Monday, April 16, 2018

Prioritizing My Life

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!


  1. Hello Julie

    Sometimes we must make time for the most important things in our life. When the priorities get messed up, then our whole lives get messed up. Family always comes first after God. Unfortunately in today's world too many times people get this all wrong.
    Work and friends can NEVER come before family or God! If people prioritized correctly, we wouldn't be seeing so many destroyed homes!

    1. Hi Bella!

      I so agree with you. We need to remember our first priorities in life. Not only does it make us happier and healthier, but it makes us better people and I bet it would make the world a much better place to be, too. I'm trying to do the best I can to make a better world by remembering my priorities! I'm glad I'm not the only person that feels that way :)