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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

On aligning my center...


As I waited for the kids to finish their summer classes, I grab the opportunity to catch up with my blog reading. Its been 6 weeks of busyness with balikbayan families and I rarely had time to follow my “routine”. Although I cannot say that I am a “routine” person, somehow, a bit of structure like having my to-do list for the week; my glancing at my favorite Kikki.K planner several times a day, give me focus; direction on the tasks at hand. Otherwise, I will be lost in my sea of papers (handmade, scrapbook, journals, scraps) and washi tapes; baker’s twines on my table! Oh, and I forgot to mention a pile of magazines & books I bought BUT haven’t read!


After reading Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog entry “on getting further and further away from the center”, I now know the “term” when I write on my journal tired, sad & empty – its not really what those words mean but its more of “losing myself and getting further away from my center and not being present”. I just need to make that everyday decision ALIGN myself with my CENTER and BE PRESENT. The too many hats I wore several times a day for the past 6 weeks took a toll on me and I am totally lost and don’t know where and what to start. When I look at my growing lists of to-do’s (re: work, kids, house, what I really want to do), book wish list (not to mention the unread books list! LOL!), to learn, files to backup, I am completely overwhelmed! But I know now… and I just have to START WHERE I AM NOW, work with whatever is at my command, and I know, better tools will be found as I go along.



2 comments:

April said...

Totally feel you here airees... you know when I was in manila last weekend, I was totally happy... I dont know why. I guess meeting and talking to people with same interests helped a lot. The downfall was, when I came back home, I had separation anxiety hahaha. Felt like so alone again. Though, my drive to work came back and now I'm just as busy as a bee and can't even go to malls for a quick bite. Oh how I wish were in the same city Airees... it would so great to just sit and talk about anything at all...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Airees, I have been enjoying your blog and your beautiful paper wallets. This post reminded me of a post i made recently and I wanted to share it with you: http://patsypat.blogspot.com/2012/10/clay-in-gods-hands.html.
Anyway, I really like your wallets, and if you ever find a way of making it less expensive, like finding cheaper materials to make it with and finding someone to sew it (pakyaw, not you), you might like to sell it to us at papemelroti. We're always looking for unique products! And your wallets are certainly unique! I hope your online store will be very successful and make all your dreams come true! Remember that God is the giver of every good gift and He gave you the gift of your creativity and imagination. If you align your dreams with His plans, there is no limit to where you can go! Blessings! Patsy from
HeARTworks