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Monday, October 29, 2012

This last week, I've been thinking a lot about stuff. You know, life stuff: stress and workload and goals and purpose and spirituality and relationships. And all this thinking has lead me to a realization... I think I've got too much on my plate.

I've always had this problem. I'm an overachiever and a perfectionist so I usually bite off more than I can chew. We all know where that leads - I can never be "great" at anything because I'm barely keeping my head above water.

Right now I'm working two jobs, trying (and failing) at writing daily posts for this blog, feeling guilty about not putting more time into my Etsy shop, and having serious issues with maintaining a social life. I've got zero free time to pursue the things I want - like writing or reading or painting. That makes me sad.

Over a year ago, this blog started as a way for me to chronicle my new life with Zach... mainly for my family and close friends. Somewhere along the way though, I decided I wanted to make it into something more and it became a lot more work. Now, it's become an extra burden on top of an already stressful life.

So, I think I'm going to take some of the pressure off myself for a while. I still love this blog - and I don't want it to die! But, I think in the next few weeks, it'll probably morph back into what it was originally: a place to update my loved ones.

If you're only here for the inspiration, hopefully I can make it up to you. I recently launched a tumblr site as a way to collect images I like (but that didn't seem to quite fit into my Pinterest.) That site is all photos - no words. So, if you just want to look at pretty pictures for a while (sometimes we just need that!) it's probably a good place to start.

Blessings. xoxo

* Photo of Zach and I at the Pumpkin Patch earlier this week.


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