Tree in my front garden (April 27th, 2012)
Saved by the bell… This month almost went by without any blog posts. I’m pretty sure that this has never happened before in the 5 year history of this blog.
Queen’s day with my mom in Enschede (April 30th, 2012)
I didn’t mean this to happen, but in hindsight I really needed a blog vacation. In fact, I need a vacation from everything else too and I’m working on that part. The first quarter of 2012 was crazy busy… as was most of 2011… and I can’t keep that up anymore.
Visiting Liesbeth in Voorhout (May 2nd, 2012)
I actually realized this about 6 months ago when something happened that was beyond my control, but that had a big impact on my personal life. I’ve been cutting back on the design teams, saying no to magazine opportunities and trying my best to regulate my assignments at work ever since. This month I finally feel like I’m, slowly but surely, getting back in control.
Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) with Harold in Zwolle (May 5th, 2012)
Sure, I still have assignments to do, there are still days that I feel really down and I expect that I’m still going to have to deal with really, really hard things in the next couple of months, but… this month I made a conscious decision to live in the moment and to have more fun.
Quite a few good mail days (May 2012)
So instead of blogging, instead of locking myself up in my craft space to work on assignments and instead of feeling overwhelmed by a mile long To-do-list, I made time to see friends and family, to have fun, to read, to have barbecues with my husband and to just have the time to think, to look, to hear, to listen.
Random happiness (May 2012)
It felt good.