Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Effect of BE

This challenge to BE this year has been really good for me so far. But its turning out to be not so good for you. Well, not good for you if you live and breathe to read this blog for your daily craft fix. Fortunately, I'm pretty sure that is NOT the case for anyone, but let me try to explain my thoughts. . .

I  go to the gym 3-4 days a week. That takes at least 2 + hours with getting myself and Ivy ready to go, load up, drive there, exercise, load up, drive home and showering after. I like it though. I'm happier. My jeans fit better. So I'm not complaining.
Part of my BE+ing is to Be Present. Try as I might, I just can't get Ivy to stop growing up. We are staring down 4 years old. AUGGH! I tear up just thinking about it. The funny thing is that as much as I don't want her to grow up, her being 3 1/2 is a much better place for us than 2 or 3. And in my heart I know its time to get going on some things which means it won't be just her and I for {hopefully} too much longer. So I'm spending my days with just me and her. Enjoying her every minute.
We have 4 businesses. I know right? It takes up a lot of time. If Darin and I aren't careful they would take over our lives and we would never spend any time together. So we are being more careful to spend time together. Its good for us. I like us. :)

Ummm, where did my day just go?

{image with permission from the sweet Katie of  thewheatfield}

I love this print {and everything else from The Wheatfield but thats a story for another day}. It is exactly how I feel. That even though my day are busier, it is much simpler. My BEing is important to me, so it makes my choices easier. So while I am still "crafting" I'm realizing thats its ok if I don't blog about it so much. And even though I said I don't like writing personal things or sharing too much, its growing on me. Its stretching me, and even though stretching hurts, it also feels really good. So can this space of mine shift a bit? Who knows, maybe it won't, but I think it already has. And thats ok with me too.

You still like me anyways right?



  1. Oh, Jenn, I heart you so!

    I loved reading how you've taken on the challenge of BEing. That is awesome! Good luck and keep us posted on everything.

    I'm glad to hear you are stretching yourself and shifting your space a bit. Love the crafts but also love learning more about you and what's going on in your life!

  2. Was that a little hint there about something Jenn??? I like how your blog is a good mix of creativity and thoughts. You can let it be whatever you want it to be. I need to do some growing and stretching myself.:)

  3. Sometimes we don't even realize we've grown because we're so busy or forget to give ourselves credit. Your couch potato challenge made me realize that was something I already did, in my own way, so thanks for giving it a name!:) all good things that you've been up to. And just like the jeans, the fruits of your labors will just get better.

  4. Although I do miss reading your frequent blogs I am glad that you are happy just BEing...Your in inspiration to all that you come into contact with no matter how much you do or do not blog. I still heart this little bloggy world of yours and will read it faithfully :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment on my blog! You are darling and so is your blog. Your post made me think. Thank you. And, Dave and I would take the first year and a half with a baby over the ages 2 or 3 any day! They were trying for us!

    Good luck continuing BE-ing!

  6. i will love you no matter how shifty you get! & your blog will always be fantastic no matter what direction you decide to take it in, because it obviously comes from your heart!


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