Life has been a little crazy for me lately. Words like “I don’t have time” flow from my mouth like water. Running three businesses can be a struggle especially when it comes to the “T” word. One of the things that brings me back to centered is photography, especially still life.
Just before writing this post, my husband came in for breakfast. He popped his head around the corner into the dining room to find me crouched down with my camera in my hand snapping shots of crusty old silverware.
I just needed a minute to stop thinking about graphics, labels, website design, blah blah blah and just focus on beauty. We started talking about our daily “stuff” and he stopped me mid sentence and said “you sure seem happier at this moment”. He was right. I was happier. I was smiling, dancing in the kitchen with our dog, Khloe, and just generally exuding joy. Note to self: stop a bit more often and do the things you love because it makes you happy.
The recipe for today is this:
- Stop and smell the roses (or snap shots of crusty props)
- Do it often
Mix 1 & 2 together and stir well to combine. Repeat daily.
I am trying to get better about taking time for myself. Even if it means the list of to-do’s will be longer or that phone calls will just have to go to voicemail. Having clarity, focus and joy can help you achieve more, faster. I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying “Put a little pep in your step”. That’s what I’m doing…add a dash of pep.
Hey! Thanks for listening to me ramble today. Sharing what’s on my plate was freeing. 🙂
Make today awesome!
All props were purchased at garage sales or thrift stores.
Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.