what things I'd really like to accomplish. But when I got back to working on this post, I was thinking about Conference and about my boys and about my inner struggle concerning this blog.
So I've re-adjusted my focus for this challenge. I want to accomplish 14 pins by 2014, but for me they will be things I want to engage in with my boys. Not do or make for them, but enjoy with them. I see lots of things that I'd love to create for them, but in the long run, those things only take more of my time away from actually playing with them, which is what they love the most. They need me to be focused entirely on them, not sitting at the sewing machine or behind my laptop. If I can do that and take a few pictures in the process, then this blogging struggle becomes less of one for sure...