May 20, 2012

Like Riding a Bicycle

Olive Oil and Goat Milk Shave Rounds-creamy and luxurious goodness for your skin.

Ahhh, I made a batch of shave rounds today-the first time I've soaped in probably a month and the longest break I've taken from soap in 4 years. I was a bit worried that after my bout of soaping issues I would struggle a bit with making a batch after what seems like forever, but as it turns out it's like riding a bicycle.  My hiatus has been a good thing for the first time in a very long time my mind went to other non soap related things. I took time to see the world around, I took time not to obsess about all things soap related-mostly that urgent need to "market" it, and you know what? I have had  a few good things come up behind the scenes in my soaping world all while I wasn't worrying about it all-good things I never expected. So, just when I was about to "throw in the towel" I think I'm finding a second wind to push on ahead to see where it takes me.

I  totally enjoyed making a simple batch today. No pressure, no worries, just a peaceful pleasure. It turns out that for me a break was a very productive thing. I've learned that it's very important for me to take time to do things that fuel my spirit, and I've learned that all the obsessing was counter productive to abundance. So if you're ever stuck and things seem to be an uphill battle-I highly recommend a short break. ;-) It'll do you good.


Heirloom Natural Soap said...

I couldn't agree more, Michele. I've been enjoying my typical "more relaxed" end-of-the-school-year soaping schedule....and LOVIN' it!

Why do we put SOOOO much pressure on ourselves?? It really can take the joy out of soaping.

Glad you're doing well -the soap rounds look fabulous! :)

Jennifer Young said...

I am so relieved for you!!!! xoxox Jen

Amy Warden said...

Woo hoo!! I think I could use one of those breaks you mentioned. :) What is that exactly??

Michelle Somers said...

I totally agree and something I'm struggling with. My sister and I took a week off for a holiday and so enjoyed it. I'm realizing I need to find more balance because there is always something to be done.

Sounds like it was a great reflective time.


Tara said...

Michele, I had no idea you were considering "throwing in the towel." I'm glad you decided to take a break and see the world through the camera lens. Also glad that good things have happened of their own accord and that you are once again making soap.