A lot of time, I find myself thinking I need to do things in an all or nothing manner. I forget that I don't have to follow things 100% of the time, I just need to follow my beliefs most of the time. Balance is something that I really need to work on!
I was trying to live a lifestyle that is mostly free from animal products thinking that it was a more healthy way to live. It probably is a better way to live, but then again, it's all about balance! The problem is, a) I think I really do like meat, and b) my kids really, I mean really like meat. I am trying to lose weight, but I need to make a lifestyle change not just a diet. I want and need to start making more of my own food vs buying prepared foods just because it is easier. I need to plan better, then it won't be an issue and i will be living that handmade and natural life with my food choices for me and my family.
I need to start making sure that I take time to create. I know that I feel so much better when I do. I have a bunch of WIP's (works in progress), but my latest project that I need to finish are family Christmas stocking! I have finished my daughter's and am almost finished with my sons', then I need to start on mine and my husband's. We all have some, but mine is from when I was a kid and my husband's and my kids' all need to have better made stockings! I have a lot to work on and maybe some day I'll even be able to sell some things that I make. That is one goal that I have and hopefully I'll be able to actually meet it.
Balance is the key to having a happy life. For me, I need to remember that it is not an all or nothing thing when it comes to my beliefs. I don't have to always make things from scratch, wether it is food or anything else, but it is important for me to try to make things as often as possible. I will try to remember that I can buy things from the store already made, but I need to follow through with my belief that I want to make things for me and my friends and family. Maybe my next posts will be more about projects that I have completed or projects that I am trying to complete!
My daughter's new Christmas stocking!