March 30, 2011

Inspiration takes many forms

It has taken a while but I think I have finally got used to juggling work and everyday life/creativity/being a mum/housewife. It's amazing how an additional small person changes your daily routine and just when I thought I had it all figured out the balance was broken with my return to work! Every job is stressful in it's own right and the added stress of teaching observations, deadlines and the time of year that I returned did not help and so blogging and creating has taken a back seat. Thankfully the pressure is easing slightly and I am settling into a new routine of life +work, it also helps that the small people are growing (although I wouldn't want to wish this part away). Emily isn't so demanding now and will play with Adam *or by herself* quite happily, whereas before she was too little, couldn't crawl, would cry as soon as you put her down and demanded attention all the time - so at least I get a little break now and I can make a coffee without her shrieking!!!

So it's all coming together, I put aside set time for lesson planning in the week and now I am going to try and introduce regular blogging again - but maybe not quite as regular as it was! We will see!

Reading through some blogs today, in particular Amy's & this post,  have inspired a whirlwind of thoughts. I am contemplating re-visiting Shimelle's current class - Blogging for Scrapbookers, I participated the first time around but feel it probably wouldn't hurt to visit the prompts again in preparation for part two in April. What do you think? Is it too late? It's a shame I missed the beginning.

On a different note, I had my hair cut a couple of weeks ago and I now have a fringe or bangs for my US friends, wanna see?
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13 comments:

S said...

Juggling always take time; eventually things become more "routine" or settled. Glad that you can find some time to blog. I'm revisiting Shimelle's class too. I think the second time around we can have the luxury of doing as little or as much (okay, not likely) as we want. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Kai said...

Love the bangs. :) I am following the re-prompts for BFS again, but haven't actually DONE any of them... so, in my humble opinion, it's not too late for you! :)

scrappyjacky said...

It's definately not too late,Rachel...just pick it up from whichever day you want to start.
Juggling all the 'balls' is so diificult....especially with little people.
Love the new hair.

JO SOWERBY said...

loving the new do, you look so different. glad the lil one is moving around abit more and happier, makes life easier. work versus life takes time esp. when u have lil ones, so keep up the good work. i think u can still join in with the class, shimelle is always saying u can do as much or as little as u want,
Jo xxx

K said...

Isnt it a blessing when they get that little bit of independence where they'll play quietly for 5mins or so by themselves.

Fab bangs!

Amy said...

Rachel, it is not too late at all! I've been over there a bit, and linking to my posts - that doesn't take too much time!

I find blogging helps when I am busy - it is quicker for me to blog about what happened than to scrap and then I have the details already down and set to go!

Love the new look - a fringe really suits you :-)

Gez said...

Sounds like you are one busy lady at the moment.. a bit of 'me' time doing what you enjoy will be good for you. :)

Good luck with the class Rachel. Have fun.xx

A fringe does really suit you..looking GORGEOUS Rachel. Have a great week. Hugs, Gez.xx

furrypig said...

You can stop by class any time! it is never too late, great new haircut xxx

Katie said...

Love the haircut. It'll be great to have you back blogging when you get the time :-)

Melissa said...

I love the bangs! And that is a great photo of you. So glad to hear things are settling down into a routine for you. Definitely revisit the BFS prompts - I'm working through them again, not necessarily doing each one but using them to spark ideas for posts.

Sian said...

Well, first of all - your hair is gorgeous! And secondly - it's definitely not too late. Not at all :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hey Rachel ~ First, thanks so much for all the lovely comments you've left on my blog! LOVE the hair cut and the photo of you is just darling!

I'm happy to hear you are settling into your routine and that your little one is becoming a bit more independent. I remember those days and how great it was when Carrie learned to brush her own teeth. Ha! Little steps along the way will make it easier (yet challenging in other ways) so hang in there! xo

humel said...

Never too late for a Shimelle class! Yes, it's amazing how much the second little person changes things, isn't it?! Love the haircut by the way, a fringe really suits you xx