I am so excited that the weekend is here! The cupcake baking is almost finished, other party foods are in the fridge, and my in-laws are on their way... this all adds up to a super-duper weekend for my birthday boy!
My Scoutie Girl 'homework' for the blog this week is to write about how I fell in love with creating. I have been chewing on this one since Monday and have been having a hard time putting into words. Then, as I was working on Rem's birthday banner last night it kind of came to me: I'm not so in love with creating at the moment. It sort of took me by surprise because I have had such a great week making things for the party. And that's the point! When I first started this blog it didn't have an agenda. I was living life, making with my kids and taking pictures. This journal just followed and has grown to bigger than I thought it would be. And I do love that! I love getting your emails and comments. I love the conversation around the web with my 'bloggy' friends. And I love the community~ y'all have made some hard times bearable and this outlet keeps me sane (sometimes).
So what I am thinking is that it's the pressure I put on myself that takes the life out of this. I love creating something with my two hands. I have loved it since before I can remember, I think it's just part of how God made me. But I so love my family and that is also in my makeup. I look at the Proverbs 31 woman and see who she is, and I strive to be like her. And what that translates into for me right now is doing less. Less goal setting. Less pressure for more inventory. Less advertising. Less fears that I might not be the Next Big Thing.
I want to love this life. I want to be more. I want to breath in everything that God has placed in front of me to enjoy. I want to make more with my kids. I want to make more inspired things out of joy, not some self-imposed goal. This life is too precious.
Thanks for listening to my rant. I think what this translates to is that much won't change around here, but I will. I still plan on keeping my shop. I love that little spot! But what you may see is different kinds of inventory because I really want to allow myself the freedom to create whatever it is that's in my heart & head.
Happy Friday, lovelies! I am loving this life. Right here. Today. I hope you have a weekend filled with the people and things that you love!