Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: I Have To Smile When My Actions Turn Into The RidiculousOkay...I'm going to admit it. I was sitting here today with my laptop, went to google and actually typed into the search box "how to stop surfing the internet!" The minute I did it I actually laughed out loud! Oh the irony! The search led me to an article about a guy who was so addicted to the internet he was spending 16 hours a day on-line and becoming incredibly depressed. 16 hours a day! I can't even imagine spending that much time on my computer. But that doesn't mean that the time I do spend on the computer doesn't feel overly excessive or unproductive to me! Do I dare admit what I check when I get online? Okay, here goes....there are a few sites where I take a quick look at news or get my daily affirmation from Louise Hay. But where I often find myself heading is to my own blog and my own YouTube channel. There, I said it. But why am I going there? What am I looking for? I look to see if anyone has left a comment or if someone new has subscribed to my channel or blog. The real question I need to be asking myself is why I feel the need to check as often as I do? Maybe at some level I'm trying to figure out if I am making a difference. In some of the work I do I am able to see the impact of what I am doing pretty immediately. However, when I place a post on a blog or upload a video on a website, it is difficult to figure out if you are having any impact. I guess like any other human being, I want to know that I am making a difference - have confirmation or validation of that. Maybe I need to shift my focus and realize that just by following my heart I am making a difference in my life and the lives of others - whether or not I see a comment or a new subscriber. That by being true to what I feel I am here to do I am providing myself with all the confirmation I need. Of course, another explanation is that I'm just procrastinating....but that's an issue for another day (oh the irony!) :)
For today's project I used the Flirtatious designer series paper to make these quick & easy magnets! Here is a video to show you how!