There’s life in the old girl yet. I say old girl not because I am, (we’re only as old as we feel, right?), but because that’s what one says when they find renewed energy. Kinda like when I say it’s bedtime to a certain extremely tired 10 year old and she suddenly finds the energy to cartwheel around the room.
It’s been 3 months since I blogged and in that time I’ve achieved the most weird and wonderful things. I’ve filled each day with work from the businesses my hubby & I run, I’ve successfully held another amazing retreat hosting 140 ladies during April, I’ve completed monthly taxes on time, I’ve attended rugby games, hockey matches, hiphop rehearsals and not panicked that I don’t have enough time if friends want to come over at the weekend AND I’ve completed some scrapbooking as well.
My personal scrapbooking is still in the form of a handwritten journal with doodled drawings and home printed photos.
Occasionally I draw on other stuff too. Like this envelope that held some money I owed someone.
And so it’s fabulous to find peace. You know the kind. Like when you reeeeally want that chocolate fix and stumble across not one but THREE Whittakers blocks of chocolate. And then realise they’d been in your home for the past 2 months. How it managed to stay undetected for so long I have no idea. It doesn’t matter, the point is, I’ve found that kind of peace.
Actually although peaceful, the past 3 months have been some of the most trying of my life. You know that thing that’s going around facebook at the moment saying how you never know the dirt someone’s being dragged through by their rosy appearance on facebook? Yea that’s me. It’s lucky I decided to set my travelling/teaching aside because I swear the big guy is dealing out all the crap to us right now. We all have times like I’m going through at the moment it’s just nice I can dedicate some time to dealing with it.
But then inbetween the shite, there is this.
My family watching my brother at Dirt Track late in April. Rough times have bought us all closer together.
and then there is some of this.
There were 22 of us that day including my grandparents, hanging out on Kariotahi beach.
And then of course, there is still some of this.
A sneaky peek at one of the kits I released last week.
So although a little quieter on facebook and the active scrapbooking front, I’m still here. I’m still hitting the gym hard, working during the day, (I admit a little bit of hayday play in there too – addicted much?), scrapbooking in the quiet times and doodling random pictures on envelopes. My goal is to keep the balance while blogging occasionally and keeping you up to date with new kits as they release.
Like these two… (click the link for details of my 2 new kits) .. enjoy.