It's starts with something as easy as writing a thank you note or returning a phone call or saying that I'm going to really do something and actually doing it.
Sure, their are obstacles that get in my way and there are about a thousand excuses I could make, but the bottom line is that I just need to do it.
Maybe I'm over booking myself - this is always a problem. Or maybe I just need to DO instead of WANT TO DO... those are two very different things.
I think Pinterest has a lot to blame for always feeling like I'm WAY behind the ball. I see how people craft and spend time crafting with their kids or making something really great for their house and then I think that I'm completely failing for not doing the same thing. Seriously, that is crap. You aren't a good mom because you craft for your kids or with your kids, but Pinterest makes you feel less of a mom when you aren't. Don't get me wrong, I have hundreds of pins that I would love to accomplish, but who has that kind of time.
How did this feeling come about or why am I talking about it now? Well, because I was cranking out some really great shirts for a gift, Coen and a friend and I was saying to my husband about how I wanted to try and sew a few other things. He then said... "Or you could finish the book sling for Coen." Felt like a hammer on my head and it even took me a second to remember what the heck that was or where it was. Anyway. I've decided to set small goals and DO THEM.
Today, my small goals are:
- start a bank account for Emie
- take books to my sitter's house
- send thank you notes that are stamped
- drop off shirt to TM & JW
As for the books slings? Well, I'm going to put them on my list to accomplish before Coen turns 2 years old. That way I don't let myself down when I forget about them in an hour.