– was an idea I had about weaving and spinning – and the original name for this blog/site.
But I decided it was too confusing and difficult to connect those words with what Pine Ledge Fiber Studio was all about – so for a long time I tried to make Exquisitely Slow an entirely different website.
It was up and running, and then down and demolished (because it got hacked). A bully at the playground wrecked my little toy house made out of sticks. And it wasn’t fun anymore.
When things go wrong it’s easy for me to get discouraged. My enthusiasm wanes. My mood darkens. And I feel like giving up.
Thankfully there are plenty of other fun and interesting things to do when I don’t feel like venturing out into that particular playground. Things that revive, replenish and renew my spirit. Or, at the very least, help lighten my mood.
When I’m ready to stop doing some of the other fun and interesting things I’ve been busy with, (like learning how to build with bricks?) I’ll get back to assembling pages and posts at joannelittler.com.
In the meantime, I need to keep reminding myself that making something – anything – takes time. It’s personal. And it’s a process. Whether it’s through missteps, baby steps, giant steps, sidesteps or by not taking any steps at all – there’s always something to learn. And learning is what makes us who we are.