Life Lately: Changing Seasons
Hello everyone! It’s just been one of those weeks, where you seem to be running the entire time, but when you get to Friday, you look back and are not really sure what you did, since nothing seems to be checked off of your list, and yet you know that you were occupied with something during that time. . . Here it is already Friday, and I haven’t even had a chance to get a blog post up until now!
The past couple of months have really seemed to be very busy for me, for some reason. My photos from the past couple of months, when I looked through them, are mainly of a few things: snapshots of my artwork in progress, photos where I was testing out new photography techniques and playing with my lenses, and lots and lots of photos documenting this changing of seasons from Winter to Spring.
It feels like I am going through a bit of a “change of seasons” right now in my life too. Lately it seems like I have been running around in circles, trying to do everything, but not getting much accomplished. I seem to have lost my rhythm somewhere along the way, and in pouring more of my energies towards my artwork, (and starting a creative business) I have in turn been neglecting other areas of my life, like this blog, and my sewing and other crafts, and even, dare I say it, fashion.
I am finding it difficult to balance my all of my interests and responsibilities. By focusing more of my time into my artwork, I have taken my focus away from other things, like reading blogs, sewing, and crafting. I have tons of ideas of things I want to do- blog posts, clothes to make, illustrations to paint, hats to create, work to do, and the list goes on, but- alas- there are only 24 hours in the day. Finding the balance between all the things I want to do, and all the things that I can realistically do is hard. I’ve never been good at multitasking! I think I need to take some time to refocus and narrow down what is really important: the personal things I should be prioritizing, like studying my Bible, focusing on my health, being a good employee at my paid job, and even taking time for simple things like reading books (remember those things???).
Maybe I’m just feeling this way because I am tired and it is 11:30 at night and I am trying to get this blog post published before the clock strikes 12! So, before I risk rambling on ad naseum, I will just end this now. 🙂
Do you have a difficult time balancing all the things you want to do and don’t have time for? How do you find a balance between prioritizing the important things, and yet still enjoying the less important things?
Spending time on some new artworks, and a happy sight: a brand new pack of pens!
Always make some time for some tea and letter writing.
We got a Spring snowstorm, then a few days later saw these crocuses popping up at my Grandma’s house.
Testing out my 1.8 f/stop with a pencil box and Barbie. That blurred background is making me all heart eyes 🙂 ❤
Traveling, and trees and muddy country lanes.
April 1, 2017 @ 6:47 am
I feel exactly the same at the moment. So much so that I could have written this! I think it is the long winter season that has been dragging. Hopefully all of the creative ideas can finally be channeled in to actions and not just thoughts! We can do it!!!
April 1, 2017 @ 11:03 pm
I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling the same way!!! I think you are totally right- we are just waiting for Spring and it is coming slowly. . . I hope that you will be able to start getting your creativity back in full swing too ❤
April 2, 2017 @ 6:01 pm
Oh, the joys of a 1.8 f-stop! I love those shots of your pencil box and the Barbie–the blurrier the background, the better!
And I wish I had more waking hours to do all the things I want, as well! Nowadays I feel a little guilty whenever I pick up a book because I feel like I should be more “productive.” I hope you’re able to find some balance in your life!
April 3, 2017 @ 8:34 am
Thanks Devinne! I do love my 1.8 f-stop 🙂 I have been wanting a lens for quite a while, but never took the chance and got one. It was one of your posts about using a 50mm lens that made me decide to actually purchase one for myself. 🙂 And now I am wishing I had bought it years ago!!
April 4, 2017 @ 7:40 am
April 4, 2017 @ 3:41 pm
Thank-you Porcelina ♥
April 4, 2017 @ 7:43 am
I am not good at juggling and multi-tasking. Some days, I feel I am more productive than others. I used to work at a place where we had to write down what we did on a log sheet; it was in 10-minute increments. It was supposed to help us with time management. Ha! It didn’t help me. It felt like I was logging more than I was working. lol
I just do what I can. And I do feel better when I take care of myself, be it physical, mental or spiritual needs. I try to fill the need to be creative whenever I can. IMHO, I think you do a fine job of “getting things done.”
April 4, 2017 @ 3:45 pm
If I had to write down 10 minute increments I would have felt the same as you did about it. And probably gone crazy too!!!
Thank-you for your encouraging comment, as always. I think I just needed a bit of a break- which I got on the weekend 🙂