Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I must post just to get rid of that horrible picture!

My life has been crazy lately.
Since Merrill (Sr.)  died it felt like our world stopped for a couple weeks but then to catch up it has been going twice as fast.  It doesn't seem to be slowing down though and I am feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.  I have so much I am doing, have committed to do, want to do, etc.  I must now admit that I must take a step back and prioritize my life and let some things go to make room for the more important things and the things I love doing, i.e. spending time with my family.

Being a working mom is hard enough but when I over extend myself and things cut into my nights, which is my family time, I find myself getting angry and feeling guilty.  But on the other side I get frustrated that if I committed to something I want to finish it and see it successful.  I feel judged by others which I know is just my insecurities but it is so hard to not feel it.  And even if I am judged it shouldn't matter to me or sway my decisions.

So, I am taking a step back, evaluating my life, making changes and seeking balance and happiness.  I will not be distracted by money and shiny things.  I will make my decisions based on my priorities which are:

1:  God & Family (to me these just go together, after all God is family, right?)
2:  Friends
3:  Health
4:  Job/Income
5:  Self Improvement
6:  Blogging/Instagram/Photography
7:  Projects, i.e. fun craftiness
8:  Movies/Reading
9:  Massages (receiving not giving)
10:  Pedicures

The above list is subject to change and Tammy should not be judged if she chooses to move things around or add or delete items.  Tammy is not suggesting you  agree with her priority list and should not be held liable if the above list in its order/perfection does not work for you.

Any questions and I just need to refer to this list.  Which means you should see more blogging.  Because I do thoroughly enjoy doing it and appreciate the opportunity to have a voice out in the world.

Love to you.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bad Picture Friday.

Seriously this is so bad.  My face looks crooked!
The whole angle is just so bad too.  I kinda look like a man.
But it's bad picture Friday and I am not afraid....except this picture makes me really afraid!
But I know you all have these kind of pictures on your phone you just aren't sharing them.

I was a pirate for a family Halloween party.
This is the "Argh" face.

 Kit Kat Vampire.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

You are amazing and important.

Someone shared this with me so I thought I would pass it along.  It is only a 1 1/2 min video so I know you have time for it.

This is for all the princess lovers and also for all the people who judge princess lovers or who think that little girls shouldn't love to be princesses.

Princess Video

It's too bad that as we grow the world beats out of us what we actually think of ourselves.  We are born loving ourselves and believing that we are special and important.  Then we get out into the world and people shame us for liking ourselves and help us to believe we are not OK.  When we finally leave high school we spend years trying to get to know ourselves and like ourselves again.  It is one long circle.  Personally it took me until I was 30 to be comfortable in my own skin again.  What's your story?  When did you figure out you were pretty amazing and important and actually believed it?

I have had people tell me that when raising kids you shouldn't tell them how great they are all the time because when they get out into the world they will find out they no more special than the other kids.

What!!!??? Are you serious???

I don't buy that at all.  Don't get me wrong if one of my kids is really bad at something I am not going to tell them they are spectacular and lie to them but I'm also not going to tell them they are bad at it.  If they are bad at something it gives me the opportunity to teach them about hard work and practice and learning to become better at things.  I don't want my kids to just be good at everything they do or think they are the best because then if something is hard they won't try it but they will just skip it and go to something they are good at which doesn't do them any good.  Where am I and how did I get here?

I have no idea, I hope this makes sense.

Everyone is special, everyone is important.
It's OK to love yourself and think you are amazing as long as you are aware that you are not superior to the people around you.

Brene Brown has talked about the idea that you can only love those around you as much as you love yourself.  The more you love yourself the more you can love others.

I agree.

I'm pretty sure I have posted about this before but it's worth saying again.

Love to you.
Love to me.

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