...much harder than I anticipated...then again, I don't know why I am not surprised. I am very much my Virgo trait of being a planner, that I have always had a hard time "going with the flow." I keep realizing that it is not in my nature to do so. I have to practice to become internally flexible.
My dear, poor husband...I have realized now how much he has had to be patient with.
And this all explains why public speaking was not my most favorite course to take in college, or my need for lists, my hesitance in just diving into projects. I mull and worry and think "what if" when it comes to self expression. I prefer to have concrete guidelines and parameters : cut here, sew here, measure here....
I finally completed the primary blocks for my first Improv quilt...and was I relieved to find that despite the different pieces of fabric, they all sort of flowed together. Each block had its own personality, wouldn't you know? I even said out loud, "where have you been all my life?"
Now I see how important this project is for me...it takes me completely out of my element. And I've got to have the gusto to keep crawling out of my safety zone.