Make The Time

Back when I was blogging on a daily basis I would often receive comments and emails asking how I "had time to do it all?" These comments always made me chuckle because "doing it all" or "having it all" is an illusion. What someone chooses to show on social media is only a piece of the picture that makes up their lives. Blogging regularly and posting projects didn't mean I did it all. It just meant that I made time to do those things.

After Penelope was born I would often lament to Ryan that there simply wasn't time to blog or make things or do anything other than laundry, grocery shop and prepare meals. All of my to do's were burying me. I had forgotten the one response I always gave when I was asked how I "did it all". Thankfully, Ryan reminded me. And he kept reminding me anytime I would feel sorry for myself.

People make time to do things that are important to them.

Isn't that so true? I enjoy reading so I make time for it. Daily scripture study and prayer are important to me so I make time for those things. But somewhere along the way over the last couple of years, I stopped making time to create and to document. I stopped making time to record. There were days that ALL I did was laundry. There were days that ALL I did was prepare meals. Sure, my list was getting checked off and my family was taken care of but I was neglecting an important piece of myself.


So one afternoon instead of staying home to check off another "to do" on my list, I went to the fabric store. I had an idea for a little blanket. I bought the fabric, came home and cut up the little squares then sewed them together. And you know what happened? I remembered what it felt like to make time to do something I wanted to do.

And I keep making the time.

14 comments:

  1. Such a great reminder. Thanks for sharing and I love the color scheme of the blanket.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much! I love the colors too.

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  2. Don't forget you have an amazing work ethic, too!

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    1. Oh wow, Ronise, that's so kind of you to say. xoxo

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