searching for simplicity

Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what I want from life, and have come to the conclusion that it varies day to day. Today, for example, I’m feeling rather ambitious. I have all of these ideas and I want to do absolutely everything! Yet, I’m also kind of frightened by the enormity of that ambition–just looking at my desk makes me cringe. I actually asked a coworker this afternoon if she thought it was possible to feel both under-utilized and over-extended at the same time.

Tomorrow, I may feel completely content. Who knows? Life’s crazy like that.

I do know, after these few days of self-reflection, that what I want is to find some sort of balance. A center, if you will. Maybe I should actually listen in yoga when the instructor is telling us to push out all thought and give it a try, rather than cranking my brain up to warp speed. Halfway through meditation, I’m always tapping my toes and looking at the clock anxiously.

This card is a good representation that perfect balance that I crave. Calm reflection in harmony with lively thought and action! A simple design, full of texture and pattern. Vibrant Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Kiwi Kiss. All of it centered by white space. This is what I strive for: eclectic simplicity.

2 thoughts on “searching for simplicity

  1. Travelingmama says:

    I totally understand! I have been feeling the exact same way recently. I keep getting new ideas and exploring new things and then I get freaked out because how in the heck am I supposed to actually do all this?? Ambition has two faces! I love your design. It is absolutely adorable with the cherries! Oh, and I posted a bit more on creativity. Thanks for your thoughts!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. kelly marie says:

    First of all, another beautiful card! I love what you are doing with button bits! 🙂

    Secondly, I totally get what you mean! There are so many things I want to do, but I get scared that they won’t happen. I am trying not to let fear get in my way. I am also someone who loves calm but is super energetic and excited. It is hard to balance all the different parts we have of ourselves, that’s for sure!

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