Growing in Gratitude…

6 Apr

 

I have not disappeared, at least not entirely. Its just been an extraordinarly busy few weeks. Gratefully, this is the first time in months when my plate has been so full and instead of feeling overwhelmed, I feel happy.

I’m grateful

When this year began, I was cranky, overwhelmed, and just generally feeling down about life. Things were hard, money was tight and my job was making me feel less than satisfied. Now, four months into 2011, I am truly “making it work”. Not only am I making it work, I really feel as if I am thriving.

I am finding myself re-engerized (did I just make up a word?) with work. I am passionate about the subjects I am writing. Focusing on writing home and garden articles helps me feel creative throughout my entire day. I really feel these articles can help people and I get to write about things that feed my own passion for creating a cute, comfortable home and garden on a budget.

My good friend Becky gave me a bunch of seeds for my birthday, and I am looking forward to starting my own backyard, vegetable garden as we fall into spring.

My (should have been) sister, Sarah faces similar financial challenges and recommended the book, Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey. I checked out a copy from my local library last weekend and I am looking forward to diving in this weekend and learning as much as I can about how to get my money straight.

I am also enjoying my nannying position, and I am doing more work for my favorite non-profit, Security on Campus. I am passionate about this cause and looking forward to doing so much more to help promote victim advocacy and college campus safety.

I am even finding some time to craft in the evenings. Hopefully my own Etsy endeavor, Bee Weave will officially launch in time for the 2011 holiday season. Definitely, stay tuned for more details on that idea.

Things are looking up and I for one, am looking forward to dancing in the spring sunshine.

What’s good in your world these days?

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4 Responses to “Growing in Gratitude…”

  1. Becky April 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    WOOO for getting *a book about money* from the library, and thereby not spending a penny ;)

    I’m so glad that you’re feeling happy rather than overwhelmed, and finding time for the things you enjoy!

    • erinmakesitwork April 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      I am glad too, it feels good to know that all the work I have been doing to be honest with myself and what I want is truly beneficial.

  2. Emily Jane April 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    What a lovely spirit this post was in :) I’m happy for you!

    • erinmakesitwork April 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank you! I am feeling good and confident lately. Life is not perfect, and never will be, but I am definitely taking control and on a good path these days.

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