Saturday, January 19, 2013

Focusing on Life: Take Time Your Yourself (3/52 Photos)

This one may be the hardest yet. I have three kids and a husband. I do not get alone time. I try to bead something every night. It does not always work out that way. Usually when I sit down I am to exhausted to do anything. Or I am in a creative slump. So to grab time to relax is very hard to do. So as I sit down to start this blog post I am whirring ideas around in my head to see what I can actually accomplish.


So here I am Saturday Morning and have not had the time to slow down and take time for myself. The top post was started earlier in this week. Yesterday I had to run Mark to the ER, he has gout in his left foot. Then it was off to take my daughter, Mya to her first therapy session. Came home and rounded the family up for dinner and dishes, laundry, and then of to bed not one, not two but three times for the boys. By the end of the day, I was to tired to do anything and had lost my light.. I did make two set of earrings, photographed one in the bad lighting of my studio. 




These will be rephotographed and added to my etsy later. So on to what I will do for myself today. I will get my house cleaned, we have company coming tomorrow, And I will clean my studio. I shall be back with a followup post that will show what I actually did.

16 comments:

Patti Van said...

I agree - this prompt was the hardest one so far! But there is so much truth in it! Even 10 minutes a day to oneself - to readjust, to reprioritze - I am going to try so hard to do this! Cute earrings, by the way!

A Half-Baked Notion said...

These are very elegant and delicate, Stepha. Good for you for finding a little time to create!

Claire said...

i hope you can catch a breath when you bead...
and i hope hubbie's foot improves...
take care :)
[no. 13 this week]

AntiquityTravelers said...

Hope you can relax and bead more often! Your earrings are very pretty

Beti Horvath said...

Take a breath. And another, and another... See, some time for you!

Tanya said...

When everything settles, take some time. It is hard with little ones. Maybe when they are asleep?

Meeling said...

I hope you get a chance to catch up. Some weeks just seem to fly by with little or no time for anything.

Love the earrings!

(I'm #40 this week)

Annette Beanland said...

I remember how hard it was to take time for myself when the kids were growing up (they're grown and on their own now). I really hope you can find some time just for you.
The earrings are so pretty!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Lovely earrings and I hope you have a chance to take a few moments for yourself!

Laura Twiford said...

wow, if ever there was a person who needed this prompt this week, it's you! You have so much on your plate, it's easy to see why you don't get any 'me time" but to keep up and be happy I think it's necessary to carve out just a little time for you alone. Lovely earrings!

Alice said...

I remember those days with young children, when everyone needed you to do something for them and there simply wasn't any time left for you. Sometimes getting things picked up, cleaned up and put away is the only thing you can do for yourself and for your own sanity.

Your earrings are lovely!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job on the earrings that you created. It is tough to find me time When you have young kids. My boys are grown and on their own.

TesoriTrovati said...

Since your word is to be organized, this is not such a bad idea! I hope that you will take time to slow down and do something that is for you, to pamper yourself and not for anyone else. It is hard but oh so necessary! I can completely relate to all the running around! Enjoy the day. Erin

Karen Williams said...

I can imagine that it would be hard to find time for yourself with three young children and I'm impressed that you manage to find time to be creative. I hope you can continue finding even small blocks of time, just for yourself.

Shel said...

It's hard to take time for yourself w/little ones around and when they sleep, you probably do too - hope you'll get more time this week. Those earrings are beautiful by the way!!

LoriF said...

Hi Stepha....hope you did get the chance to do something for YOU this week...sounds like you need it! Wish I could take an hour of something for you so you could LOL