Happy Monday morning, everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was hectic, I suppose, but I made it through. Monday is always a good day for me, because it's a fresh start, a brand new chance to do my best. I'm also a morning person! So yes, I'm sure I'm very irritating to all you groggy I-hate-Monday types, but that's just the way I am.
I did however wake up this morning with a feeling of dread. I knew that my to-do list was going to be a mile long and I really didn't know if I would have the time or energy to get it all done. Then on top of that, my tummy is kind of achy this morning (probably from the birthday cake I ate yesterday, ugh), so knew I had to prioritize.
As much as I love doing my design work, the truth of the matter is, my home and my family comes first in my life. I think that should be true of everyone. If we all put our homes and families first, imagine how much nicer this world would be. Honestly, I wouldn't be very productive with my creative work anyway if I had that soul crushing feeling of knowing how much needed to be done weighing on me. It really helps my creativity if I have a clean slate, a clear mind to work with.
So for today at least, I'm working on cleaning, getting must-do home tasks done, and otherwise focusing on my home. If I get it all done early, then I'm going to work on my design work. I finished stitching my happy fall sign on Friday, and now I need to get the graph done and take pictures, etc. I need to get it done soon because I seriously need to start working on Christmas designs. Now that Annie's is coming to me and asking for patterns, I want to have some ready! That's way more professional (and less stressful) than saying, ugh yeah, give me two weeks and I'll make you something!
Have a great Monday everyone! I hope it's a productive day for you!