Monday, June 22, 2009

Ahhh... Life

Yup. That photo above just about sums up life for me right now. It's good! I have been wanting to journal for the longest time but after seeing how artful journaling is done by Mrs. Pam Garrison it kind of keeps me from the plain pen and paper type journal. Mostly because if I were to start writing and my handwriting starts getting bad it makes me want to rip out the whole page and start over. So here I am. I'll just type it and get it all out.It's been an interesting time for me. Although I've tried my best to handle the fun and success of this art career with the responsibilities of Stay at home Mom life I haven't figured out the balance. I would LOVE to have a calender of my week every week that went about the same. Time alloted for every priority in my life. But I've never been the consistant type. Sometimes it's easy to eat well and sometimes all I want is sugar. Sometimes I don't understand why I think cooking is so complicated and other times I don't understand why Cereal can't be considered dinner. It is hard to balance the yucky "Gotta Do's" as my Mom says with life's "Wanna Do's" .
It's been really fun having an Etsy shop because there is a reason and purpose for my art mess and maybe an excuse for why the house isn't prestine. But I don't want that to be an excuse. Oh I wish I could cook all of our families meals at the beginning of the week freeze them and have set days and times to work on Etsy fun but I don't.
I have been using the excuse I'm 23 and I don't HAVE to have it all figured out yet. I think it's good to give ourselves a break every once in a while but that excuse is henduring me from trying to get better. I need to quit with the excuses and try harder. Or try something new.
I don't know about you but also during my blogging/ Etsy career I've really let my self awareness go. I don't have to go out of the house to go to work so I don't make myself get dressed in the morning. I can't coffee dye and tie my tags when I 'm doing jumping jacks so I've forgotten all about any kind of exercise. Plain and simple I've been a little lazy. I like to rest instead of clean or workout. Those things give me so much pride and accomplishment though that I wonder how I ever forgot the feeling they gave me.
So, That's what I'll be working on this summer, working on some self care, set aside time for planning meals, a bath, a walk by myself. These all sounds like good things we could all use more of. Hope you all will work on balancing what you need to. I know it's not a matter of age by any means. I'm sure it's just new things to balance with different stages of life.
Thanks for listening guys!

Life is Good:)


Brooks said...

You are so correct. We all need a break so we don't lose ourselves in the midst of parenting. Having 4 young kids, I thought I was having an identity crisis for a few years and then I stepped back for a minute and reevaluated what I needed. So I pray that you make more meals, take long breath taking walks and can create some "me" time for yourself. Its so necessary....
Love the article! Congrats! And thanks for my card of well wishes after the accident! Your kind words mean so much!


Our Green Nest said...

First off, your little angel is beautiful and the shots are gorgeous. Second, I wish you a wonderful summer full of exactly what you need and want!! :)

Ludid said...

I will join you this summer to begin taking care of ourselves and balancing life better. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I agree. It's hard to balance out all of the stuff. I'm with you. I need a bath, too.

Barb said...

Oh so much to think about.
You are right, different stages in life bring different challenges.
I have to say, at 60, I am once again, or still, trying to find balance.
This time between blogging, a store, God, family, church, and my 'yucky's' as your girls would say.

And so, goes the challenge and continuing process of life.

Blessings as you try to gain balance.

barbara jean

Barb said...

regarding blog changes, I lvoe it. This one is really cute.

I need to check out your site as i have my new shop blog yet to decorate. =0)

barbara jean

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh Angela... stunning, stunning photos of your daughter, she is GORGEOUS!! And your post is so true, I know exactly how you feel and have many of the same thoughts myself as a stay at home mum of 4yr old twin boys. Balancing being a Mum, Artist, Wife & Homemaker is tough and quite often you as an individual gets left behind whilst everything else comes first, but us women are tough and we carry on regardless... just make sure you take some time for you hun. Hugs, Mandy x

Martha said...

Hi Angela! Very, very beautiful pictures...I love the tone of them...and for you to share how you do that:)
Anyway, don't be so hard on yourself. We all go through those phases...I still you are not alone. I think you do so much, and you should be so proud of yourself! Enjoy your day and Blessings, Martha