It's Friday and I am errand girl today

Let's see - so far I've gathered some tax info together (we've an April 30th deadline here in Canada), gone to a spin class, met a friend for coffee, bought a couple of small craft kits for the kids of friends we'll see for dinner tonight, come home and showered. The rest of the day before I pick up the girl from school is pick up the man's new suit, have two dresses and a pair of pants shortened (too short to buy anything off the rack - I know, first world problems!), and collect some hockey tickets. In between there'll be a few loads of laundry. And if I am lucky, maybe take a few photos on the fly.

So no links but instead a few words for you. And for me - that's how it works, right? At least that's how I find it - whatever is bubbling up inside is what I want to write about.

I've been thinking a lot lately about busy-ness. About what we fill our lives with. About balance between our various roles - between my various roles. Mother, friend, spouse, artist, paid worker. And even with the blogging thing - balance between living a life and illustrating/writing about a life. No wise and wonderful insights - just what has been rolling around in my head. 

What I do want to encourage each of you (and myself too) is to be true to yourself. Follow your passions. Be in the moment with whatever you are doing. If you are with your kids, be with your kids. If you are at paid work, be fully engaged. And when you are lucky enough to find some time to do some creative work, be fully there too.

I also wanted to thank all those wonderful bloggers out there that I read each and every day. Thank you for taking the time to share your lives and your beauty and your creative inspiration. It would be so much easier to flake out on the couch at the end of the day yet you still find the time to write and make and design and photograph and put it all together for us to enjoy.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Next week, more LA (shops and food and Disney), another instalment of "where we create" and even a book review too. Plus whatever catches my fancy.

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Sandra Harris

I'm Sandra Harris, a food & lifestyle photographer based in Vancouver, Canada who also writes about creativity, art, food, photography & travel. Fan of film festivals too.