Yesterday evening, I realized that I’m not the only one with an unusual life when I turned the corner down the hallway to find my husband crouched on the floor. He was hovered over a small black mat holding a heat gun and blowing his dragon egg. Yes, my fingers didn’t stutter. I repeat he was blowing his dragon egg.
The moment was worthy of some video because this is our life at home. I stacked my miniature wooden coffins tonight and he was 3D printing dragon eggs. I guess all the ours of watching Game of Thrones wore off on him too. After the last episode available, he immediately sat down at the computer to design dragon eggs with scales.
You can imagine how are conversations go at home. I’ll ask him what he’s doing and he’ll say something giant pineapples. Then, he’ll ask me and I’ll tell him I just made more miniature skulls. He’s printing out moveable animals and I’m making all things dead this week.
Sometimes, I’m jealous of his laser like focus and drive because I have a short attention span and get easily distracted. I’m also jealous of his printer. He can push a button, go to work, and come home to a complete piece. I’m turn into the hunchback of Notre Dame over my table holding needle tools to sculpt pieces the size of an eraser. I paint, mold, sculpt, bake, glaze, and add jewelry pieces. There are no magic buttons or someone else to do my own work.
I look back at my life choices and wonder why I always choose the hardest way to do everything. I’ve never chosen the easier way to make a living. My handmades need to be created in order to sell. Writing novels can take years and yet I’ve also chosen that too. But all is not lost because I can’t picture myself doing or creating anything else. I’ve learned and improved as I move forward, and that’s all we can do in life.
There’s always going to be something that I wished I started earlier but living by hindsight will only beat down your motivation. Odd conversation pieces and all I have another day done, and a one more blog. Before you end your day take 1 object from a show you’re watching or a line that you remember and write for 5-10 minutes to keep those fingers nimble.
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