I don’t think I ever really learned how to take time for myself. Growing up I was always involved in a ton of activities. Dance, soccer, cheer, yearbook, ASB. I loved doing them all, but they were scheduled activities. I don’t really remember ever doing much of anything when I had down time at home except watch TV.
Growing up with my hubby allowed me to have special insight into his love of video games. Love, obsession, addiction, what’s the diff?
While he’s definitely learned what an appropriate level of video game love is, and I’ve learned to accept that he will always be an overgrown kid, I’ve also learned the value in having something that is just “you time”.
But there’s always dishes to be done, laundry that (still) needs to be folded, outgrown clothes that need to be packed away. While logically I know that I can’t do it all, and a happy me makes a happy mommy, it doesn’t mean I can put the soap down and do something else easily. There’s been so much that I’ve had to do, that it’s been forever and a half since I’ve gotten to do something that I’ve wanted to do. But isn’t that how it always goes?
Now that LJ has started school, I’m determined to reclaim some ME time. Get to all the projects I’ve been dying to do around the house, unpack those last few boxes, and create again.
A few weeks ago I did do my giant canvas pictures to fill up the enormous 2 story blank wall that is our living room.
An old picture that no longer works in our house became an awesome board to display all of LJ’s artwork (if he ever does any!) from school.
I’ve sanded and stained the board to create one of those giant rulers that I’ve seen a million + 1 times on Pinterest.
While I’m sure I’ll never get to it all before this kid comes or I change my mind, there’s a few projects that I’m excited enough about to force myself to get them done. Paint the kiddo’s dresser, recover our ottoman, make a cushion for our new window bench seat/bookshelf.
Next up on the list: killer picture frames for my still packed in boxes photo wall.
Now I just have to decide which stencils to do! I’ve narrowed it down to these three but only want to do two. Which ones do you vote for?
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