Life is busy. I would venture to think that it has always been that way. I would guess that even Eve, clear back in the beginning of time, thought she was busy. A whole different kind of busy – just figuring out how to do laundry and cook without anyone to show her how was probably enough to fill her days for a long time! I wonder if she had a struggle finding ways to balance everything out?
I like KariAnne’s story about how they ‘jumped’ from the business of the city to the slower life of the rural countryside.
Sometimes I need to step back from something – not take on so much – slow down a little. Finding the proper balance of business is an art I have not yet mastered. I try to slow down, I try to say ‘No’ more often but it seems I just stay busy busy busy! How about you? Do you find you have more on your plate than you really want? Do you struggle with deciding what is the most important?
How much of me do my kids really need? How much are they just being too demanding? Where is the balance between giving them the attention and affection they need and them controlling me and everything I do?
In some ways having a sewing/blogging business has been the best thing I could have done for my family. In some ways I can think maybe I should just throw in the towel. It’s all in finding the balance. And I’ve already said I’ve not mastered that!
A lot of the time I can work on my sewing to-do pile around school, laundry, meals, etc. But sometimes a deadline looms and I have to give the project all I’ve got. Sometimes I work ‘on location’ and I’m gone for several hours or most of a day. It is the times that I’m going at it full force that I can wonder if I’m ruining my kids! Because, of course, that is when they are the most demanding and ‘need’ me for all sorts of things they never thought of when I wasn’t in a time crunch!
****projects are all from the past several weeks – stuff I hadn’t found time to post about :)****
Sew a Fine Seam
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