Is anyone else a chronic "pile too much stuff on their plate" kind of person?
The last few days heave been like that around here…… juggling appointments, renovations, taxes, getting the post visitor house back in order and more. Last night at about 9 pm the list had f-i-n-a-l-l-y all been checked off. Phew! And I sat down for about an hour to drink tea and read….. ahhhhh……. it was bliss. One whole hour of it…….
Looking back at the last few days I realized that when times get crazy, my creative spirit can get tucked away neatly into a little box and stuffed into the closet. What the heck is that all about? As women and especially as mamas we struggle to keep our own needs as important as others….. all too often we set ours aside. I mean, I have a half finished hat on top of my knitting pile… A HAT my friends! It's been sitting there for over two weeks because every time I go to pick it up I think of all the other things I should be doing…..
So, even though I must admit this post is nothing but an overtired rambling mama who's creative spirit has been greatly fueled by this……. I just want to say to all of you who read the above and think "how familiar"….. this year for Valentine's Day LOVE YOU.
Sure you can pass out your handmade expressions of love…… but don't forget YOU.
And don't stop.
Keep it up.
Because deep down, we all know we're happier balanced beings when we are taking care of our families AND finding making time to do something we're passionate about.
And darn it, this weekend I am finishing that hat!