Monday, July 07, 2008

My Freedom

I've signed up to Shimelle's new class - My Freedom. She's giving blog prompts as part of it, so it hopefully will mean that I'm a better blogger after the next 5 weeks too!

Our first prompt is about Time...
I mentioned before that if Shimelle (or any other crafty shop owners) were selling 'Time' in their shops that I'd buy bags of the stuff....it's the one thing I seem to be lacking in terms of crafting. I have inspiration and ideas coming out my ears, stash to beat the band, but....no time? Or is that just my usual - procrastination? I think about the time it takes to take out my stash, the time to come up with an idea (didn't I just say I had loads though!), make something (I take too long to make a layout...too picky, too fussy), the time to tidy it up.....and that's what puts me off. It's awful, because I love it; I love spending time crafting. It relaxes and energises me at the same time, if that's possible!

I've been doing quite a bit of personal development? lately - the Enneagram, etc. Mainly to do with work - how to work more effectively, etc, etc, but it turns out my personality type (9) is one who tends to put things off.....You don't say! and makes excuses to themselves! So one of the things they recommend when you are at work is lists (to be honest I make loads of lists) but especially to PRIORITIZE things on the list. Aha! So I am prioritizing my blog, my creativity and Shimelle's class for the next 5 weeks. Prioritizing me, in fact.


And now, a photo....I don't really have one yet that links in to Shimelle's prompt, but yesterday was my Grandad's 80th Birthday and so that's kind of about Time passing - 80 years! So all the family gatherered for a little party. Here's almost all the grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Oldest age 80 years, youngest aged 8 months....... There's the passing of time, if ever you saw it.

11 comments:

Beautifullily said...

What a great family photo and well done on prioritizing you time

{Lara} said...

How lovely to share your grandfather's birthday.
{L}

Chiara said...

since I had my son I am always looking for more time. I seem to be good at procrastinating too.

valerie said...

great pic capturing time at it's best
Val

Rhona said...

Happy 80th to your grandad. That certainly shows passing time! Love all the different generations in the photo. Good luck with your time prioritizing

CloClo said...

Love your different take on the time passing, I envy the fact that you have loads of ideas for layouts even if you don't have the time - I am sometimes stuck for both!

Emma said...

What a lovely photo and love your take on the topic. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Jeanne Ann said...

What a great memory!

Anita said...

Wow what a fab photo to mark the passing of time , brilliant and how great to have so many family members in that pic too !

kathj said...

wow 80 years old! This is a great photo for the prompt!

SABEE said...

It is so special to still have your Grandfather and to be able to share a special time together as a family.
You are not the only procastinator around. I am one too !!!