Last year I watched with envy as cute girls set up cute booths and sold their cute handmade goodies at the Blissdom Handmade Marketplace. At that moment I said “self, you need a cute little booth with cute little goodies- make it happen next year!”. So when the vendor applications went out, I handcrafted my words just right so that I would be one of the “chosen” booths at this highly coveted event.
But then I got another email alerting me that I had also been chosen for another responsibility with its own set of meetings, timelines and obligations; the role of Community Leader. Excited. Thrilled. Woo Hoo- let’s do this!
The email that exploded confetti all over my keyboard and had me stressed to high heavens.
They picked me, they picked me, THEY. PICKED. ME!!!!!!!!!!
I poured over the setup times, hours of operation, versus the conference sessions, conference get togethers, community leader meetings, and tried like a maniac to figure out how to make it all work.
But without missing conference sessions, and in the absence of a Superwoman cape, this girl had to decline the coveted invitation to sprinkle apron bliss on Blissdom.
And I may have pouted a little bit.
Ok, a lot.
I posted a status on FB yesterday that simply said:
“Realizing you can’t in fact do it all totally stinks. I’m going to need a cupcake. I can feel it.”.
Apparently it resonated with a lot of people and the comments were really reassuring that it’s something we all face- the overwhelming urge to over commit, attempt doing it all, and pout when we fall short.
My sweet design friend, Nicole from Designs By Nicolina was going through a rough day too, and toasted me a virtual cupcake.
And she made this super cute print for your desk, office, or mirror for daily reminding:
You can download it from her site here.
And just like that, I had myself a cupcake and got over it.