In October I wrote, in this post
Sometime during 2014 I realized projects weren't always about repurposing or creating. Projects change and grow in variety and size. My biggest project was my Dad.
Projects can morph into big jobs with responsibilities through love and family ties. 2 1/2 months down the road and the obligation is becoming less time stealing but still exists. Let me count the ways.
Eldest child, control freak, can do it best type person. Thats me. It has filled all the spaces throughout my life. I can 'fix, do, find, enable'. I am very good at enabling others. Time suck. I know this, I do, but this has, for some stubborn reason, not disappeared from my life. Another 'all about me' moment.
I think this has become my ah-ha moment on my definition of a project and my responsibilities. So, I am sharing. I did the sort, pack, move, settle in new suite. This time I told the truth to family, I can't do any more. Other family members are in charge of preparing the condo for sale (and there are some big issues to fix).
This year I will be working on putting my health and wellbeing first in my priorities. To do I need to be well. I know I need to slow down, drink more water, eat less sugar/carbs, move. I am finding my blogging voice, not by trying to specialize in furniture repurposing, or vignette creation or making/fixing but by being just myself. It isn't simple or easy to be oneself in a blog. It takes courage, honesty, carefulness, knowing when enough is enough, keeping privacy of others, being happy about writing. Sometimes a double rainbow does come into view.
Several blogging friends have been writing about over helping and wearing themselves out. Debbie Dabble wrote about that this week here.
I began to see a different trend in my postings in the last few months. A bit more personal, somewhat less project and vignettes and thrifted. Finding where I fit in the blogging world. Claudia @ Mockingbird Hill wrote about finding her blogging voice. So have many other blogger friends. Weaving life experiences.
One part of my blogging life is my job as a reseller in an antiques mall. I love that job, self employed, work and decisions are mine to make. In the coming year I need/want to spend more of my energy on my self selected job. I want to write about my booths and finds as Linda of Coastal Charms does. She shines. Granny Sue, a wonderful storyteller, now has several booths and I love reading about her finds, what she does to get things ready for her booths, seeing pictures of her booths. So many others too.
It is up to me to make changes.
No special word for 2015.
Thank you for visiting today.
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