The only day I have to myself, lol......
No seriously it is, so when I write that 2017 has been a huge year of change its no exaggeration people. Working four days a week at a job I absolutely adore and one that is rewarding every minute is a dream come true. Teachers really do make a difference in the world and I'm not just saying that because I am one, they do, I see my co-workers making changes to little lives every single day. Its also the hardest job in the world and most teachers will tell you that. Its mentally exhausting not physically exhausting. Decisions are made in a split second and you are thinking all the time, all the time. Before I started teaching I had a completely different idea about what it was like to be in a classroom to what it IS really like. And now that I am in a classroom on my own its challenging, fun, exhausting (did I say that already), hilarious, busy, joyful, and rewarding. Rewarding because I see change everyday, growth everyday and what I put in I see the outcome right in front of me. Its not fluff, its real life and its amazing.....
However, my other passion, creating, the whole reason I have this little space is being 'neglected'. I feel sad about that, because I've always believed that you can have it all. However, I'm here to tell you that you can't... some may say you can and that's okay (tell me your ways) but for me, something had to slide and unfortunately is was my creative paper passion. Now if you ask any teacher they will tell you that because you are 'creating' in the classroom every day you simply don't have enough creative juice left for yourself or in my case scrapbooking, and I believe that that is really the most accurate description as to why it's taken me nearly 4 months to post and share again. Please don't think I'm beating myself up about this, yes I'm sad but I have more happiness about other things in my life right now that I can just accept it for what it is. Busy-e-ness. Simple.
So as a teacher part of my job is to come up with solutions to problems! Therefore, I ask myself 'What Karen are you going to do about this problem?' Well, I can only tell myself the same as I would to one of my students, 'Try your best', that's all any of us can do. So I will try to fit in some 'creative' me time in the afternoons and on the weekends. I will try my best.
Now that the 'Truth' part is over lets get to the 'Happiness' part of the post, my new layout for 'The Fairytale Club'. I used the May kit to create this layout and I'm pretty impressed with the outcome. See below for a close up.
Head on over to the website for the 'The Fairytale Club' to see my layout and lots of other fantastic ideas for using the May kit.