Anxiety – Real or just a feeling?

Most days I’m pretty upbeat and take life as it comes. Some days though, some days just stomp on me. Sunday was one of those days. Although the sun was shining, I felt the day was gloomy. My heart was heavy, I was on the verge of tears and just really struggled through the day.

Did anything happen to cause this heavy reaction? No, not really.
My whole being felt weighted down.
Do you ever feel that way? If so, what do you do to get around it?

First thing I did was thank God for all of my blessings. Once I get started, it’s easy to really get a long list going! We have so much to be thankful for. We have a home with heat, running water, A/C, a washer and dryer, a full fridge and a working stove. We live in a quiet neighborhood, well except for all of the dogs. We have big, bright windows that let the sunshine in and keep the bugs out. We have beds and blankets and clothes and shoes and toilet paper and shampoo and coffee. Several kinds of coffee! So much to be thankful for and listing it out helped, but it didn’t go away. What’s bringing me down?

I grabbed my essential oils and diffused Joy and that helped. I put Highest Potential in my diffuser necklace and that helped too. The nagging feeling still hung with me though. More like a shadow than a thunderstorm now, but still ominous.

Do you ever get days like that? Where you either wake up feeling overwhelmed or it hits you all of a sudden during the day?

I need to start sharing again. I need to reach out to people. Your stories inspire me! Do you know how much I love hearing where you’ve been, what you have going on and about your pictures? I love seeing the layouts. I really love it when you need help finding that just right title, poem, or how to journal your event.

I have two big events going on right now. The first is that I’m working on completing my Aroma Freedom Technique certification. That is the most amazing protocol using aromatherapy and coaching to work through emotional blocks. It goes hand in hand with my Young Living essential oil business as it uses only Young Living oils and I’ve seen some really amazing breakthroughs in people! It is so inspiring for me!

The second is that I have decided to start sharing on here and with my writing and creativity again. I need a community to come alongside and work with me. Is that you? Are you looking to get your photos into albums and want to share or need help? Come join us at https://www.facebook.com/scrapwithtam. I also have the website www.scrapwithme.com, but I’m not sure how to use it. I like that we can all share and encourage each other through FB, so I’m going to put more energy there.

Please let me know what you think and where you’re from. Would a contest help encourage participation? How about a sample of my favorite oil?

Now, you might be asking, what in the world does anxiety and scrapbooking have in common? When I’m being creative, whether writing or scrapping, I feel joy and my bucket is way to full to let any negativity in. I need to fill my bucket 🙂

Picture of I am Thankful For paper piecing

ScrapWithMe Is Mine Again!

Well, I did it! For those that have been following me for a while, you know I developed and branded scrapwithme.com when I was sharing my ideas and layouts with my yahoo group, ScrapbookingClasses in 2007. I enjoyed that so much and it really filled my bucket.

However, life got crazy and I had to step back from a few things. The group and classes was at the top of the list to let go of. I was sad, but just didn’t have the time anymore. Someone else swooped in and grabbed the domain from me. Out of the blue a few weeks ago I thought to check and see where it was at and saw that it would expire and be available on Aug 21 of this year! Guess what I just did? YEP, it’s mine again!! I bought the domain back. Now I need to find a FREE webpage authoring software to build the page with. I think I also need to find somewhere to host it. Any suggestions?

I want to be able to upload my sketches, articles and maybe even videos. Who do you use?

What would you expect to find on scrapwithme.com ?

I look forward to hearing from you.