So often we have to be,
so many roles, wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt,
whatever our career demands of us.
How do we find time for ourselves?
Just a little bit of time to do what we want
what we need to do so we keep a balance in our life.
Every woman should ... have balance in her life.
Do something for about an hour or so - that you enjoy.
Not something you HAVE to do, something you want to do.
No, I am not saying put yourself above your family,
but put some time aside just for you.
We all deserve that, a little time for our own independence,
to grow as a person, and keep our sanity, too.
Last week, I spent some time sewing which was relaxing. I read somewhere online that needlepoint, sewing, crocheting, all help lower blood pressure. My blood pressure started off elevated when I had trouble loading the bobbin. I wanted to cuss up a storm and just stop, como ya no mas! voy a dormir! But no I was determined as I usually am about new projects. I kept on trying and trying till I had the bobbin loaded with the strong red thread. Once I got started, I finished up a fabric book cover that I put on a plain blue 3-ring binder. Then I sewed about nine heart-shaped potholders Valentines; I got the idea from the Martha Stewart site. I found that when it comes to sewing, I really am like my mom. I tried using the heart-shaped pattern, but after awhile, I had the hang of cutting out the hearts from the material by myself - no pattern. They are cute little pot holders, but I need to finish the ribbon trim, just haven't made it to Wal-Mart yet. Then, I'll post some pics. Sewing was relaxing once I had the hang of it, and my husband even sat with me the last hour and encouraged me. So thankful I had the time to have some balance - not all work and no play, got to "play" with the sewing machine.