Plans for the new year, blog action and other musings.
Much like y’all, after weeks of the busyness leading up to Christmas day, I finally had a day of rest. Total laziness, rejuvenation, doing whatever I wanted, reading a little, pure nothingness. I got up at 5:30 am, I didn’t want to waste a minute of my lazy, wonderful day. Made the coffee, made the Christmas breakfast casserole, made the gravy (delegated the toast-making to Abby), ate and then, I flopped. It was Christmas day after all. I took three days of vacation this last week and I’m certain I worked way harder those three days than my day job ever requires. Whew. T’was the season.
So now I’m contemplating. As the final days of 2015 disappear before our eyes and 2016 rolls out before us, Sara Jayne turns 17 on Thursday and I have to evaluate. This week, this year, life. For weeks I’ve been telling myself once I get a chance I must stop and think about what I’m going to invest my time into for 2016. Chasing my daydreams is exciting. And exhausting. I just can’t seem to let my passion for creating go dormant. So that means I work a lot more than 40 hours a week. Is it worth it? What am I doing? What about the kids? People often ask me how I do it all. I promise, I don’t. I just wake up and go and try to do my best. Some things at home get left undone. But I need to be more present. More focused. More engaged. More invested. In family, in myself and in working towards my dreams on a more intentional path…instead of like the Tazmanian Devil all in a twist!
Why am I doing this? And by “this” I mean spending a lot of my precious after hours at home investing (doodling) in my dreams. What do I hope to accomplish? Should I even bother?
And so, the outcome of my brief evaluation is that I really can’t worry and fret about all of that. I’m not sure exactly where it will take me. The good Lord has instilled within me a desire to create and I don’t think that’s something I should question. I just know it’s part of my little ministry, if you want to call it that.
So with that, I organize my thoughts. And I’m jotting down some ideas. And making some decisions. I will brush up on my nay saying (learning to say no is hard).
One thing I do want to pursue is blogging more consistently both musings as well as some new, good, original content for my fellow creatives. I know many of you can relate to the working-mama-blues, juggling full-time work with a family and other commitments. So I hope to share each week my ramblings on keeping those plates spinning. #workingmamamonday
I have a little hankering to take on a year long challenge of snail mailing something each week. Lettering a pretty envelope or package to send off in the post. How fun! #postandpresent
And a final idea is #writeinstyle by request. I get several custom lettering requests each week and I try to accommodate them when I can, I thought this might be a creative way to share the design process and take these requests.
So stay tuned…and if you’d like a copy of my reminder above, you’re welcome to download it here or by clicking above on the image and print a 5 x 7 for yourself!