Finding balance is an issue for me. Not sure if it's that I over commit myself, or if it's just that I have stress management/time management issues? Regardless of the reason- I frequently feel out of balance.
You might look at my life and think "she does A LOT"- which I do...and I LIKE doing a lot- I like being busy, I like my plate being full- but frequently I find myself feeling like I'm about to DROP THE PLATE- and typically- when that happens- I get sick (which I am right now), and I drop things (like this blog, which I haven't posted on since waaaay back in February.) YIKES!!! And then I feel frustrated, and wish I could clean better, and mother better, and paint more, and chill out more, and go on more dates with my man, and work less....
and then I pull myself back down to reality- and remind myself that all of the tough times are temporary. And really- having TOO MUCH to do- is not all that bad of a problem.it could always be worse. And I also acknowledge that helping people, and doing things for others, and being creative makes me feel good- but needs to be done in balance and moderation. everything in moderation.
So- here's the basic gist of my life of late:
LOTs of tissues...I mean , many many boxes- who new your body could produce that much mucus (TMI- I know)
and a little bit of studying- although not as much as I should be:)
preparing for a big-time fundraiser at Z's school- next Saturday!! I made these fun picture holders using this tutorial. It was SO easy, SUPER cheap- and idiot proof- and so much more economical than spending $5 each on wire picture holders- we are going to be using apples as the bases:)
I've been drawing here and there on the bathroom mural- this is a BEAST of a project!! and I can hardly wait to start adding the paint!!
I started this commissioned piece weeks ago- and it didn't feel quite right, so I started another one- they are both almost done....
and the client will have the choice of #1
I moved the big yellow painting to the living room- and turned it horizontal, and I'm loving the new layout- I CRAVE change- while I lay in bed blowing my nose and coughing up a lung yesterday and debated moving my bedroom around to satisfy my need for change- I decided to give my weak body a break and move the painting instead;)
I am also working on a sewing project for a pregnant friend- crib skirt (DONE) and curtain (NOT DONE)...but soon!
I WILL feel better soon! positive thinking