working on it


I have a lot going on in my head most of the time. To the people who live with me and who know me best this will come as no great shock – I constantly have a mental list of things to do, things I want to do, blogs to check out, gifts to buy, layouts I want to create, photos I want to take. You get the idea. The noise inside my head is often so loud it honestly surprises me that no one else can hear it. It comes in cycles, this busyness, and at this time of year it seems to step up a gear. Currently in my mind I am..

:: trying to remember all the other things I mean to do while I'm online;

:: planning some big changes to my photography website and business plan;

:: making a list of the little things the boys might want to ask Santa for (the phone Patrick mentioned is not on that list!)

:: resisting the urge to go and get the half bar of Dairy Milk from the fridge;

:: squashing down the list of things I have to do in school this week;

:: wondering where on earth I'm going to get a gum shield for Patrick before tomorrow's mini rugby game;

:: planning tomorrow's dinner;

:: thinking about all the layouts I'd love to be creating but just never get around to.

I know I'm no different from most of my friends and that we're all juggling a multitude of seemingly (and actually) vital balls at one time, but I can't help but feel that somehow all this mental busyness is holding me back from just being present in, and enjoying life as it happens. I want to slow things down and focus on the good stuff while still making headway on all the stuff that I really want to get cracking on.


So I'm working on it. A little bit at a time. Trying to take at least one picture a day because I want to work on being a better photographer. Setting a doable list of jobs to move the business forward a bit more. Trying to take a deep breath and not panic because Christmas is a whole quarter of a year away. Accepting that the fight against the chocolate in the fridge was lost before it began! And knowing that if even some of those layouts make it to reality then a little bit more of who we are and what we did will be preserved just a little bit longer.

So happy to have you


I'll be surprised if the amount of stuff going on in my head suddenly diminishes anytime soon, and with the wedding coming up in just 4 weeks I can only imagine there'll be more going on in there than ever! But I shall keep working on it. And of course, do my best to turn my mental blogging into actual posts which will hopefully let you see just how well I'm doing with that list up there. (The chocolate is no longer in the fridge, but at least that's one thing ticked off!)

  • September 26, 2010 - 1:11 am

    auntie e - I know exactly where you’re coming from with lists in your head. I found a good way to deal with them . TAKE TIME and write them ALL down in a notebook. It may not help them to be done any quicker but at least you can “get them out of your head” on to paper and then no matter how long it takes to get each one done you can eventually tick them off. I’m doing this at the moment with all the stuff I want to get ready for a Craft Fayre in November, so that I’m not trying to make them all at once in my head! Love the pics of Patrick’s birthday and the gorgeous flower. x

  • September 26, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    nannisandi - Whoooooh!! slow down little girl, you’re going way too fast. Your maternal side of the family all have busy heads and so did your grandmother, so just go with the flow and don’t sweat the small stuff!!!You’ll get there in the end. Love the pics and the new Autumn banner.

  • September 26, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    Sheila - I am delighted to have ticked my biggest (& most worrisome) chore off my list and I can now actually think of the other things I have to do!! Up top of my list is ‘seek JB out for chat’!!! Ps Also love your new banner!!

  • September 27, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Jo - I am loving your photos. Hope you’ve started this week with a less busy head, at least you’ve ticked off ‘blog update’! Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing with our photography business, but if the standard of those photos are anything to go, by it’ll be amazing.

  • September 28, 2010 - 9:25 am

    Aly - Well done on the new photos at the top of the blog, officially gorgeous!
    As always it is a pleasure to read your blog on a Tuesday morning with a cup of tea in hand.
    I fully understand the mental list of things you really want to do. I so often feel the same.
    However I have found that surely it is better for you to sit back and look at all that you have done and to be content with your masses of creativity as is! ;
    Your work on the website is already fab, your blogs are inspirational and then some, your photograhs are educational and, being around you is simply wonderful!
    Love xxx

  • September 28, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Aly - ps: apologies for general poor use of apostrophes!!

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