Creativity is important to us here at Banfield (if you couldn’t tell). That’s why each month, we’re highlighting a member of the #Banfam whose individual creative output lets our team reach their full potential.
This month, Web Developer Lisa Mooney tells us how cross-stitching helps her slow down when things start moving a little too fast.
What is your personal creative project?
What do you like about it?
There is something kind of Zen about it. It allows me to work at my own pace and block everything else out for a while. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and sometimes it’s really nice to just not think about it so much, like a kind of mindful meditation.
It’s also really easy to learn and a fairly inexpensive hobby.
How does working on this help you in the rest of your life (Banfield work, outside obligations, etc)?
My main takeaway from cross-stitch is to have patience, which is something I definitely have trouble with. I know that I also tend to race through things and don’t concentrate on the details so much. It’s really hard to rush through a cross stitch though, so I have to learn to take my time and concentrate on what I am doing at that moment. It’s a lesson I am still learning.