Well, that’s the plan at least.
Simplifying my Life, not my decor.
Often when you hear that word, thoughts go to decorating styles.
This is not really my goal.
Yes, there are areas that need it, such as closets, office, garage, etc.
But for now, I’m more concerned with Simplifying my life.
For the past year or so I have felt so stressed.
Some days are better than others, but looking back over 2012, Stressful is the main word that comes to mind.
That is no way to live, so something has to be done.
The thing is, a lot, not all but a lot of the stress is my own making.
I’m spreading myself too thin.
Trying to take on this and that, while still needing to finish 500 other things.
This needs to stop.
And that is just what I “plan” to do.
I want to get back to enjoying my home.
For way too long I really haven't.
I’ll do this or that, but it doesn't feel good because I’m too stressed, feeling like I need to finish so I can move on to other things.
Plus I have a real problem about feeling guilty about silly things.
If I’m not able to get something done because I was busy with this or that, at the end of the day, I feel guilty about it.
How crazy is that!
Like my website, for the past year I have barely been on it.
Not many new items listed, no tweaking, no playing around with it, nothing.
It just sat, which made me feel guilty because I was wasting the money I spent to have it up for the year.
So, that was my first decision.
Come February when my yearly hosting fee is expired, I will be closing it down.
I do still own the URL address and have no plans on giving that up after owning it for the past 9 years.
Instead I have decided to link it to my blog.
From there anyone who is interested can find my items for sale on Etsy and my selling blog.
I decided to keep the selling blog because its free and it gives me a place to sell newer items that Etsy doesn't allow.
Another thing I did, I closed down my booth.
Yes, the one I just opened a couple of months ago.
The rent was too high, I felt overwhelmed to try to fill it with more and more.
What started as Fun quickly became anything but.
I may open another one somewhere else in the Spring but for now I’m done.
I do plan on continuing to blog.
I could never walk away from all the wonderful friends I have made through the years.
My presence may be sporadic at times though.
When I have free time I’ll be on visiting all my favorite blogs, when I have something fun to share I’ll be posting.
The thing I am going to be working on though is not feeling guilty when life gets in the way and I end up staying away longer than expect.
I have a problem with that, Guilt, if I don't check in or don't post.
I’m sure some of you understand what I’m talking about and maybe even agree with me that its silly to get stressed over such things.
Blogging is to be fun, to be a place to relax, a place to talk and visit.
I'm sure all of you understand and some have experienced at times, life gets in the way.
I do hope that you all decide to stick with me, continue to follow along with me on this journey of taking back my life.
One thing I have decided to join in on is a Pay It Forward that Mandy @ Bittersweet FolkArt Primitives was hosting.
I know, Simplify Tam!! :) Heehee.
But I have all of 2013 and I do love sending surprises in the mail, so no pressure here.
Any who, back to the Pay It Forward…
2013 Creative Pay It Forward....
the first 5 people to comment on this post stating “they would like to Join In” will receive something from me sometime this year.
I don't know yet what it will be???
Maybe a handmade creation, or a prim candle, or a decorating book, ???
Just what ever comes to my mind or spirit.
I can promise that it will only be a type of item that I would want to receive myself.
There is one small rule and then one catch to this offer.
The one rule is…
This is open to USA and Canada bloggers only. Sorry but international shipping has gotten outrageous.
As for the “Catch”…
The first 5 people to request to be included must make the same offer on their blog and follow through with the giving.
*You must say you want to join in on the PIF in order for your comment to be counted.
Lets spread a little Love this year, my friends.
What do you say??
Wanna join in??
Thanks so much for stopping by and listening to me babble on. :)
I do treasure all of you more than words can express.
Take Care and Talk Soon,