Yes, I am one who takes on far too much in my life. I guess you could say I am one of those people who has a hard time saying, "No". Even though I have this struggle, I also know myself very well. I know that I work best when I am busy…too much free time and nothing seems to get accomplished. Yet, I know there is a happy medium between being busy enough to keep my work, life, and family flowing smoothly; and the absolute utter chaos that can occur when far too much is on my plate. It is within this happy medium that I strive to live my life, it is where I find myself to be the happiest and most efficient. I have spent the past year really trying to identify how I can best maintain my life without losing my sanity.
What I have learned the most over this past year is that the more organized I become, the more chaos stays away from my front door. As I re-organize different areas of my life I find I have more time to spend on what I enjoy. I am a better wife, mother, and friend when I have the time to be creative. I design with a simple style and love turning nothing into something. Creating scrapbook pages, home décor items, gifts, albums, and art rejuvenates my soul and that allows me to handle moments of chaos and insanity so much better!
I began designing the Saving Your Sanity series of workshops based upon my own need to have less chaos in my life, so that I could focus more on what really is important to me. I began to tackle areas in my life that I felt I have neglected the most. Celebrations sprang to the top of my list of areas I truly have neglected. I have found that everything must have a place; that is the first step to saving my own sanity. So, in each workshop this is the topic I tackle first. Simply knowing where you have put items relieves much stress. Throughout the rest of Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations the focus is on planning and preparations, creating handcrafted gifts and cards to give to the guest of honor, and creating a birthday celebration album.
This is a four week workshop that is full of sanity saving content, creative projects, pages, and albums, and many organizational downloads as well as exclusive art and product designed by me to make everything a bit easier along the way.
This month, Saving Your Sanity: Celebrations will kick off my new series, and it will be followed by Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel in June, and Saving Your Sanity: Throughout the Holidays in September. I am excited to teach my take on how to save your sanity this year at Big Picture Scrapbooking! If you are looking for a way to be more organized, create more gifts, pages, albums and projects, plus pick up some tips for saving your sanity in the process, then my workshop series will be a perfect fit for you. I hope to see you in class!
Thank you for sharing your stories. Very funny stuff! Our winners are Cindy Peterson and Lisa S. Cindy I know that you have already signed up for this great class and we appreciate it so we are going to give you one of Jen's other new Save Your Sanity Classes, Summer Travel or Throughout the Holidays. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can decide which one.