Sometimes you need a bit of distance to see what's right in front of your face.
A trip back to the seaside this weekend, to see my parents, some old friends and get back to church, definitely gave me some much-needed perspective. Instead of getting bogged down and stressed out with work stuff, our moving plans, making things, comparing myself to others and otherwise being a pretty grumpy so-and-so, I need to recognise and be thankful for the many blessings in my life, and to love and cherish the people in it. Don't get me wrong, creative goals are fantastic. It's utterly brilliant to learn new things, overcome fresh challenges and achieve the things you set out to do, but for me, I need to just check what my motives are and make sure my heart is in the right place.
This is my fourth and final post as part of A Playful Day's Love Your Blog challenge. It's been a wonderful month of connecting with new bloggers in different ways (*waves* Hello, new readers and commenters! Thanks so much for coming, it's been lovely getting to know you. Long may it continue!) and getting back to a point where I'm enjoying writing again, feel much more inspired and a little bit braver about sharing. Becca? Blogging every week? Who'd a thunk it? It's been far more managable and enjoyable than I anticipated, and I no longer feel like I'm just going through the motions.
How have you found it? What are you feeling grateful for? I'm off for a good read!