Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Direction

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I need to be creative again. I need to be working towards goals. These cupcakes are the last bit of crafty-ness I've done, and that was at the beginning of this month. There is always a great reason- teething baby, messy house, other obligations. I do know, though, that I'm happier when I'm working on a project and allowing myself that outlet. There will always be a reason not to, but I really want to make sure I'm taking the time to work on some of the goals I've set, creative and otherwise.

On pinterest (have you signed up for it yet? It's the most amazing time sucker ever), I found a phrase that I haven't been able to get out of my head for a while- "If it's important, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse." There will always be something else that probably needs to be done, but I can find a way to fit in the things I want, too.

I'll be helping a friend with a baby blanket soon, and I'm looking forward to that- but I need to get back to work on some of my own stuff too. It's not a lack of supplies or ideas that's keeping me from workin on it- it's just me being stopped by feeling overwhelmed with life. I think if I take the time to focus on a project like this- even just a little each day- I can conquer feeling overwhelmed, too.

4 comments:

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

And the cupcakes were as delicious as they are lovely . . .

I completely agree that being creative, while it has its costs, is also a necessary thing. Sometimes we let that go into the background, and then wonder why we feel so cranky. Love the quote, by the way--but I'm not going to pintrest or whatever it is because I currently have all my time-sucker slots filled.

James and Elizabeth said...

I totally agree. When I make time for myself, crafting or otherwise. I feel so much better. But life gets so hectic sometimes. So if you want to drop the kiddos off at my place for an afternoon or something let me know. Gwenevere would love the company and you can enjoy a little time to yourself.

Melissa said...

I understand this feeling. With me it's not crafting, but I do need goals to work towards that are separate from my everyday responsibilities...which lately have seemed very time consuming and overwhelming.

It's amazing how much progress can be made on something by just working on it a little bit each day though.

Oh, and cute cupcakes.

balloongal said...

I can totally relate.