Have you ever gotten yourself so busy and committed that you lost your joy? Have you ever had the feeling that you weren’t “happy” but yet, nothing was really wrong?
I was reflecting how things were the same time last year. I couldn’t really answer the question, “Why am I not happy?”
Last October, I hosted an 80th Birthday Bash for my mother. The events took effort but the surprise was priceless!
I also prepped for my nieces wedding as I had volunteered to help dress the reception tables and make a dessert bar. Once again, the endless napkin and sash ironing, the centerpiece creations, the shopping and planning was an effort but knowing I’d make her wedding day special – priceless.
See all those tubs? Wedding centerpieces, table napkins, sashes, runners, tablecloths,..I knew I had to have all that prepped and ready to go before the end of October because . . .
In November, I was only home 10 days! All for good & happy reasons. I went to an Esthetics conference with my daughter – can we say “Girls Trip”!
I was home for 3 days from that trip and then it was time to pack up and drive to the city where the wedding was. I came in early because I new I had a few days of baking ahead of me to prepare that dessert table.
I came home for three days and then there was Thanksgiving (which I hosted) and then I packed and off again for a trip with our parents to Nashville for a week. Once again…moments were priceless! A good thing.
December was full of holiday prep and gatherings including decor and food set-up for the Women’s Group Christmas party – all good…but I was also prepping for a 3-day women’s retreat that was in January that I was event coordinator for. Oh and I decided to publish a speaker note-taking journal to match the theme. It really became a full-time job. Once again, all good but the effort was extreme.
January came along with the beautiful execution of the Retreat.
Time to rest, right?
Nope, I could go on an on about what “good things” that I have been up into the new year but it really doesn’t matter. All the events were over and . . .
Have you ever put yourself in a season of back to back “good” things that left you feeling unhappy?
This year I have taken some time in reflecting. I printed out some journaling pages to help me figure out what it was I really wanted and to really seek what it is I am supposed to do.
Through this journaling, I realized just because I busied myself in all good things I also pushed out some things I had deemed important….like all the things related to TreasuredNest including reaching out to my wonderful readers here at Treasured Nest. I had big plans and I put it all to the side. Yikes.
Journaling really does help get clarity.
So here I am with a new focus! I look forward to serving you and the TreasuredNest community! I’ve been working on a new kind of monthly club to help other’s spend time with God and focus on him and his word…in a pretty way. It’s called FlourishFaithbookClub. It will out officially in January, but you can join a waitlist for special pricing and a special gift for those who hang out my waitlist.
I think I have found my Happy Place.