I've been really struggling lately with achieving balance in my life. My plate is always a little too full and at the end of the day I'm either totally exhausted, or something has been neglected. It's very hard to raise three kids, keep a house, write a blog and run a shop and do them all well. So I made a deal with myself. I'm going to get my priorities in shape - my kids (and husband) come first, my house comes next, and I will only work on my hobbies when I really truly want to work on them.
If I don't feel like writing a blog, I won't write one. If I don't want to craft for my shop, I wont. If it feels like a chore and will drain me instead of energize me, I just won't do it. I'm going to do my very best to keep things consistent. I'll try to keep to my weekly post schedule. But sometimes, I'm just going to miss a day (or maybe two). But please know - when that happens, it just means that my house is a little extra clean. My kids have been well snuggled. There's a hot meal on the table. These are luxuries that I all too often take for granted. So many people would love to have all the things that I have - all the things that often wind up on the back burner because I have something to write, or something to sew, or I'm soooo tired from writing and beading that I just have to nap. I spent 90% of Kids' Day Out this morning just cleaning the kitchen and making up beds. It felt amazing! I think I'm going to make it a habit :)