I was a crafting magpie. Flying around from one interest to another, drawing, pottery, sewing, stencilling, paper-mache, origami, sewing, embroidery, tapestry … you get the idea. My mum taught me to knit, but I was never able to stick to just one thing. I would later say, many times, that I did not remember anything about knitting, because I genuinely did not think I did. However, I believe now I must have taken so much more in than I realised. When I started knitting again when older it was all surprisingly familiar and I have my mum to thank for that. Thanks Mum.
From my crafting magpie stories, you can probably tell I am easily distracted. Taking time for myself, enjoying the moment, embracing the journey rather than the destination, meditation, mindfulness, all completely foreign to me. Mindfulness practices have been recommended to me many times, but I find it so difficult to just be still.