Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I'm still here. I know it's been a month since I posted and all I can say is I was fighting with being overwhelmed. I have enough to occupy 40 hours a day when I only get 24 and something had to give for a while. I felt much like the picture above. Like I had so much to get done and only this little window available to me.
Anyway, so I am simplifying. If I have disappeared from your follower list please know that it is nothing against you or your blog personally. I have trimmed my list from roughly 130 sites down to 60 as I've found that to be a good manageable number. I am still taking pictures (and I'll post some of those tomorrow) but I won't be taking pictures everyday. The simple reason is that if you work all day, come home to do homework and make dinner, get all the chores done and then try to fit in pictures every night then at some point you have to concede that the rest of your life isn't possible anymore. And that's a concession that I can't make.
I am a mother, a fiance, a crafter, a camera enthusiast, a woodworker, an employee, a daughter, sister, etc. And I love all of these things. But I also need to fit in books, drink coffee, and breathe. I can't make jewelry if I don't have time to come up with ideas. I can't take a picture of the same thing everyday and I can't get a different picture if I don't leave the house.
Now don't think that I'm just complaining. I'm not. I have a plan. I commit to going to work (obviously). I commit to being a family member in all the various ways (love you all!). And for the rest I commit to do the best I can, when I can. I took a 4 day breather in Oregon and I feel sane again. Over the last week I am starting to feel like I am me and I can feel some of the creative mojo coming back. I have pictures to post of a DVD bookcase that I've built (it's *huge*) and tonight I am starting on the playhouse bed that I've been promising my daughter. I'm excited about things to come and I can't wait to share it with you all.