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Friday, April 18, 2014

A teeny, tiny wish of mine ~

I wish I didn't think so much about what I NEED to do.
I wish I would just do SOMETHING rather than be
overwhelmed with all that's racing through my mind
that should be done.

There is a fine line between CHORES....
and doing things you really LOVE doing.
Chores are things like cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, washing clothes,
washing bed linens, cleaning out clutter from closets, etc. an on and on and on.

I come from a long line of "do your chores first, then do what you enjoy" folks.
Well....that seems to create a lot of inner turmoil for me!
Because those "so called" chores are NEVER ENDING!!!

So if I were to always, always yield to the fact that they needed to be done,
I would NEVER get to the good stuff.

And sometimes it paralyzes me.
I have some projects that need attention around our home
that need to be taken care of so guess what???

I freeze.
So I guess I need to address this issue so I can create again.
Do you understand where I coming from?

Happy Good Friday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


suziqu's thread works said...

I understand completely where you are coming from Dawn but it's like the chores will always be there and no matter how much we attend to them there are always more so I have a cut off point where I know it's time to feed my soul even taking the phone off the hook if necessary and allow time for self nurturing so we are able to be positive around the ones we love.

Hope you cherish some time for self nurturing over Easter and spend some loving time with your family too!

Sending love and Easter hugs,

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, When creativity is in your blood, time doing what you truly love is essential. Finding that balance...well, that my friend is something we all struggle with. Do what you love, it makes you a better wife, mother and grandma...'cause when Mama is happy, everyone's happy! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter. Love, Penny

Tamara said...

Hello Dawn..
I was surprised to read your post.
That is exactly how I've been feeling. Overwhelmed and pretty discouraged. I hope your wish comes true and that you can get some of those chores done as well as have some lovely creative time. You are so talented and your creations so unique and gorgeous! Saying a little prayer for you for peace and a blessed Easter weekend.

Theresa said...

Yes ma'am, I totally understand! My chore list is never-ending! I have so many things to do, getting ready for Easter and a Shower that I am hosting. It doesn't leave much time to do things I WANT to do:) Enjoy your Easter weekend dear Dawn, HUGS!

Vee said...

Yes. However your "good stuff" is part of your livelihood so it is important perhaps even to the point of priority. Nothing like a meddling friend to stick her oar in. I really do enjoy FlyLady's methods and have had to resort to them again recently.

A blessed Easter weekend to you and your family!

Karen B. said...

Sweet Dawn,
it is as if you were speaking about me. Some times you really have to just stop and do what you need to do for yourself. That means let the chores be for an hour or two and sit yourself in your studio and create! I am not saying do it all the time but once in a while do it! It will put a smile on your face and in your heart.
many hugs and much love,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Devonshire1212 said...

Thank you so much for your admission, Dawn. It's so good to know I'm not alone on that feeling. It's funny how we knew as kids when work was really finished and fun time started and had no problem comprehending the difference and would go on to fun stuff totally unencumbered by "have to dos"! As an adult the lines have become blurred. All I see sometimes is what needs to be done! I'm a bad one for not seeing my accomplishments. Paralyzed? Oh please! Sometimes to the point where I can't make a decision on what to I do nothing. I think of all the beautiful things I could be creating now...except I'm hosting for Easter and the bathroom needs cleaning, floors Swiffed, etc. May we both learn again when it's time for chores to end and fun time begins...without the guilt of not getting enough done! Thank you for sharing!

Desires of the Heart said...

You are not alone Dawn....I think many of us creative types struggle with this issue. I always thought when my children were raised and out on their own, I would tons of time to create and do what I want to do......alas, that is not exactly true. There is still laundry, cooking, cleaning bathrooms, etc. It never ends. But lately, I am trying to just call a "time out" and spend a whole day in my studio. It is so true that we are better at everything else if we take time out to make our hearts a little happy. I hope your Easter is blessed with your family. Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, Dawn, been there ~ am there! It doesn't help either when you have a husband who looks intently up or in corners or at light fixtures and, of course, finds the dust or cobweb you missed. Or the dog that will insist on shedding so you have to vacuum again even though you just did it yesterday. I've been doing one or two things that have to be done and then do something I want to do. Even if it is just taking a walk.

Sandra Visser said...

I always have so many things on the go and yes every once in awhile I feel snowed under and stressed then nothing gets done. I find if I force myself to finish a small item then I feel better and off I go again.

Twinkle Terrior said...

That is so funny! I think most of us gals can relate! And then- once I actually do what I'm aint that bad LOL

maggiegracecreates said...

standing over here waving and saying ME TOO !! ME TOO !! and it causes me so much turmoil too. then nothing gets done.


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