Time to be real...

I'm tired.  Man am I tired.  Life has been so chaotic lately and I've been trying to avoid the reality of it all.  But, as we all know, avoiding isn't always the best solution.  I've got so many projects due and I'm slowly finishing them.  There was an extra one thrown into the mix and I think that has thrown me off.  Plus, I'm moving next weekend and moving always stresses me out.  I've also realized I haven't been able to actually share anything I'm making.  Kind of has me bummed.  I have a TON of projects finished and they are just sitting in my happy little photo album.  They look at me with lonely eyes almost everyday as if they are asking, "when will you get to show us off?"  And I have to say with a sympathetic face, "Soon my friends... soon."  

Now don't get me wrong... I LOOOVE what I'm doing.  I really do.  But I think between the rest of life, I'm longing to be able to relax and just make something for fun.  And because I'm not one to just talk... I'm following my advice.  Tonight I'm using up scraps from some of my projects and making some cards.  And guess what?  I'm sharing them right away.  I'm not submitting them to anything... they are going to be for fun and to share.  I'm pretty excited about it. 

I'm also heading for burn-out.  Mostly from work and the daily grind.  I need a vacation.  I need a good long week with no schedule... no agenda... just a week to relax and play. That week is coming soon!  I'm combining my trip to CHA with a vacation.  While I will have a place to go see... it's going to be FUN.  I'm going to see 'face to face' some of my online scrappy friends and I'm going to be in my favorite city. (I LOVE YOU CHICAGO!)  I can't wait to get on an airplane and get away!!! 

Ah... it is good to confess.  Now I'm off to make those fun cards.  Hey... and be good to yourself okay?  Creating should always be fun and never feel like work. :)