Time vs. Priority

And I’m back. It’s been years – with an S. Yikes. A few days ago I ran across the saying similar to what is up top. “Next time, instead of ‘I don’t have time’ say ‘it’s not a priority’ and see how it feels.” It hit home for me. I don’t agree with this 100% or more accurately don’t agree with the feeling of guilt I got when I did as it suggested. There were things that I was comfortable not having time for but not making a priority stung a bit more. Still, if I made everything a priority that made me feel guilty I would just about burn out I think.

Either way, the post got me to thinking. I realized that some of those things that I didn’t have time for (I didn’t make a priority) happened to be some of my passions. Things that made me tick. And to me that had to change.

I’m a new mother. My oh My that gave me an identity crisis for the first few weeks. I choose to breastfeed so my baby girl relied on me 100% of the time. My husband is great and helped as much as he could but when baby girl needed to eat it fell on me, and as many of you know babies need to eat a lot. I felt that I had morphed into ‘just a mother’ and had lost other parts of me.

I’ve gained them back now. I’m back to working, applying for jobs, music, event planning (my brother is getting married! Hurrah!) but I miss writing. So here I am. Writing again. The schedule is going to change. I’m going to strive for one post a week for now. Though I will still be aiming for my alliteration days. Are you ready? Here we go again!

Welcome to my Alliterated Schedule!

Hello Hello!

Happy Friday – thank goodness. What a long week for me! Do you notice that posts are coming more often? Not quite back to where I was when I first started but I am definitely getting there. I know posting regularly is the best way to get traffic and for me writing a schedule out will make it easier. No more asking myself what I should write.

Welcome to my Alliterated Schedule! It is arranged on a biweekly basis. I will be posting Monday, Wednesday, Friday on what I have dubbed Week 1 and Tuesday and Thursday on what I have dubbed Week 2. Each day contains an alliterate topic. (Wednesday is still subject to change. Seriously, I never realized how hard W was to find matches for until this blog).

 

Week 1

Monday: Mystery Monday

Wednesday: Writing Prompts and Winspirations Wednesday

Friday: Fact Friday

 

Week 2

Tuesday: Tutorial Tuesday

Thursday: Theme Thursday

 

What do you think?


On a somewhat related note :

I’m thinking of expanding Wedding Erins and Events to a Pinterest account. Thoughts? I’m a little hesitant. Is it too early? Probably. But if I’m putting themes and tutorials on my personal board anyways it seems like making an account for Wedding Erins makes more sense. Hm- such a spot to be in. Anyone have any thoughts?

 

 

Who Knew Wednesdays!

Is there any songs about Wednesday? Hm- well none come to mind. If there is one that you know of comment below and let me know! Or just insert it as a lovely little background melody to my blog today! I am considering dedicating a theme for each day of the week. Granted, I am sure I will run out of things to say eventually so the themes will get tough, but for now it will give me some structure. I am all about structure – and alliterations. So I dub Wednesdays (drum roll please!)  Who Knew Wednesdays! or maybe What do ya know Wednesdays. Hm – okay I’ll work on the alliteration. Theme Thursday was much easier to come up with.

Anyway!

With the idea of WKW (WDYKW?) on my mind I went on a wedding fact search. I found an interesting one at facts.randomhistory.com

Fact number 70: “Over 74% of first-time brides receive a diamond engagement ring, with the diamond (first discovered in India over 2,000 years ago) symbolizing pure and eternal love. The Greeks thought diamonds (adamas) were tears of the gods, and the Romans thought diamas or diamonds were splinters from heavenly stars.

I also did a little more digging as to where the tradition of Engagement Rings began. Unsurprisingly, the original rings were much less romantic. In most cases, starting in Pre-History, the symbol of a ring was to claim the woman. Caveman tied cords around their mates in order to control the woman’s spirit. Ooh, how sweet- not.

Much more romantic was the Victorian era! Jewlery was made with gemstones spelling out names and endearments and were kept together with – wait for it – human hair!

Okay. So maybe digging into the background of engagement rings was not a good idea. We should probably just be content with the wonderful symbolism of diamonds and the romantic legends from Roman and Greek mythology. By the way – diamonds began really becoming the popular stone to use in rings in 1867, when they were discovered at Cape Colony. Cape Colony is now part of South Africa.

And there you have it folks! Some lore and history about the engagement ring! Now we all know!

Source: I found the history from Reader’s Digest The History of Engagement Rings. Check out the link here for more facts and history!

Hm- what about Wanna Learn Wednesday? I should have done Fact Fridays. Way Easier!