Taking Time For Me : What I've Been Up To Lately

Friday, June 15, 2018

Have you ever been in the situation where you make a wrong turn and didn't realize it immediately? You've been going the wrong direction for miles so you think, well best just to find a different route than turn around now! Well that's kinda how I've been feeling about life lately. I would say it feels a little like I'm lost. But not lost in a bad way, but lost as in growing.

Being around my dad has been a little rough the past few weeks. He's not doing great but his treatments are almost over. This has pretty much set my life upside down not knowing what could happen with him. With my emotions being all over the place, I've wanted a little extra attention at home which then puts Texan on edge. So with me being an emotional wreck and Texan on edge, home hasn't been quite so cozy lately. One day last week, while I was pretty emotionally drained, Texan suggested doing something that I really liked doing. I had think for a long time to figure out what I liked doing. I hadn't taken time to do the things I enjoy doing in a while.

After realizing that I felt so lost and hadn't really taken any time for myself lately, I finally did just that and spend a little time on myself and things that I love. It might not have been much but over the past 2 weeks, I've taken a few minutes for myself which has vastly improved my mood.

Last Thursday Texan had to working late so I took a little Target trip. While I was there I ran across the cutest insulated wine tumbler. Really, I didn't need it but we happened to be going to the beach that weekend and thought what the heck. So I picked it up and cut out a cute little hibiscus flower to put on it. I forgot how much fun I had designing artwork to cut out on my Silhouette. Plus when Friday morning rolled around I was still super excited about the pink hibiscus wine tumbler I was taking to the beach. It still makes me smile each time I see it.

This week I signed my mom and I up for a paint night. She had never been so I thought it would be a good way for both of us to get out of the house and spending the evening together. Both of our houses happen to be decorated in sunflowers so I chose a sunflower painting. We had so much fun. They served flatbread pizzas and we both ordered some Moscato wine. I really love how the painting turned out and would love to spend more time painting again. I'm already looking for the next paint night we can attend.

PS - yes, my mom and I are dressed alike. We often find ourselves in identical outfits and not on purpose most of the time. 

I've learned a lot about myself over the past few months. I've learned that I'm stronger than I ever thought I could be but I've also learned that I need to check in with myself from time to time. 

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