20 Minutes A Day: Week 1

It’s been the first week of my 20 Minutes A Day and I’m off to a good start. As I was telling a co-worker about the concept, I realized that I felt a happier and and a little less “work is getting in the way of my life”. Which is exactly what I expected to happen.
Here are a few snapshots of my 20 minutes.
Top: Planning a quilt, cutting it Day 1 and Day 2.
Bottom left: Planning a t-shirt for Church girls camp.   Bottom right: Playing the piano.

Here’s the conversation that went down tonight:

Husband:  “So, are you counting playing the piano as your 20 minutes?”
Me:  “Yes.”
Husband:  “Hmmm…”
Me:  “What? You don’t think that counts?”
Husband:  “You weren’t doing much.”
Me:  “Do you think I need to play longer? I played the other day for 20 minutes but there was no one to take my picture. Don’t you think playing the piano is creative?
Husband:  “It’s creative, but it was pretty easy.”
Me:  “It doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be easy.”
Husband:  “Hmmm…”

So, this begs the question: What counts as being creative? Some things are obvious, but what are some “out of the box” ways to be creative?

After my husband read the post…
Husband: “So am I supposed to post a comment and defend myself?”
Me:  “What would be your defense?”
Husband:  “I don’t know. I’ll have to think of one.”

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10 thoughts on “20 Minutes A Day: Week 1

  1. Fixing your hub a 7 course meal. Getting spring cleaning done. Chopping down a tree. Changing the oil in your garage and recycling the oil.
    Actually, playing beautiful music is so creative. Can he do that?

  2. your conversation is pretty amusing….i was just talking to my kids about being creative during our school lessons the other day and how it does not matter what you do to be creative or even how good you are at it or how hard or easy it is…..creative is just creative. if it makes you feel creative and fulfilled than it counts!

  3. I just discovered your blog, it and your quilts and projects are awesome. I absolutely love your hounds-tooth quilt, as I'm sure that you've heard many times before. I'll be back, and I may try your black bean recipe when my son visits, he is vegan.

  4. Hi Leslie. I just found your blog through the QuiltCon linky party. It's nice to "meet" you. I'm heading to Austin in two weeks from today and I am absolutely thrilled. I can't wait to meet so many wonderful creative people for real. Being creative is a need for me too, not a want. I go stir crazy if I don't get some time each day to do something creative – sewing, knitting, baking, crocheting or gardening for me. I wish I could play piano, even if was a simple tune, music is good for the soul. Thanks for joining the linky party, I'm going now to click your follow button, after even just a quick browse here, I've seen some pretty amazing work, can't wait to see what you come up with in 20 minutes each day. Jules

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