I’m back after trying to figure out how to balance my life. I’ve been trying to engage in things that are meaningful and purging those that are less fulfilling. I am truly finding a balance of what matters most and learning the all important lesson of saying NO!
I can say that as I have been soul-searching I have been thinking about ways to rise and shine with a warm heart. I am happy to report that it has been an interesting journey.
I have taken on the responsibility of teaching my five year old. It has been the most rewarding job. She is such a joy to teach even in her most opinionated moments. I am so proud of her. She has learned many things and is now learning to read and write. She is even spelling three letter words. I thought that the task would be too difficult and overwhelming for her beings as though she has only been five years old for two weeks. Boy was I WRONG!!!
Lately I have been thirsting for more creative outlets. I have been indulging in mixed media arts via designing journal pages, collecting interesting items to enhance my journaling as well as making lists. YES!!! I am beginning to make lists. I actually enjoy it and looking forward to incorporating lists into my art. I have also gotten back into makeup artistry as I should. I actually make my face daily and have been featured at a few makeup parties. It’s been great!! AT this point in my life I am looking forward to recording these displays of creativity. So I am trying to convince myself that my life will consist of more pictures and video footage. I truly dislike the fact that I don’t record life’s moments on film/video (as much as I should). I must get better!!
Organization. Ugggghhhh!!! I say that I want to be completely organized by 11.30.11. That leaves two weeks. I don’t think I will be able to complete this goal but that an extension of 12.31.11 would be ideal. Good news: MY CLOSET IS ORGANIZED!!! Now that in and of itself is a major success.
I am patiently waiting to move! I am surprising myself as to how patient I have been or maybe I am dreading having to pack. Anyway, I have been purging/organizing for a smoother transition. I am looking forward to an in-home studio as well as a FAMILY CLOSET. (We kind of have a slight **cough cough** addiction to clothing.)
Now back to making lists. I guess it would be fitting to include one in this entry. So here goes it!
- addicted to Reality TV. (I know…I’m late! I guess I never really cared as much before.)
- registering for Spring classes (grad school)
- enrolling in another school (second Master’s)
- spending more time with family (in PA & MD)
- looking at colleges with oldest child
- planning more opportunities to travel
- taking the kids to London for my son’s senior year of high school and because my 5th grader has the most beautiful British accent
- thinking about life in a whole new way
- learning to love more (that’s to include myself)
- communicating with loved ones more often
- attempting to live without so much stuff
Well there you have it!! That’s my life in broken thought. Until later…