I've been thinking a lot lately about balance. Am I spending enough time with my kids, am I working hard enough, is the house clean enough? Enough already! I want to scream!
So, I'm going to share a story that is typical me and probably typical you too. One day last week, I was feeling really good. The house was somewhat in order, the blog was written and posted, and my other BPS work was on track. Later that evening, I decided to go to the gym. The kids wanted to go to the rock wall after I finished working out. Good mom points here, right? So, I get to the gym and start my workout and about 5 minutes in the phone rings. I didn’t recognize the number so I ignored it. Then a text pops up. “I have your dogs, Charlie & Shadow, I can only hold on to them for 10 min and then we are going to take them to the pound”. Then I hop off the bike, go to a quiet area and call the person who has my dogs. I explain that I am on my way. I pick up the kids from the childcare, run to the car, speed to the dogs, thank the couple that picked them up and go home. Then, I return to the gym with the kids to hit the rock wall (no work out time for me!) What a way to end a day!
If you are an optimist you picked up the good in this story, the house was somewhat in order, the work was done, the kids got to go on the rock wall and the nice couple held the dogs till I could get them. Yes, that is all good. But where is the balance here? Where is the “me” time? Notice I did not get my workout in?
This is typical of my life and I’m happy with it. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself without the craziness. But a little planning probably would have helped. Planning you say? How could you plan for that? Well, I confess, the dogs have jumped the fence before. And, we did go the very next day and bought a crate, one problem down.
Ok, I know you are wondering how I’m going to tie this crazy story to BPS? Well, as you know our philosophy is to fit your creativity into your busy life. Things will never be perfect and the timing will never be quiet right but you can find the time to capture your most important memories. I’m happy to tell you about Jen Mohler’s new workshop series: Saving Your Sanity. This series is all about planning and having fun doing it! Saving Your Sanity will help you organize your life, and manage your time, so you can truly enjoy scrapbooking. The first workshop in the series is Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations.
Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations will help you plan and organize the celebrations that you are hosting or attending throughout the year. You will learn to create handcrafted cards, invitations and party décor; as well as create gifts that can be given to those you are celebrating. It is time to learn a new way to approach celebrations that you experience each year; an approach that can rid you of unwanted stress and anxiety. Jen is a veteran BPS teacher and a firm believer that everyone can scrap more with less stress.
If you’d like to go to this class for free, here’s your assignment. We want to here your craziest party story. Share with us a party you gave or one that you attended where things didn’t go smoothly (names can be changed to protect identities). We will be giving away two seats in Jen Mohler’s Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations. Winners will be announced Wednesday, March 10th.
And since this is a class about celebrations; there is a special gift for this class. Everyone who register for Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations will get 50% off Jen’s Project: Save Your Sanity! Project: Save your Sanity is a self-paced class that provides an excellent foundation for the three upcoming Save your Sanity Workshops.
We look forward to hearing your crazy party stories!
Have a great week and remember there are still kind people in the world that will save your dogs (thanks again, to the nice couple who picked up Charlie and Shadow).
Charlie & Shadow (My fence jumpers)