i'll be totally honest - in the last few weeks, i've found it almost impossible to be creative. and trust me, the reason in itself isn't even creative: we've all heard the ever-familiar sob-story of 'i've been moving,' 'i've been starting a new job,' & 'i have a lot going on in my personal life.' and let's face it: the tired recitation of such excuses isn't impressing anyone.
while on a mini vacation in new orleans this weekend, i told myself it was time to buck up & start enjoying everything going on in my life as of late & stop complaining about not having any down time.
down time - i still remember a time - long ago - when i didn't require any. and while now i know that couldn't be further from the truth - while now i know that giving myself time to read, recharge, & relax is one of the best things i can do for myself - i realize there is a balance to be found in all of it. an important balance, without which i'm either lazy or frazzled.
one of my dearest friend's weddings is this weekend, & then comes my very own bachelorette party, a family shower, & then my big day. and how i want to enjoy these times without the restraint that stress sometimes forcibly provides.
when i feel myself going to that place - that place where stress prevails - i just close my eyes & picture the scene from the photo above - the view i'll have as i get married.
and let me tell you: the view from there is so, so sweet.
photo: the view \ iphone