Thursday’s Three: Where’s the motivation?

{Ruari with Mike’s parents}

You know when you REALLY want to create something, but you just can’t get motivated to get it done? Yeah, that’s me right now. I was playing around with photoshop and a couple of photos I took… I just couldn’t get them to look the way I wanted. So, I stopped working on them.

I only managed to get this photo of Ruari and her grandparents (Mike’s parents) edited. And, well… I’m only “eh” about it. 🙂

I’ll come back to editing tomorrow. I find that if I get frustrated with a project, I need to walk away from it for a bit and come back later. Refreshed and ready to be creative!

Thursday’s Three: Where’s the motivation?
Where will I find it? Gotta take care of me.

1) I HAVE to remember to take some “me” time. My favorite “me” time is night time right after baby goes to bed. I try to take an hour after Ruari goes to bed to just do something for me. Browse the internet… watch TV… totally space out! Whatever. Right now I’m both browsing the internet AND watching Dexter! We just finished the 2nd season.

{On Amazon: Dexter}

2) Ree from the Pioneer Woman is VERY inspiring. Whether it’s inspiring me in my photography… or giving tips on blogging. This lady is pretty amazing. Her biggest tip I need to follow right now:  

Exercise more: Blogging is an insidiously sedentary activity, and if you blog daily you should take steps to markedly increase your daily movement. Unless that movement involves eating coffee ice cream. In which case it would be better not to markedly increase your daily movement.” 

I often find myself trying not to move during baby’s nap so I don’t wake her… this means I just sit here… on my computer. Hmmmm….

3) My baby. She’s been pretty inspiring. She looks pretty dang cute in any photo I take of her… if I do say so myself! 😀 My favorite to date inspiration is the tattoo photo manipulation. Which, just so happens, is for sale in my Paper Mama shop!!! 😀 I can tattoo up your babe! Or grandma, whatever!

Reminder: Today’s the last day for the photo challenge: Excitement!

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  • Chels Allred on said:

    oh my gosh. that tattoo thing is AWESOME!! and i love dexter. would totally leave my husband for him.

  • The Bonjour Four on said:

    that is awesome you can do that!! haha that's great!

  • Sarah Halstead on said:

    I LOVE Dexter!! I also love the Pioneer Woman. She is awesome.

  • M.O.T.B on said:

    I like her better w/o tattoos, takes away from her absolutely precious little arms and legs!

  • Life with Kaishon on said:

    I have never seen Dexter. I need to. My best friend loves that show.Shut up right now about the tattoo. That is the CUTEST THING EVER! and so is your baby. 100% delish : )

  • Chelsey - The Paper on said:

    We are officially cable free now! SOOOOO, we have Netflix. 🙂 I'll have to add Son's of Anarchy to our list too. I'm off to go check out your photo!

  • Joni on said:

    Dexter is one of those shows that sucks you in but you kinda feel strange watching it cause it really is so unlike your own life. at least we all hope you aren't a serial killer. 🙂 I am not a big tv watcher, but i have been LOVING…LOVE, LOVE, LOVING…Sons of Anarchy. we watched the first and second season in under a week a little over a month ago. now the third season has started and i can not wait to find out what happens. It is also one of those shows that is nothing like my own life. and it is like nothing i have ever watched in the is so important to make sure you take some time for yourself even if it is as simple as an hour on the internet.and we must be on the same page cause i read ree's post about blogging tips as well. AND surprisingly, out of all 100,000+ photos in her new challenge, i came across the photo of ruari with the red ring that you entered. that is definitely a great choice. it makes me smile every time i see it. i entered a photo too. here it is if you want to check it out.… you have a great day. i look forward to choosing a winner for your photo challenge this week. so many great ones to choose from!

  • AJ on said:

    Oh, this is so sweet….those tatoos, how great that is!

  • sara on said:

    I keep hearing great things about Dexter. It's on my Netflix list but we haven't gotten it yet. Rauri all tattooed up is awesome! The Hello Kitty and cupcake are perfect!!

  • on said:

    Hey Chelsey! I love reading the PW and looking at her wonderful photos too.It's good to take some "me" time for sure!!! Everyone seems to love Dexter but I can't get myself to watch up. I just started watching Mad Men and I love that!

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