I've been needing to take stock of a lot of things in my life. My health for one. A lot of you know that I have fibromyalgia, it can really take a toll - both physically and emotionally. It's hard to not let one effect the other.
Creating art is definitely a release, but there are times when even that seems like a chore. I do love it though. Everything about it...buying supplies, reading and learning about new techniques, and the creative process. I can't get enough.
I've also been taking stock of my life goals. There are so many things that I want to accomplish. The best thing that I've ever accomplished (side by side with Mr OP of course) is raising our sons to be wonderful men who love God, and their fellow man. They are kind, generous, loving, independent men who make me smile whenever I think of them.
As far as literally taking stock of things...the garden and the winter damage that all of these snow storms have wrought is overwhelming. We lost a love of shrubbery and tree limbs. I know that it's not as bad as some, but it will take extra work and money which I don't want to spend.
Another thing that has been weighing on my mind lately is the passage of time and losing loved ones. Now is the time to make time for others, and stop putting things off because I'm busy. Life is too short and friends and family are too important to miss out on. I want it all, the big moments and the little ones...ones that make you laugh and make you cry. These moments and memories help to makes us who we are and who we want to be.
Sorry the ramble at the end, I'm not ever sure if it makes sense.