It's time for Valentine's and as a card maker you would think this would be a great opportunity to shout about my work and get lots made.
Truth is, I only managed to get four cards done in time and when I say 'in time' I mean this week and that's not really enough time for anyone to order one!
At the moment I am sitting with my little girl on my lap. She's asleep (phew!) but while this gives me a while to write it doesn't give me the opportunity to create.
I recently joined a website called All by Mama, which is basically an Etsy for mums and I was asked to include a 'tip' for other mums.
I wrote my advice a little smugly, feeling like I had achieved something: "I think my best advice is to simply get on and do it! It's surprising how little bits of work can add up to something quite big. I think if you are passionate about your work then you will find a way."
And now I read it and go 'yes!' that's right, but I have been so busy just getting on and doing it that I didn't really plan ahead.
My new advice to me is to get a calendar and write down all the events of the year from Mothers Day up to Xmas and then plan backwards!
Perhaps if I can sort that out then the rest will fall into place.
Being a time scarce mum has pushed me to be creative with any moments that I can squeeze in some creativity, but that doesn't come free of baggage. It comes accompanied with thoughts of 'shouldn't I be playing with her right now, or I shouldn't I be doing....' And I have to reassure myself that it's okay, I can do something I love, that and the fact Tabitha needs to have her own space as much as I need mine.
And so I carry on. I might not be a perfectly organised but I am living a life full of love and that's something to be happy about.