This week I have being thinking about my creative life. I used to work manufacturing soaps which gave me the opportunity to explore my ideas while sharing them through a business and bringing sustainability (or trying to!). As we can't go on producing the soaps my creativity felt trapped like air filling up a balloon which could stretch without bursting...but the air found a way to escape. No matter the way I want to create I still can't ignore the fact that there is life going on around my household: House to clean, mouths to feed, pony tails to make, legos to build, ducks to care for, garden to mind...so how in earth I can do it all? The answer is simple: I can't! I am not the kind of super multi-task mother who can hold all things together specially when we are caring for two little children with demanding attention and emotional needs on top of caring for our three sons and the ducks. My husband always pointed out that " I don't do busy!" and he is right. Busy put me in a place of unhealthy mental state where I feel under pressure to reach the goal and miss the chance to enjoy the process of things. Garreth sees the goal. I enjoy the process of reaching the goal. If I can't enjoy that process or see it through than I feel I bit lost. Then it is when I recognize that without my Husband support and 100% hand on participation life would be difficult for myself and the Children. Garreth not only helps with every single thing in the house he also is the person who manages most of school needs, runs and home work (the children does not trust in my ability to understand the home work instructions) but also gives room for all my creative needs to be RELEASED in whatever way I feel it is needed. It is through him that I feel loved, valued and uplifted. It is because of his dedication in make me feel loved, valued and uplifted that I can explore and extend my creativity into different directions: knitting, cooking, soap making, crocheting , sewing and the list goes on. So this post is to say THANK YOU to this amazing MAN in my life and to let him know (and other people know) that his love released me in different ways and my creativity is not confused or lost but has being found and explored. Garreth, I love you and appreciate all your dedication to us. I borrow James Morrison's words to say: I was not lost, I was undiscovered and You not just discovered me but also help to release the best of me.