When Life Gets You Down

This photo is not my normal quality or style, but I thought these cards were perfect for today’s post. I’ll link the supplies I used below. Keep a lookout for more proper tutorials in the future.

It’s true. I’m way behind on my editing, photography and even filming. With a two week long family reunion and now a house full of three sick little ones, life is not going exactly the way I had in mind.

No matter how much I plan, organize, and prepare, I find that life always seems to have these little unpredictable pockets creep up on us. Historically these times would increase my anxiety and cause me to stress out. “Oh, no!” I would think, “I’m so behind. I need to stay on track.” I would be disappointed in myself for “dropping the ball” and wouldn’t give myself a break, but I’m learning to relax.

I knew I would be a little behind after the family reunion and was planning to jump into card making and editing full force, but my kids need me. Rather than being frustrated and trying to “get it all done” I’m allowing myself to step back and focus on what’s really important. My kids need extra attention and being up with them most of the night, my “card time” is being used up with naps for me and my husband. And it has made a world of difference.

I’ve also had time to reflect over the past couple of days – to reflect on the most important things. To get into writing why I make space for creating cards and sharing the card making process, to enjoy the extra snuggles, and, most of all, to extend myself some grace.

I’m not sure when I’ll be able to edit those videos sitting on my computer. Hopefully I’ll have some time this weekend. In the meantime, thank you for your patience as I pour a little extra TLC into my family.

Are you ever too hard on yourself? Where do you tend to set the bar ridiculously high in your own life? Where do you need some extra grace?

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