Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Digital Designing

I have taken the leap into scrapbook digital design. It takes a bit more work than the average Joe may think... but it is really worth it. To see your own ideas, creations come to fruition. It takes time. It takes creativity. It takes patience and overcoming frustration. It takes a whole lot of tweaking. I am enjoying the process of learning and creating. However, I have a tendency to get caught up in what I'm learning that I can all too easily become too distracted and obsessed with it to the point where other things are somewhat neglected in my life (housework, cleaning, exercising, family, etc). You get the point. Am I alone out there? What I'm trying to get at is that it's important to find a balance between family, work and play.  One without the other and I'm left feeling a bit frustrated at the end of the day because I realize that I can not do it all - all of the time. It's a hard balance to find. I'm still working on it. Hopefully I'll find it soon. In the mean time, I suggest using a timer and setting it for 15 minute chunks of time.  This is working for me and it helps clear my head... not to mention I actually get some housework done too. :)  What do you do to find balance in your life?


  1. You're definitely not alone! I am finding the same frustrations, especially since diving into this wonderful, crazy world of digital scrapbooking design. It's fun, though! I haven't found a great trick for finding balance, I'm afraid. But I do try to limit my design and blog time to no more than 1 hour in the first part of the day (when I should be working in my "real" job!) and a couple of hours at night. It's waaaaay more time-intensive than I ever imagined! Anyway, best of luck to you with your new design business! (PS I'm from your AODD class!)

  2. thanks for sharing! It's nice to know I'm not alone!