Once in a while, I get a case of the wish I's. You know, when you look at other blogs and see what everyone else is doing, or just IS, and you think, Gee I wish I....
was an amazing mom like Cori
could cook AND take beautiful SMILING pics of my kids like Sherelle
was as all around amazing as Sandi
was as talented as Lissa at what I do
could decorate like V
was as cute and fun as Lacey and while I'm at it, I wish I had her coat too...
could respond to comments and be as sweet as Thimbleanna
heck, just BE Heather! She's amazing!
...you get the idea. And seriously, that is just scratching the surface... pretty much every blog visit, I wish I could do something as well as that person can do it. Kinda like how every time I pull my no longer white whites out of the dryer and I think of my aunt Anne and her always WHITE whites. I mean, how does she do that??
Anyway, I think sometimes it is easy to get caught up in what others do so well and we forget who we are and what makes us US. (Or am I the only one crazy enough to suffer from the wish I's??) Let me reprhase that. I think sometimes it is easy to get caught up in what others do so well that I forget who I am and what makes me ME.
Those of you who are new, or relatively new to my blog may have missed some of the snippets about who I am. So, let me introduce myself, if you don't mind.
Hi everybody, I'm Camille. I love my family, I have two darling little boys, a sweet husband, and I love to sew and just create in general. I started my own business last year and have really enjoyed it so far, even though it has been a ton of work. I stay up until about 3 am most nights (sorry, no changes there...yet...maybe ever), and I love to sleep in in the morning. Luckily, my kids aren't in school yet, and they love to sleep in too. They are really good kids, I couldn't ask for better. That doesn't mean that we don't have fights, tantrums or lightsaber battles gone bad, but all in all they are amazing little guys.
My house is almost always clean, but mostly because I drive my family crazy trying to keep it that way, also I make my bed the second I roll of it in the morning. I get tired frequently, so I drink a lot of Dr. Pepper. Too much! I love it though, and blame my dad. He quit drinking it when I left home. I guess he didn't need it anymore. I don't cook. Most of you know that. I'm not good at it. I've started more than one oven mitt fire. (???) We eat out a lot (can you say In-N-Out Mondays?), or my husband Jarom cooks. However, I make a mean PB&J for the boys pretty much every day for lunch. I eat a bowl of Cheerios with bananas every morning for breakfast. I'm really boring like that. I'm always freezing, and I hate the snow. I am a crazy multi-tasker. I clean my bathroom while I'm waiting for the shower to heat up, I pay my bills while I'm eating dinner, and I am incapable of just sitting down and watching a movie.
I love taking pictures, even though a lot of them come out blurry. I really don't have a clue what I'm doing, but I'm learning a lot. I hate pictures of myself. I think that is pretty normal though. I stay in my PJ's most days until the absolute last moment (aka 4:50 when I have to go to the Post Office). My hair is always pulled back in a messy bun, and I have more jeans than I know what to do with. I love jeans. And short sleeve hoodies. And polka dot anything. Oh, and fabric. I love fabric. And the gospel. And my family. I really, really love my family. I hope they know that.
I do have a good life, and I am grateful for it everyday. I do not have a perfect life, and I have had some pretty tough struggles to get through. I have good days, and bad, but I choose to focus on the good in my life on my blog, because it is what I try to focus on too.
That being said, Isn't blogging great? I LOVE blogs, and reading what other people choose to write about their lives. It is such a great outlet to share your creative abilities, your families, and your thoughts on life. Not to mention it is such a great place to make friends and be inspired to try new things. I don't know what I would do without it, without all of you! Even if that means I get the occasional case of the wish I's.