Too Much to Do

The day to day ramblings of a scrapbooker…

patience and comfort

I do a lot of thinking in the shower and in the car, both good places where you generally have some “quiet” time. Yesterday, it hit me in the car that during what I consider my better hockey games, I generally get into a comfort level where everything feels just right and as if I’m in a zen zone. It’s not forced. It’s inspiring and my head feels clear. I know what to do and where do be, even though my feet and hands don’t always cooperate LOL.

Sometimes, the same is true with my scrapbooking. It’s not forced. I’m not scraplifting. It’s inspiring and I feel inspired. Something just feels oh so right.

So how do I get there?

That’s when it hit me. It has something to do with being warmed up. As I’m listening today to a Paperclipping Roundtable, there was a comment made too about this. A “practice” page or a “warm-up” page. I’d never really thought about it that way. I’ve always just kind of gone through some magazine or website layouts for inspiration. Maybe it’s not so much inspiration I need, as it is to just DO a layout to get my hands full of ink and glue and cut some paper and that might be inspiration enough.

So, I have a wonderful crop weekend coming up with some friends. Maybe that is what I will do. Just take some photos I scrapped before and just dig in and let the creativity flow from there. I sure know that it won’t hurt. And who knows what inspiration will actually come out of it?


March 8, 2010 Posted by | Musing, scrapbooking | Leave a comment

Regaining the edge

It seems I’ve lost that “edge” that drive that I need to really push the envelope. The edge that I’m looking for is what makes me work hard. It’s the drive that makes me want to push to the top, not just complete, but complete and compete and be my best.

So, I’m going to need to do some soul searching. I’m going to need to do a review of what it took to make me push that envelope.

I know with my hockey, it was anger of sorts. It was frustration. It was a drive to prove that I could do this and I could be better.

With my scrapping, it might be that I’ve been so busy learning. And in that learning, I’ve been doing what others have done and lifting, following directions, following and not leading while I’m learning.

Some of it may be complacency on both ends. A security that what I’m doing is “ok” and really, it is all ok. I feel a need to push it again and need to regain this.

My hockey, I know, needs to regain some of the anger. Some of the need to prove that I can do what I can and be better and push to the top. I think I can regain some of that drive. I’ve not pushed my healthy well being as much over the last few months and this is only a piece of that puzzle. Exhaustion to some degree has factored in here and I feel as if I’ve done some rejuvenation and am ready to push again.

I’ll be working on this journey. I feel as if I am not the only one here, and perhaps way too many people have become complacent with me. Join me on my journey.

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Musing | Leave a comment