On a Mission

Hi bloggy friends,

Today, I want to talk about something very near and dear to my heart. But first, let’s talk about how I got here!

The past couple of months have been incredibly difficult for me. A little while back, I mentioned some of the stresses and my personal mission to bring more positivity into my life. I am newly married, and we live with my mother. Of course we BOTH absolutely love my mother, but being newlyweds and living with a parent is far from ideal! LOL We will be living on our own in the near future and this transition into adulthood is a little nerve wracking to say the least. And grad school has been totally consuming all of my man’s time so it seems like I have lots of time on my hands these days.

I have been thinking and thinking about what I want to DO with my life, what I want my life to mean and stand for. This is the first time in my life that school hasn’t been my one major priority. Since graduating, I have been floundering. I love being involved in the crafty world, I love being a tiny business owner, and I love being married and being able to stay home and take care of my family. . . but I need something else. I have really been struggling with my crafty mojo the past couple of weeks. I totally failed at my Cricut Project 365, I have been neglecting my craft table, and I am just generally not feeling inspired. I am working to reorganize my scrap area and get rid of even more stuff in there, because the amount of stuff is just plain overwhelming for me right now. Don’t worry though, I will still be here and still be crafting for ya :O) I just need something else in my life too. . .

I guess what I am trying to get at is I have a higher/deeper calling.

I want to do something BIGGER and more meaningful also so I have decided to start volunteering. . . A LOT. When I was in high school, for a short time I volunteered at my local animal shelter for a few hours a week, and I have decided to go back and be more involved. I absolutely loved spending time with the animals and have always loved animals. My new “job” starts tomorrow!

I will be in charge of taking photos of the animals and get the animal’s information posted online to adoption websites so that people can find them.

As you know, I am the happy mommy of 5 beautiful doggies. They ARE my children, and I love them more than anything (my husband can attest to it, some days he thinks the dogs get more love than he does!! LOL). And although I have 5 doggies of my own, I feel I have plenty more love to give to the doggies in the shelter so I want to make a difference in their lives. I feel that this is a step in the right direction for me and I am really happy to be DOING something that I feel is really important.

As I have said, I will continue to post my creations for you here and still plan to be fully involved in my crafty endeavors. I am just adding a little something else to the mix.

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10 thoughts on “On a Mission

  1. That’s sooo great, Sam! I’m sure all those new animals will appreciate your love! 🙂 Good luck!

    And wanna send some craftroom cleaning motivation over to me too, please?! I can’t stand how much stuff I have and NEVER use! :-/

  2. Oh my goodness You are amazing always up for the next challenge. How will you resist bringing home another little bundle of fur? Just keep telling yourself you will see them tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow with all your new friends. I am looking forward to meeting them.

  3. What a great idea to pursue. I’m glad you found something you know you will love to do plus will be of help too to the community and the 4 legged friends that desperately need homes.


  4. What an amazing woman you are! Some people turn to themselves when they are struggling. But, you, my friend, turn your focus to a cause. What a blessing that you are in my life and the lives of so many others. Those sweet little doggies have no idea that they are about to have a visitation from the Energizer Bunny.

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