{create} But not EVERYTHING

I hope you had a wonderful New Years celebration! Chris and I had an amazing weekend alone in Luxembourg (pictures forth coming) and one of the main topics of conversation was what our goals for 2013 are. 2012 was an odd year filled with lots of transitions, waiting and laziness. Lazy has never been a word I would use to describe myself, nor do I think those who know me would ever use. But 2012 was a lazy year for me. Lazy blogging, lazy exercise, lazy creativity. Even while the year was progressing I knew I didn’t like how I was behaving but also felt like every time I would get up the gumption to make a change a transition would happen throwing me all off kilter again. I have missed my high energy, non-stop self and am determined to reclaim it this year. We didn’t wait for the new year to start but instead started the moment we returned home and I am already feeling happier, lighter, more myself. Having said THAT I am also going to be more realistic with myself instead of setting myself up for failure. I have set very reasonable extremely manageable goals. To go along with my fresh goals and a fresh year I wanted to share a little down load (I am hoping to offer more of them throughout the year… another manageable goal ha!)

Perchance you are as into prints as I am you can download an 8 x 10 printable of it HERE.

Cheers to a wonderful 2013!



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    Maren says

    Although I don’t comment on many of your posts, I do read and follow every blog post you’ve ever written. I think you are utterly amazing! I have to admit that I was kinda surprised by your latest post. I had to read it twice. Lazy? I mean, give yourself a little credit lady! Not only have you moved family of six to a new continent, but you did it with delays and unknowns. If you are like me your creativity goes in cycles. There are periods where I feel extremely creative and have so many projects I want to work on and can’t find enough time in the day to do them. But then, at other cycles it is hard to finish one project. It’s not necessarily laziness that prevents me but a tiredness or being worn out. Not physically tired but emotionally or mentally. Transitions take a lot out of you, even just one transition is draining. And in your case you’ve had multiple big transitions. I can imagine that you might have a bit of emotional and mental recovery time needed. It’s hard for me to get the creative juices flowing when I’m not mentally calm. If there are other demands, even though being creative is often an outlet for stress, it is still hard for me to find the capacity to do it. I wouldn’t call anything you do lazy! I would say, give yourself some love! Let yourself adjust and adapt to everything that is new. And once you have found that new rhythm, the energy and creativity will come back. In my experience it has taken up to a year to feel adjusted or comfortable after a change in life. So if anything, know that there are tons of us loyalist out there and will read your blog and updates whenever you post them. We love how you try to take on the world and hold yourself to a very high standard. But we also know that you are a devoted wife and mother and that is what we love about you. We love that you live life to the fullest and want to share it all with us. So we are patient. We will read everything, as you give it to us. But please, don’t ever call yourself lazy because that, you are not!

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      admin says

      I tried to find your email so I could respond to you in a more personal way but it was not linked in. So my fingers are crossed that you will read this one. I can’t thank you enough for your comment, honestly moved me to tears, right here at the computer. Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to read and most importantly thank you for your thoughtful sincere comment. I wanted you to know how much it means to me and that I soaked up every single word. That it made my day! Once again, thank you.

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    Emily Gean says

    I would never describe you as lazy!
    Adventurous, awesome, amazing. Definitely.

    I am grateful to be your friend, and for all you inspire me to do!

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