Disclaimer-this post will have no pictures, you may get bored and leave, but I’m going to type away anyway. Its cathartic, or something.
I am laying on my super comfy mattress with my snuggly kitty, while at the same time lie a pile of dishes to be washed, a pile of laundry to be folded, a pile of thank you cards to write as well as two paintings to complete, and an extensive art history test to study for. Whew! When I have more to do than I feel I can handle I tend to make it worse by shutting off and not touching any of it. Am I the only one with this problem? You get so overwhelmed that you sit and stare at stuff on the internet and pretend the to-do list isn’t there? I am perhaps the worst ever. To my credit I did go to school, work, and the doctor today so I wasn’t completely useless.
My point is saying all this is, I want to be able to do it all. Not just my current to-do list but everything I want to accomplish. I want to be a better blogger, learn to knit, finally get my apartment put together and be able to cook dinner more often. Can’t forget the biggest one of all, WORK OUT! I probably have not seen a gym in six months, which is really terrible according to my bathroom scale. All these shortcomings have made me feel inadequate. Looking at pinterest is especially bad because I just wonder how other people have time for all this stuff and I don’t. I am obviously really bad at time management. I am not writing this to complain. I actually really love my life, I am extremely lucky. I guess I am writing this because just getting all these thoughts out of my head is helping me feel better already. It’s kind of amazing what a release writing can be.
There is sort of a curse in being a creative type of person (I am sure some of you can relate to this), where your mind won’t shut up with ideas and projects you want to start. I have the hardest time falling asleep because of this. I get flooded with images that are stuck in my head and I have to get them out or I will go crazy. That is why I love to create things so much. I have to constantly purge my brain of all the “stuff” in there. So, when I can’t find the time to be creative and start projects that I want to do, I have the hardest time concentrating on the stuff I NEED to do, like homework and chores. It sounds like a losing battle doesn’t it?
So, I have come up with a simple plan so I don’t overwhelm myself with all these expectations I put on myself of “doing it all”. I am going to make sure I get done at least ONE thing that I HAVE to do and ONE thing that I WANT to do. That alone will be more productive than when I shut down and end up getting nothing done. I am writing this on the internet because If I just think the plan, it doens’t feel like it’s really that set in stone. It’s easier to hold yourself to a goal in writing, even if only two people read it. Right?
It’s time to focus on what I CAN get done instead of what I can’t.
Hey guys! I have been pretty absent lately and have a lot of posts to catch up on. Finals were a nightmare this time around. All that work paid off though, I got straight a’s! That does not happen people. One more semester and I am done! I have also started a new job as a designer for a small company and that has kept me pretty busy. I have an awesome boss and co-workers. I have had a pretty great Christmas break. I loved getting to spend christmas with Tj. Our parents weren’t around (mine were off having a blast in Rome) so we had a pretty lo-key sibling dinner.
One of my favorite highlights of the break was going to Gardner village with my best friend Tasha and her Husband. If you don’t live in Utah and don’t know what that is, Gardner Village used to be a town but has been converted into little shops. They also have the best restaurant ever called Archibald’s. Their fried green tomatoes are to die for. I don’t know of any other place you can get those. I always get the chicken cordon bleu because it is just way too good to try anything else. For dessert we had White chocolate bread pudding which was unreal. I should have taken pictures of the food but we ate it too fast.
I wanted to take some christmas-y pictures but it took a few tries before tj would smilie for the camera. Yep, my husband is 5 years old.
attempt #4-Score!Tashie and Brent are great company These creepy elf people displays were everywhere. I am sure they come alive at night and do creepy things. I wanted a pony ride, but I guess I am too big.
Gardner Village really decks the place out for Holidays. I felt like we were in a storybook Christmas village. I hope you all are having a great Holiday! I am bummed it is time to take down the trees. They really cheer up this bitter cold weather.
Fontspiration is my new word. Deal with it. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite free fonts, aw conqueror, as well as some wise words from a wise lady. It comes in a bunch of different styles and they are all fabulous. The best kind of fonts are free fonts! You can download it>>>>>>>>HERE. Enjoy!
This past saturday I had the opportunity to attend Blogger’s beauty night out. It was hosted By Gentri Lee at her new salon A La Mode studios. I was pretty nervous to go because this was something I had never done before and I didn’t know anyone (apart from reading their blogs), but I decided I should do something outside of my comfort zone. Which is very unlike me but maybe I am turning into an adult or something. Afterwards I was so glad I went. All the women were so friendly and it was great to meet people that had the same interests I did and talk about blogging with them.
Tonight: Miss Gentri Lee’s blogging party! So excited to meet the bloggers and have some girly fun.
Next week: The Bijou Market in provo. There is always so many beautiful handmade things and I wish I could take everything home! They are also having a giveaway on their blog, so go enter!
Next Month: Les Miserables will be playing in theaters on Christmas day! Les Mis has always been one of my favorite musicals. I love the old movie but I am excited they are making the musical version. Anne Hathaway is going to be bomb. Even the trailer gives me chills.
This little guy’s name is Octavious, but Gus Gus for short. He is pretty freaking adorable. Don’t be fooled though. He will sit on your laptop and prevent you from getting any work done. He loves to attack your fingers and toes at all hours of the day. He also has stinky cat food breath and climbs up the drapes.
He does have some endearing qualities too though. Did I mention he’s adorable? He is incredibly entertaining and loving when he’s not trying to bite my toes. He will only sit right under my chin like a little kitten scarf. Not the most comfortable thing ever, but Its super cute so I don’t mind. This little terror is a lot of work but I love him.
update: better than anything pumpkin cake was good, but didn’t taste very pumpkin-y I would add nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter next time I make it. The pumpkin donuts however, were PERFECT and I could eat them every day of my life.