Missing Out

Sometimes I feel like I am missing out. I hear that so-and-so is doing this and another is person is doing that and then start to feel like I am missing out on something. I know I can't do everything – there simply is not enough time in the day or money in my bank! That doesn't stop me from wishing I was a part of this, that, or the other. But you know what?

I am not missing out. I've got my own things going on, my own things to appreciate, my own family to take up excessive amounts of time! LOL Sometimes I get so caught up in all the hub-bub–oh, I wish I could go to that crop but I don't have the time, I wish I could be on that Design Team with those people who are my friends but I just didn't make it, I wish I wish I wish… It is so easy to just get down and down and stew in the middle of yuck-ville. I've been reading alot lately in some of the groups I am in online about how people are depressed. It is a real downer. Maybe it is something about summer, I dunno…it is just sad to think so many people are struggling with just being content with what we have, not what we don't have.

I am a busy body. I need to do stuff all the time. So the minute I start lamenting about what someone else is doing, not only am I NOT doing what they are doing, I'm not doing anything productive PERIOD!

This week I had two big instances where I felt like I was missing out on something I saw someone else doing. So you know what I did? We rearranged my scrap room and added some new tables and wall display items (we're still working on it). I started unpacking more boxes and cleaning my house–that can always use some work! And then I got myself set up on our Wii Fit so we could start to get in shape. I logged in 14 mins today! Not bad for not having exercised for close to 5 years… Then I decided to enter the Memory Makers Masters contest. Put that energy to work and DO something!! I did two LOs tonight, only two more to go and the inspiration page…woohoo!! And my Girl Scout community service project is in serious need of attention–we need to collect ALOT more cans than we have for local food banks. I don't even remember what I thought I was missing anymore…

So there you have it–Jennifer's wisdom for the week! I crack myself up…a sure sign I need to get to bed! LOL

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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11 thoughts on “Missing Out

  1. good girl! Keep doin what you are doin…I bet you never thought about this…I betcha people are wishing they could do what YOU are doin…We all go through things like this…I think it is normal, but keep on doin your thing because you are dang good at it! and good luck with the Memory Makers Masters….

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 11:35 am
  2. I loved what you had to say and the great points you made. I agree with you 100%
    I’ve gathered some can foods for the girls scout drive you have going. Let me know if you will be at any crops this weekend and I can bring it to you.

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm
  3. Good advice! And good luck with MMM!

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm
  4. I wish to be more like you. LOL! It seems that you are so organized in keeping up with family, scrapping, Girl Scouts, classes, and on, and on, and on.

    Nice post!


    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
  5. GIRL JENNIFER!! You know yo already have ALOT on your plate! Girl I can’t keep up with you! Can’t even begin to keep up with you so what are you talkin about! You busy body woman you! Girl just live the moment! Don’t worry about what everyon else is doin! You just make sure that your family comes first! Who cares what crop is goin on, or what DT you didn’t get a call from, who cares! Just sit and reflect about everything you have been called for, whioh was something just recently as well right!? Girl please! I am barely on my FIRST DT! LOL! And really don’t know how I am successfully doin that one with all the things I have going on! See us women we can wear many hats as myself you know I wear many hats…try not too stretch yourself too thin, trying to keep up with everyone else. DO YOU! and YOU only! Smile! =)
    XOXO! Your friend always….when can I come up for dinner or lunch or something? LOL! Yes, I am inviting myself. (Did I just write an email?)

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 7:18 pm
  6. Oh girl..your work rocks and I wish you the best of luck in the MMM!! Enjoy your new room!!!

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 8:11 pm
  7. Love my Wii Fit. The kids laugh at me when I hula hoop and tell me I look like I’m have convulsions.

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm
  8. Jennifer, you are a goddess….I see nothing about you or your life that’s missing. :)

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 10:43 pm
  9. LOL Trisha–yes you can come over. Let’s plan it! Thanks for all the comments!!

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 10:57 pm
  10. I want Wii Fit. No need one.

    Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm
  11. Kudos to you on entering MMM!!!! You are so creative –I’m totally rooting for you. You deserve it! As for “missing out” and not ‘having it all’ –you my friend accomplish so much more than anyone I’ve ever known. I don’t know how you do it. Wish you could bottle some of that energy up –I’d be first in line to buy some.

    Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm