How do people do it? How do people find the time to update or post anything? blog, fb status updates (bleh), instagram, tweet, chitter chatter, pitter patter…so. much. stuff. I can barely find time to brush my hair. (But I do!)
I started writing this post in 2015. I wrote the first couple of sentences back then. It’s been sitting in my drafts for OVER A YEAR. What the heck is wrong with me? Also, look. I did a chalkboard for a wedding for a coworker a couple of years ago. I think I was going to post about it. Here it is. I think I was trying to post more of my work here. I think that’s the idea. Let me see what else I can dig up. Anyway. Here’s the chalkboard for Ed and Colleen.
I’m nearly in tears. My heart is racing. I’m excited beyond everything.
I love their expressions!
Flynn would refuse to eat anything.
I used to post!! I used to write things. I used to find things that inspired me…and mostly I still do these things – except not here and mostly on scraps of paper or in the notes of my phone.
Lately, my life has been a whirlwind of work activity, kid activity and home activity. As it should be but there’s a part of me that forgets to stop and breathe and look around. That’s what I used to do!
The holidays came and went quickly. I felt like I was cooking the entire time. The new year came. Work steadily got to be overwhelming. I stopped going to the gym in the early morning hours. That’s what I used to do! Instead I would just power up and start working away at my computer.
Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and it’s mid March and I haven’t even had a chance to plan on what I was going to do in this new year. The list I had in my head was moderate and doable when I thought it, and now I’m not sure it is.
I used to have time. I used to draw complete drawings. I used to read full books. I used to write long letters. These are all things I used to do!
I’m not upset with how busy my life is. I’m actually pretty happy with the things that are keeping me busy. My child, my husband, my friends, my sort of projects. I just wish I could capture and savor the experiences a bit better because as I’m getting older, I’m finding my mind isn’t as sharp as it used to be and my memory not so great.
SO! Since I’m up late tonight (once again!), I’ve decided what I need to do, in order to do what I used to do, is to just do it! (huh?) I used to post. I used to write down my thoughts. I’m doing it now. And I’m feeling pretty good.
I feel like I’m on the brink of a life change. I’m going to start posting again. I’m going to the gym again one of these mornings. I’m doing more drawing. I’m drinking more water!
Starting Thursday! because tomorrow I have a deadline.