{blog your heart: may…}

I have been waiting for Stephanie Howell’s Blog your heart for a while now. I have had this itch to write a really long blog post for sometime now, and this is best way to cleanse your mind. It’s like talking to your best friend on the phone for an hour :)

If you havent done this before, blog your heart is where you write whatever is on your heart. NO judgements. Read more here.

Here is how I am feeling of late…

1. Life is full. Life is fun. Life is precious. I feel blessed and I also feel like I need to do more in return. Balancing everything on my plate right now has been tough. But I am learning that I need to do everything in moderation :) I have two little girls at home with me all day. They pretty much eat up my every hour and its really difficult to get any task completed from start to finish. But I dont want to change a thing. They are just too cute and adorable and fill my days with joy! There have been many afternoons in the past two months, when I just sat on the living room carpet and played with them, read books to them, sang with them. Basically did whatever they asked me to. We have even had dinner on the carpet- family style :)

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2. I did a major overhaul of our house. Spring cleaning on steroids. From top to basement. Nothing has been spared. Moved my studio to the basement, and I have almost three times the space now. And I have created 2 playrooms for the girls and 3 play nooks. I have am in the process of decluttering, rearranging, redecorating and reorganizing our house/life. I am almost 80% done. And this has made me so happy!!!! Everytime you walk into a clean room you have to smile.

3.We are joining YMCA. Tomorrow. The decision has finally been made. I need somewhere where I get to take one hour of me time and the girls get looked after. I SERIOUSLY need exercise. Looking after our health is top priority now. We are talking a lot about health these days, coz my father in law isnt doing really well. And its very stressful dealing with it. And very scary. Makes you appreciate a lot of things you take for granted in life.

4. I have crafted a LOT in the past few months. I mean a lot. I had assignments, I had deadlines, I had submissions I wanted to make. I pushed myself too hard. I had way too many late nites- just me and my computer. And I was tired and grumpy. So I decided to step back, and take a break- I have had almost two weeks of no crafting- and it has been so easy on my brain. I was on an inspiration overload before. It has been nice to channel my energy into stuff around the house.

5. I kind of want to choose- am I cardmaker? am I scrapbooker? I dont know if I want to be doing both. I want to be creative, and cardmaking is so satisfying, easy and quick. But then I see the joy on my girls face as she goes through her First year scrapbook (the only album I have completely completed) and I know why I will never stop scrapbooking…

6. I didn’t take a big break from blogging- I need to blog because I love the scrapbooking community, the friends I have here. And I have been keeping up with everything on my Google reader too. My overload of crafting in the past few months came handy here- I have tons of projects to blog about in my stash now :)

7. That break I took from crafting- ends this sunday. And I have a clean expanded studio to play with this. More sneaks soon!

 

9 comments on “{blog your heart: may…}”

  1. Diana Albright

    I followed you here from the comments at Stephanie Howell’s blog and I just wanted to say hi. I love this post of yours, thinking of family dinners on the floor and how I am in desperate need of overhauling my house from top to bottom (or end to end as the case may be). I’m now following your blog on Google reader and look forward to reading more in the future. Have a great day! And have fun at YMCA with your girls :)

  2. nirupama

    You are going to love the Y. We started in January and it has been nice to have a place that watches them. We even played tennis just the two of us once! Sometimes the little one only lasts 18 minutes before they come get me. But at least it is something. Taking a crafting break sounds like a good idea too….but I just can’t right now ;) I don’t know what you’ll choose, you are such a talented cardmaker but I would miss your scrapbooks and pics of the girls. Take care and talk anytime :)

    ps- totally jealous of your fuse. I saw the previews right after I got a cameo…darn it.

  3. Claire T

    Love the fact that you are enjoying your girls. Sometimes I find that is hard. So much to get done and sucj limited time in which to achieve it. I guess the laundry really can wait. I love your scrapbooking pages btw so would be sad if you stopped them.

  4. Stephanie Howell

    I LOVE number one. And I am SO jealous of number two. Want to come over? HAHAHAH!
    Thank you so much for reminding me to do a BYH. I owe you a big hug.xoxoxo

  5. Sabrina S.

    Hi,
    Loved your post and what you say about your kids. Lucky them! Congrats on rearranging the whole house. Doesn’t it feel awesome?!
    Thanks for the free download on the sidebar, it’s really nice. I finally discovered your blog, and just registered for regular updates. Keep up the good work!
    Cheers from France

  6. Susan

    Hi Smitha, I totally get this post. Doing things in moderation is a serious struggle for me too.It is a joy to be with our little ones. As soon as they start school we are
    going to miss them. So then and now I deliberately try to slow down doing my stuff and spend more quality time with them.

    • Smitha

      Somedays, times just goes by dragging them around, feeding them, cooking and cleaning- and before you know it, its bedtime already! I am trying to find special time to sit and enjoy them :)

  7. Linda E

    I can totally relate to the cardmaker vs. scrapbooker dilemma! Don’t think I would be happy giving one up but it sure would be easier! Thanks for a great post!

  8. ARC

    wordpress ate my first comment but i’ll try again. i’m glad i found your blog, and totally get what you’re saying here.

    i just gave up doing custom orders in my etsy shop (after a long blog post about it!) because it just wasn’t how I wanted to spend my limited crafting time. I’m pregnant and due in october and have more personal crafty projects than I can fit in, so I wanted to focus on those. but it’s hard to walk away from a successful venture :(

    i’m not sure you HAVE to decide whether to be a scrapper or cardmaker. Just like anything else, it goes in cycles. And the supplies are mostly the same, right? :)

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