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Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

A new habit I’ve been trying to do is writing down the highs and lows of each week.  I learned about it from a friend of mine who does it each month.  You can also do it each day if it helps.  I’m big on journaling, and this idea helps keep things in perspective.  I know I go through periods in my life when it feels like everything’s going wrong, but if I’m actively recognizing the highs and lows, it’s easier to see patterns in life.  I’ve realized that some weeks have bigger highs and lows than other weeks, but it all evens out in the end.

I’ll give you an example of a high and low this past week for me.  One of my highs was being able to furnish and accessorize a model home at Daybreak here in Utah in conjunction with Liv Design Collective.  Daybreak is a planned community using the traditional neighborhood development model where everything is planned to be a 5 minute walk bike ride to the lake, park, shopping center, or restaurant.  The goal is to cut down the dependence of automobile travel.  It’s a really cute development, and I first went there when I was a student in design school four years ago.  Being able to furnish a home there was a big challenge but lots of fun.  I’ll post some pictures after the installation.

A low for me this week was realizing I’m going to have to start over on the quilt I’ve been working on.  The problem is that I’m trying to make a quilt from an image I found, but the pattern for it is completely different from the image.  The quilt I love was made by modifiying the pattern, and I’m trying to use the image and the pattern at the same time (even though they’re different).  Basically, I used all the wrong colors and it’s not looking the way I want, so I have to start over.  In the grand scheme of life, it’s not a big deal, but with limited time and money, it’s definitely frustrating.  At least I realized it now before I got too far along.

I’d love to know about some of your highs and lows for the week.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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