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Lately I’ve found myself feeling insanely stressed out at my very leisurely life.
Why? Oh, because:
- I have too many lunches scheduled this week
- I don’t have as much time to knit
- I have to put on makeup when I really want to garden all day outside
- I have another dinner with friends
- All I did today was socialize
And I shake my head at myself. Really?
Have you ever felt like your life was just too busy but in reality, you are busy doing the things you always dreamed of doing but suddenly you forgot that and they become things that stress you out? Long run-on, I know.
I lose sight of why I decided to become a photographer. Do you? If you’re not a photographer and say, maybe you’re a stay at home mom, I know you’re busy and can be overwhelmed, but aren’t you happy that you are able to be SAHM and watch your kids grow? Ask your fellow mom friends who have to work – they’d trade you any day.
So when I find myself overwhelmed I stop and think to myself, yes I’m busy. I’m busy seeing people I love, and doing things I love, and maybe instead of feeling busy I start paying attention more and soaking in this precious priceless time.
After all, this is why I became a photographer/entrepreneur. So I can build my relationships, be an attentive loving wife, and when I work on a job, I work really, really hard.
In other news, I’ll now remind myself to never complain about the flow of my week right now, I finished another knitting project.
Yep, it’s another cowl because that’s what one bundle of yarn will give – or a skinny scarf. Plus, I’m still learning. This is the seed stitch and I finally had the button making “click” and I was so excited. I get it!!!!
Now I’ve ordered the materials to make this beauty, the New Worsted Twist Seed Stitch Scarf by Purl Bee:
I am taking out three colors though because the scarf is pretty long. Materials cost a pretty penny, I’m looking at a $120+ scarf but I’m so excited to make it this summer (will probably take 25+ hours) and have it for next fall.
I know, when I get into something, I really get into it. Those gals on Etsy who sell their handmade creations – they are so worth it. Worth it!! Go buy a ton from them and support them because I am in true awe. I am too slow and projects are truly a labor of love.
I’ll stick to basics for now and hopefully by middle of summer do another course and learn a few more fancier knitting patterns.
Happy Weekend everyone – remember to enjoy your life as it is. And take a good hard look at things around you, if it doesn’t make you happy, consider cutting it out.
Diana Elizabeth needs to make her domestic to-do list again. The canning has been on her list forever.