As I sit at my computer, I find myself wondering, "Is the title of this blog only addressing my lack in updating my blog posts?"
While I do apologize in not writing and updating those who take the time to read my posts,, I have to say that really, when I think about it, the answer is definitely "no". I (like many people, I'm sure) look back on the last hectic couple of months and wonder what actually got done. While I'd like to say that everything I planned to do was completed, I need to take my head out of the clouds, take a step back, and re-evaluate.
I have always been a firm believer in "lists". There is nothing more satisfying then methodically crossing out each item on a piece of paper. No, I cannot create a list on my phone...to me, it has to be on paper. My mind is constantly reeling with never-ending "to-do" list, as a mother, crafter, and personal growth/goals as well. Last week, I sat down and finally decided to take a break to list some updated goals and get them DONE! Here are a few fun things I have planned...
First thing on the list...update my tutorials on both the new Cricut Design Space 2.0 (due out soon) and the amazing IPAD app (available soon as well). The Cricut team has done a wonderful job listening to their customers and have made the software easier, faster, and exciting. With a new software, I must keep up and hope to make my tutorials even "cleaner", more professional, and easy to understand
I have also found myself creating some fun projects and I will be setting some time aside to make tutorials for them, so keep an eye out!
There are so many things I miss doing that I've added to my "list". I need to spend some quality time with my daughter and husband, eat healthier, exercise more, etc., but I also need quality "Tracy" time. I miss drawing, painting. I miss....creating.
Believe it or not, I have also created a "Not to Do" list.. This has been more or less a mental list, but still valid regardless. I need to NOT second-guess myself. I need to stop worrying that something I say or do will be taken the wrong way. I need to NOT feel "sub-par" in comparison to some who maybe are a little further ahead of me. All will come, I have no doubt.
With that, I challenge YOU to make a list if you have not done so already. Sit down and really think through what you really would like to do as a mother, crafter, gardener,....whatever you consider yourself to be. Do you need to finish a scrapbook that has been half-done for six months? Do you need to re-organize your craft room? What can you do to make your life easier or happier? Don't like to-do lists?? Think about what you have already done!
As far as my other items to do, I will myself to be diligent in making sure that a few items are marked off each day. This list will never be completed as I am constantly adding on to it. However, what would I do if it was??