The thing about weekends that I love is the pace change up. Everything seems a little bit more laid back, a little bit more chill. Donuts are not a normal Tuesday breakfast, but Saturday? Perfectly acceptable. Pajamas are completely appropriate at 12:14pm and reading is a must.
We like to explore on the weekends too...find new things, eat new food, see new sites. I love the extra time we get because all other responsibilities are for the weekday.
Weekends to me mean extra time to think...
Sometimes life feels like a hamster wheel and I hate that feeling. This summer has brought so many fun adventures and new things and I love that, but in other ways I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Home, Etsy, kids, school, meals...things can add up fast and I feel like I need a break from something...like I'm unfocused because there's too many things on the table right now.
I've decided to close my shop for a while...focus on other things. I have so many ideas and my brain never seems to stop in the creating part of it, but I feel like it's something I have to do. Tentatively, I'm thinking about a big reopen sign in October. But that too could change.
I've been praying for God to show me which direction to go...where my talents lie. I feel so uncertain sometimes. I have ideas and aspirations but I also have three kids that need me. When I am sitting at my sewing machine sometimes I feel so guilty...I wonder if it's worth it right now. I have some other ideas in the works that I feel better suit my family and my needs for the time being. I feel like God might be leading me in a different way. In the meantime while my shop is closed, I'm really going to streamline my items that I decided to create. Something's gotta give.
That feeling when someone seeks you out to do custom work or when a magazine decides to feature you...twice(!).. it's so awesome...I love it. So it's hard to take a break, but sometimes the hard stuff is synonymous with the right stuff and you have to just do it anyway.
So...on August 5th, I'll be closing up shop for a couple months which means I need to clear space on my shelves for new stuff.
I want to offer 30% off everything in my shop so I can clean off the shelves a bit.
Right now I have a long trip to plan for, school plans to organize, and a house to clean. I also have some fun posts in the works as well as something I've been working on that I can't wait to share. The Happy Day Challenge is taking a little break as well. I feel like I can't have weekly deadlines right now or I just might burst into little pieces...and self-induced deadlines are the worst, so I'm cutting some slack for my little ol' self.
Whew. Can you tell I've been thinking a lot? Do I sound super deep and serious?
Ok, so don't forget 30% off everything in my shop til the 5th use the code SUMMER12...and how about those hydrangeas? You should know I stole them from a bush beside the clubhouse where I work out. I clipped them off with little scissors and half ran, half fast walked them back home trying to hide them with the side of my body...it wasn't working. It was funny though...it was raining. I'm sure no one saw me right???
Happy Monday, peeps.