Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Playing Ostrich

Wednesday seems as good a day as any to pull my head out the sand and say hello again.

I've always been someone who is easily overwhelmed. Sometimes, in the case of chocolate or creme brulee for example, this is wonderful. One bite or two spoonfulls and I'm in a blissful heavenly state. But...other times, I think it keeps me from fully realizing my potential in things or fully experiencing the present.

Whenever I start to get busy with my calligraphy or illustration projects, instead of being excited, I panic. "I've got a full-time day job. I'm planning a wedding. I to paint my toenails with glittery polish and read War and Peace. I just can't do it!" And Etsy site goes on "Vacation Mode". I turn away offers to do fabulous projects and end up sleeping my afternoons away in hiding.

Oh, and I neglect my blog. Why?

Why can't I learn to be "one of those people" who can balance tout le monde tout le temps?
So many of you out there in blogland seem to have perfected the work life balance thing with time left over to look super-cute and drink lattes on patios. I realize that's what's nice about blogging. We can choose only to share the lovely things and perhaps omit the pile of mail, the pile of laundry, the pile of piles.

But nevertheless, advice would be appreciated. And it's lovely to see you again. Perhaps we can share a latte. :)


  1. Welcome back and good to see you! No trick to balancing it here, that's for sure. I just plug along and try to get things done, and just freak out if I have too much to do. Sort of. My shop isn't too busy, and I try to do that stuff in the evenings, and I just try to get a few things posted to my blog a week but often end up doing more. Maybe try a once- or twice-a-week post for awhile, just to keep it going. Want to trade blog buttons? :)

  2. YOURE ALIVE!!! that is good. I totally dont balance it. It stressed me out beyond belief to keep the blog updated the past 10 days, I thought I would have all this time, and suddenly 10 days were over, and a ton of projects are left. I guess what I am saying is that you are not alone.