A Summer Review

No surprise that the summer has passed by so quickly for me. What about you?

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I spent half of summer in the USA with family and the other half, split up with the beginning trying to prepare for the big trip with my baby/toddler son and the other part trying to recuperate when we returned to Italy!

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I had a great time back in Southern California and took another vacation in Austria with the hubby… and now that Fall is settling in… it’s really time to jump back on the horse, so to speak. I feel as if I’ve been sliding off all year and at some point have just been laying on the ground, staring at the sun. Does that make any sense, at all?

It’s a weird feeling, suffice to say.

It’s Labor Day for folks in the USA, but it’s also the first of the month when a reminder pops up on my calendar to take stock of the past month. Billing, taxes, analytics, reflection, planning – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do you regularly check-in with yourself?

Ultimately, I realized that motherhood has taken over my life as my days from start to finish are all about my boy and how he feels and what he needs. Everything else is secondary and even when there are attempts to take time for myself, it’s really like take a breather, a slight pause, not really time where I can get down and serious with my ambitions and interests.

Let’s just say I am still struggling when it comes to creating art with parenting responsibilities.

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The other issue is that I can’t even decide what I want to tackle when there are chunks available to me. I end up tidying up my studio or fixing some computer issue. I’m obviously in a state of avoidance. Journaling and sketching has been on an all time low for me.

In reflecting on all this, I realize that nothing will change, if I don’t make a change. Duh! The key is small, tiny, baby (hah, a pun!) steps. Little progress is still progress. I just need to figure out how to do what I want to do, in small chunks. There will never be the luxury of hermit art days… it’s just not going to happen with my current lifestyle.

Create something, every single day.

Perhaps a bit broad, but I think you get the point. It’s like building up momentum. I happened to organize my old journals and it did pick me up to see all that I have created before. Hey, I can do this… just need to get back to it. I suppose, it’s back to school for me this September.

What have you been up to this summer? Are you satisfied with your accomplishments? Looking for more? What will your action goal be this month? Would love to hear how you make time and motivate yourself to create!


Blog Parade Link-Up: September 2014

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Happy September 2014!

This is the monthly blog parade link-up so we can check-in every month to share the work we have been creating. Every step forward, no matter how small counts! Blog about your latest and greatest and share the DIRECT link to your blog post below.

On social media feel free to use hashtag #bplinkup

Can’t wait to see what you have been up to!



Austria

Currently vacationing in Austria and even though there have been rainy days, it does make everything so green and lush. Beautiful views all around…

I just need to soak up some R&R with family!

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Blog Parade Link-Up: August 2014

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Happy August 2014!

This is the monthly blog parade link-up so we can check-in every month to share the work we have been creating. Every step forward, no matter how small counts! Blog about your latest and greatest and share the DIRECT link to your blog post below.

On social media feel free to use hashtag #bplinkup

Can’t wait to see what you have been up to!



Summer Vacation

This past month I’ve been on vacation, visiting family in Southern California and road tripping it, just like my childhood days. It’s been really fun and wonderful to be able to show my little boy the sights in Western America. I love passing through the many national parks in the area… just beautiful scenery all around. America the beautiful…

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The little guy was darn well behaved – as much as can be expected – for such a long road trip. We drove over 3,000 miles by the end of our 1 week trip. Wowsers! Now it’s getting back into a slow groove at home with my parents and visiting with friends and family. I must admit that everything else has been on hold and slow moving… as I’m completely distracted!

That’s summer vacation for you…


Blog Parade Link-Up: July 2014

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Happy July 2014!

This is the monthly blog parade link-up so we can check-in every month to share the work we have been creating. Every step forward, no matter how small counts! Blog about your latest and greatest and share the DIRECT link to your blog post below.

On social media feel free to use hashtag #bplinkup

Can’t wait to see what you have been up to!



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