Melyssa at The Nectar Collective is one of my favorite bloggers. She writes all about positivity in your life and I love that. When she first wrote about her new year long link-up "The Creative Collective" I knew I wanted to join in. Of course, leave it to me to completely forget that it started until a few days after the first link-up. However, I still decided to participate in the first prompt!!
For the first prompt we were supposed to pick a word (or words in my case) for us to focus on for the entire year.
I chose a saying because just one word didn't really fit what I was going for. "Live Simply" are my words for the year. There is constant pressure on me people to have a perfect house or a perfect family. I am always comparing myself to others and am always trying to keep up with everyone around me. This also causes me to spend to much money buying things I don't need to try to make things perfect. Instead I want to try to use what we have and be grateful for what is already around me.
There is no need for anyone to compare themselves to other people. We need to just focus on ourselves and be happy with what we already have. My goal to live simply is just as simple as it sounds. Stay home and focus on my boys, be creative and use what is already around me, and stop worrying about other people and "keeping up" with them. My art around my words is exactly that. Simple and is made up of things I already had. My little ones crayons, a piece of white card stock and a little pretty calligraphy was all it needed.
Live Simply. Love Life. Be Happy.