Hi everyone :)
This week I’ve got two prompt for my Log your Memory project and then I’m finally back up-to-date again!
This is the last prompt in the “Life’s Challenges” section and quite frankly… thank goodness! I’ve had a few to many challenges during September!
This time it’s all about that eternal thing we’re supposed to strive for… Balance! Over the years I’ve heard people discussing the need for balance so much… and it seems in this day in age it’s something we all strive for… but personally I think balance can mean so many different things. Take this for instance:
For me balance is all about being able to do the things I HAVE to do and still finding time to do some of the things I WANT to do. When I have time for both I’m a happy girl… and when that balance is off and I’m working too hard I know I need to make some changes!
Since Toby has come into my life I feel a lot more balanced because basically you can’t reason or bargain with a puppy. The need (and deserve) attention and they want it right NOW!
When I spend time with Toby going for a walk it actually gives me a chance to talk about my problems and he’s a fantastic listener! It also makes me take a few moments to breathe… to slow down without feeling guilty.
I especially notice that when I go for a walk with Toby after school it makes a clear cut break between the ‘have to’ and the ‘want to’ areas of my life.
Adopting Toby was one of the best things I’ve done in my life :)
The month of October is all about shopping… when I saw that my heart sank because I’m really not a shopper. The idea of going to try on clothes ‘just because’ is one of my worst nightmares. I’ve got a friend who loves spending the whole day trying on different clothes… but she very rarely buys anything… what’s with that???
When I need new clothes for school I psych myself up for it a few days ahead of time and then I drive over to Merric (we don’t have one in Rotorua) and get all my clothes in one go! It actually works for me pretty well.
Buying groceries is certainly not something I look forward to but I’ve been patting myself on the back lately because I’ve got a good routine now. I pick up Mikayla from work on Saturday and we do the groceries straight away. It forces me to get into a routine and it’s actually working out really well.
Shopping for craft goodies though is a completely different story! I can spend HOURS looking at paper, scrapping tools, embellishments and glitter.
I love seeing new products and getting ideas for how I’d use them. Going to SENZ is like letting a kid loose in a candy store… there’s so many goodies to see and new techniques to learn! It’s my very own kind of ‘happy place’ :)
So that’s it from me… I’m off to work on all the ‘little things’ on my list that I need to do before the Scrapbook Dreams retreat starts on Friday… SUPER excited about that!
I’ll be back on Monday with my Project Life update so until then enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend xxx