the OUTCOME of the trip to the country..

With a little bit a lot more clarity after my chill out day I looked at my life as a whole and all the roles I play or the hats I wear..
the physical being, the artist, the photographer, the designer, the gardener, the mother, the wife, the friend, the cleaner, the taxi driver, the renovator, the bookkeeper, the cook, the entertainer
you get the picture.. right???

 I jotted down the above list and, granted, I'm all those things, but enjoy some roles far more than others..
♥ I then thought where I would like to be in 5 years time.. because Rome wasn't built in a day.. right??
♥ Then I acknowledged the fact that I am no longer the master multitasker I once was.. but instead, a sleep deprived mumma with a lingering case of baby brain..
♥ Next I printed off a few of the momAgenda weekly planners and drafted a timetable.. allocating the time I wanted to spend with a particular hat on my head. Yes.. yes.. I know being a mum throws the best of plans out the window sometimes, but a girl's gotta give it a go!
♥ I printed off this quote and stuck it to the fridge...

Don't say you don't have enough time. 
You have exactly the same number of hours, per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. 
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 
getting it in perspective..
love.. I love being a wifey, I love being a mumma, I love spending time with my cherubs, even though they drive me nuts and leave me exhausted half the time, I love my friends, I love photography, I love designing, I love my blog and I love crafting.. these made it to the top of the list..
like.. I like renovating, I like cooking, I like sewing, I like gardening and I like me..
not my favourite.. I need to clean, I need to be a taxi driver, I need to do the paperwork..
necessary evil.. I have no choice but to look after me.. or the above might as well be scrapped.. paper scrunched and dumped in the bin..

the OUTCOME.. 
yes I do ramble a lot.

everything has a certain amount of time allocated to it.. 
and this schedule now includes time for me

ps. i did my first pilates class this morning.. eeeek!!! i took a moment to have coffee (and cake) in my fave coffee shop and kasiabear designs will continue.. just with a slightly different focus for the time being.. 


  1. So true about needing to look after yourself, but sometimes we do drown a bit in those trenches of motherhood don't we? I've found being organised is the best way for me to cope. Makes me feel I have some control ;) And congrats on making the time for yourself with the pilates and coffee. I know how hard it is to do x

  2. good for you hun

    i'm doing the same thing with organising my whole 6 hours a week away from being a mum... i don't want to waste one second of it :)

  3. I love your blog :)
    best wishes for a great weekend
    Open house blog, Norway

  4. Yay, you have started your pilates, I'm very proud of you! It is good for you to do something for yourself, physically & mentally. And of course this includes the coffee & cake, yum! Pilates will become a great little once-a-week sanctuary for yourself, keep it up. Think of it like a little pocket of me-time. A little pocket can go a long way in making yourself feel good. X, T


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