Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Doing The Things I Love

Yesterday Cait pointed out to me that I don't post much about myself here anymore, and she is right. Truth is, I feel like I lost myself a little, like there isn't much more to me than my shop. Over the last few months I have spent every free second on my shop, it's almost like I forgot about my hobbies, about the things I love, about who I really am.

I realise some things need to change, so I have set a few rules for myself:

More breaks! No more lunch while working on the computer, but an actual lunch break. And a coffee break. And a tea break. And a reading break.
No work on the weekends! I can confirm DaWanda sales, but that's it as far as work goes. Just because you work at home, doesn't mean you can't have time off, right?
Spend free time doing the things I love. So no cleaning, dishes or other house work!

I hope these 3 rules will help me find myself again. There are so many things I love, that were a big part of my life before, that now seem to have been completely forgotten about. Maybe I need a little reminder? 15 things I could be doing instead of working all the time:

My creation

There are so many things I can do instead of working. I miss writing letters, making decos, shopping in small little shops for random cuteness, dressing up and looking nice (I have turned into a PJ wearing slob!), reading for hours, catching up with my friends on LiveJournal, listening to my favorite music, traveling, playing chess with the boyfriend, having girly night with face masks, traveling, going out, playing with my Blythe dolls, photographing random things, sewing, playing computer & video games,...

I guess I won't be bored!


  1. yup I know the feeling, I worked so hard last year I was missing out the little things I loved to do. We all need 'me time', it's good for the soul.


  2. I look forward to reading more about you again, I have missed it too, and I realised I am doing the same thing...

  3. I know exactly what you mean!! Sometimes it's hard though to make time for you. I always ensure I have about half an hour before bedtime for reading my book. It's not a lot but it helps!

  4. Well said! There are so many great things to do that make you happy, just don't forget about it!

    I hope you can stuck to your rules and I would love to read how you manage! This really is an inspirational post (I love your list!), because I need to remind myself too not every minute of the day has to be useful :)

  5. OMG I love your teapon and the burner!!! It's so awesome! Tizzie I'm holding a giveaway contest. Do join if you want some Hello Kitty stuff!!

  6. well done!! It's too easy to let this online malarkey take over your life!!

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  8. I'm with ya on the PJ wearing slob part! I hope your rules revitalize you!

  9. What a wonderful mosaic of your passions! I agree so much with what you need to do and it is with those parameters that you are able to be the beautiful, giving and talented person you are to us so - take care so you can give us more yoU!

  10. I'm so glad to hear that you are taking time for yourself now!
    People are always more interesting than the things they make, even if the things they make are as cute and fun as yours are. I hope the changes are refreshing - and even help the store,though that would be ironic, with a more relaxed approach!

  11. I know what you mean.
    I work from home too and I hardly have time for myself.
    Too much housework, boring invoices for my auctions and taking care of my man who is ill.
    I should make some rules too!
    Good luck with yours.

    Love your blog.


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