My Disorder.

I took this week off to give myself some time to sit and enjoy life. I’ve been so busy up and about that I have not given myself to relax. It got so bad that I actually ended up in the emergency room/urgent care because I almost passed out. Apparently, my stress got the WORST of me, and it caused a clinically diagnosed panic attack. Ive always known that I’ve had an anxiety disorder, so I’m glad that I confirmed it this weekend. It’s easy for someone to just say “relax” or “calm down,” but for someone with my disorder, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Trust me. I’ve tried.

Hopefully, the time I take off this week will do me some good. It’ll also give me time to do the things that make me happy — shopping, scrapping, reading, sewing, blogging, etc! …and thank you to everyone who has been supportive of my condition. I really appreciate all of your kinds words; it keeps me smiling.

I already managed to crank out a mini album and a couple of layouts.

For the mini album, I used only black and white photos; I thought I would try something different. It’s an album about my excursion around the bay.

Heres the cover.

Here's the cover.

Mystery Spot page in the mini album.

The Mystery Spot page in the mini album.

I havent written in the album yet; I love the green paper though!

I haven't written in the album yet; I love the green paper though!

Heres a flower I made out of random supplies I had.

Here's a flower I made out of random supplies I had.

I love the blue felt stars!

A picture from a Santa Cruz beach. I love the blue felt stars on the page!

Some details on a page of the mini album.

Some details on a page of the mini album.

I also wanted to share the two latest layouts I’ve created. I took out the sewing machine, so I went sew/stitch happy.

This first layout is about my anxiety. It’s a layout written to myself as a reminder to stay relaxed.

Layout about my anxiety disorder.

Love, Me.

Up close shot of some of the details.

Fanned paper for texture and funky stitch lines!

Note to self.

Note to self.

The second layout is, of course, about the little furbaby. I’m worried about her because we found a lump on her right shoulder. It’s a hard mass, and it was definitely not there before. I have no idea what it is, but I’m hoping that it’s nothing big. We took her to the vet yesterday, and they did a biopsy on her. We won’t know the results until the end of this week. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed and trying not to worry about it.

She seriously is "priceless".

She seriously is "priceless".

I wish Miniature Schnauzer did cost this much. They really dont, especially if theyre white.

I wish Miniature Schnauzers did cost this much. They really don't, especially if they're white.

Moreover, make sure to check out the Red Oak Lines Design Team. Find them in the previous post. They are a group of talented ladies, and we all are very excited to be creating with the items in my shop.

If anyone is looking for sponsors for their challenge blog sites, let me know. Or if interested in being featured on my blog, head on over to Red Oak Lines, purchase an item(s), create a layout/project, and then send it to redoaklines@gmail.com! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Trying to enjoy life,

Sarah.

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14 responses to “My Disorder.

  1. Gloria

    Yay! I love your new LOs of yourself and Maui.

    Make sure to get plenty of rest and do things to make yourself happy. We only live once. I’m glad to hear you took the week off to really relax and do the things you love to do.

    Smile and remember to go “WEEEEEEEEEE!” πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle

    Beautiful LO’s Sarah !
    Hope you are feeling much more relaxed and stress free this week !
    Take care.

    Cheers:)

  3. Hey Sarah,

    Thanks for getting the package out to me. Love the LOs and the one with the classified ad w/Maui is precious.

    Take care of yourself and get PLENTY of rest!!!

  4. Goodness, girl! Glad you have time to de-stress & do things you enjoy. Clearly the time is being spent well, because that mini is CA-ute! Love the LO’s, too!

    Take care of yourself!

    Hugs… πŸ™‚

  5. Hope you are ok. Don’t push yourself too hard.
    Love both the mini album and the layout. All the accents are perfect!

  6. bangforyourbuck

    don’t worry, be happy πŸ™‚
    eat a mgb.

    love,
    your biggest fan

  7. Hey, Sarah. You made me worry! Glad you can take some time off and just do what you love.

    I don’t know what it feels like but I do know about anxiety and perpetual worrying. Just try not to think too much and bury yourself in things you love to do, like that absolutely gorgeous mini-book.

    Hope Maui is okay. Wishing you both the best of health.

    *hugs*
    Nina

    P.S. I have a little award for you on my blog. =)

  8. First of all, Im so glad to hear you are taking you some time for you. Im not going to say relax, and breath. Only cause I too am the same way as you. I can never seem to slow down and my husband cant even begin to understand. So I’ll just keep you in mind and hope you take more time for yourself :).

    Now your mini album is beautiful as well as your fabulous los as always:)!

    {HUGS} to Maui. I hope everything is fine and I’ll keep her in my prayers. Please keep us posted on her.

  9. The mini is adorable-love the B&W photos! The los-beautiful-love the stitching! Hugs to you and hope you get to relax a bit more this week!

  10. Awesome work! Hugs and kisses to you and yes! Focus on something you enjoy doing! Take care my friend!

  11. I love how cheery and bright your layouts are, even when you use black and white. I totally dig that mini-album!

    Enjoy your week off and take care of yourself! =)

  12. we all have some disorder. πŸ™‚

  13. Do try to relax a bit Sarah. Try to slow down and give yourself time to “smell the roses.” Congratulations on your new store and your new Design Team. Just saw your very creative stuff. Good luck on the biz. By the way, love the mini-album.

  14. I’m her biggest fan! I’ve been alive longer, thus can claim to be an “old school” fan. Btw, that book you made last weekend…. I never got to flip through it, but am I in it? πŸ˜€

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