...and remember that being authentic means NOT having to be perfect and not having to live up to others expectations.. but just BEING WHO YOU ARE and being okay with that. YOU are enough. Sometimes we try so hard to be someone we aren't. We want to be the perfect mom, or the perfect friend, or the perfect wife. Guess what? NO one is perfect and guess what else? Your family only WANTS you..it's the same with your friends, your work, your community. They want what YOU have to offer them. THEY NEED what you have to offer them. We all do. We all need each others true selves. You know the other cool thing about being authentic and sharing yourself.. is that when you do.. you will get that back in return.. again and again and again. What a beautiful concept.. a beautiful relationship to have with others.. INCLUDING yourselfIt goes right along with what I've been facing in my personal life right now, and I must say that it is so refreshing to just be me and let whatever happens happen. I hope you can do that today too :) I've spent so many hours wondering and worrying about how imperfect I am and it hasn't helped a single situation, so I'm trying a new attitude.
My massive overhaul of my craft room is still ongoing. I found sooo much stuff that needed to be thrown away, like paint bottles from about 2001 that I've carted from apartment to apartment to house, etc. I highly recommend going through your supplies, pulling out the stuff waaaay in the back, and making sure it's still useful.
The other situation, I've come to realize, is that my supplies were so scattered that I've ended up buying multiples of things I didn't know I already had. (Seriously, I found 8 sheets of dark brown felt...8!! What did I plan on making??) I've come up with a storage plan, mainly inspired by this post over on Make It Homey.
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