Thursday, July 28, 2011

learning to rest

I struggle with stress and fear--or the scary word of anxiety.

It's not healthy--but it's not uncommon
--especially in women.(me!) with small children (me!) who are passionate--read emotion-led (meeee!)
Are any of you gals with me on this?

I've chosen this life--it's mine. it's blessed. it's enjoyable. 

Since I'm 28, and therefore wise {wink}, I've learned to acknowledge my anxiety and not to ignore it.
My anxiety is thenproduct of not trusting in the  Lord.  Often the Lord is telling me something--and lately I feel like he is teaching me to REST.

I'm learning to trust instead of strive.

I'm learning to enjoy rather than push so hard.

I'm learning to focus on the moment instead of results.

 I'm contemplating  going "ready to ship" in my shop for a a while until I can get through the beginning of school ( hellloooo new grade level!!), and my first big show ( end of sept--two day sale--whomp!) and Lilly turning two.

What this means--
I'll post and list accessories that I have made and are READY to HOP out the door next day.  There will only be one and, for the time being, I won't be doing duplicate orders. When they are gone--they are gone.

I'm thinking this will only be temporary while I am gearing up for busy fall--and learning to trust God more and to REST. Going full speed ahead is really fun--until you hit the wall. or in my case worry and stress out about hitting the wall---and then hit the wall. :)


  1. This is something I've been struggling with, too, and my husband really wants me to do the same. I don't know ow you do it all with a little kiddo, too! I'm feeling overwhelmed just working & managing the shop. I've got SO much respect for you girly. :)

    Good job.

  2. I am right there with you...anxiety and all. I'm working on the art of resting too (which is ultimately me not taking on too much in the first place).

    I think you have a great plan and don't second guess yourself. One thing I've learned is when God speaks, it's well worth it for me to listen! :) Wishing rest for you!

  3. I think its good that you are doing this

  4. I think this is a great idea my friend. Only do what you can do :)

  5. Great reminder for us all!! Good for you for listening and realizing that it's OK to rest and RELISH! Because really that's what you are doing! Relishing in your wonderful life and showing gratitude for it all!! :)