You and Me & Chasing Little G


Trying to Find Creativity. . . & Motivation

Sabra GilbertComment
One thing that I hate about working and taking classes is that it easily sucks all of your motivation and steals your creativity hours. I'm busy from 7 to 5 and of course my high productivity hours are between ten and two.  Which means that at the moment, I am either in class or driving back from Sioux Falls. (Did I ever mention that I commute to my class and spend two hours driving Monday through Thursday?)

I am loving having today off of work! I honestly had no idea that I had the day off until within an hour of getting out of work yesterday! Which on top of becoming an Aunt for the second time yesterday, made yesterday a wonderful day!!

Finding creativity and even just the motivation to try to get back into the swing of blogging things and setting up some photo shoots. I'm also debating if I should go through with some design tweaks around here, but at the same time, I adore this design and want to just leave it for the most part.

I think it is the best way to shake off all the funk of the last month by just jumping into doing all the things that I really want to do instead of pushing it off until "I have time" because that just never works and it doesn't make anyone happy.

That's what Simeon and I decided to do this past week when we realized taht the house not being super clean was really really bugging both of us and we jumped into deep cleaning a big portion of the apartment and now we both feel a lot less stressed because we did something that we both have been putting off forever!

Well that was my little rant for today. I hope you all are having a wonderful day and weekend!! Have safe fun everyone!!!

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Generation Offended

Sabra GilbertComment
I don't think I've ever done a strongly opinionated post on here before. Other than my faith, I tend to stay pretty neutral on most topics because I think a lot of other people do enough opinionating to cover me doing so as well. But the reasons for me not always sharing my opinion aren't what I'm here to share today.

Today I'm here to join in my opinion, but not on the usual things like GMO's, vaccinations, gay marriage and other things like that.

I'm here to ask why our generation seems to feel the need to be offended by every single little tiny thing that a person could possibly be offended by? I feel like it is also one of the curses of social media that one person's offence suddenly turns into EVERYONE's offencive moment.

Like the #feministsareugly thang that was trending on Twitter the other night. Like seriously people? If it upset you, DON'T MAKE IT A TREND ON TWITTER!! It just makes people pay more attention to it and fuels more anger, more people who will try to offend you with it, and even more people who will be offended.

I"m not going to take a side on the topic of feminism, but I am going to take a side on the fact that both sides of this hashtag war thing are in the wrong. One side for starting it and the other side propagating it.

I also don't understand why everyone seems to think that everyone needs to agree with them on everything. That's just not going to happen, and if it did, the world would be in extreme trouble. We need different opinions. We need different sides of the table. Because with these differing ideas, we create greatness. If everyone agreed that women staying at home was the right thing, then there never would have been a Woman's Right's Movement. There wouldn't be feminism. If people didn't think that GMO's were a good idea, we wouldn't have the food that can actually grow in third world countries that can't grow there naturally.

I had thought when I was younger that the world was starting to accept differences in people, but it is really starting to seem like people are just accepting different things. They want the right to be gay and get married, but they want to force other people who don't believe in that right to do the ceremony. They want to support feminism while bashing the opposite sex, which is just trying to flip the tables and make the situation worst for men.

There has to be a way for us to compromise in this world. That everyone can believe what they believe without the opposite thing being shoved down their throat. I'm all for people voicing their opinion. Tell me all about why you dislike Christians/Vaccinations/GMOs/Feminism. As long as you give me the chance to explain to you my side of the story as well.

And please have actual facts (that haven't been disproved) for the whole Vaccination and GMO discussions. Please. Otherwise I probably will not let the conversation continue cause there is no point.

If you want to have any of these discussions (or really hate my whole rant here) please email me for a one to one discussion.

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Learner of All, Master of Nothing?

Sabra GilbertComment
This phrase bothers me. Because I'm one of those people who likes to learn ALL THE THINGS!! I adore learning all about everything that I'm interested in. Be it horses, blogging, writing, photography, or blog design. I'm also thinking about learning a little more about interior design, but not on a business basis, just so that my apartments and future house look awesome :)

Is it really so wrong to want to be passionate about so many different things? I really don't think that I have the attention span to solely focus on one thing for the rest of my life. I get too bored doing the same thing over and over.

But the only way to even think about being good at anything is having spurts of time where one topic is my only focus. In September, I was bursting with blog design ideas and figuring out systems how I'm going to organize maybe opening up the option to doing other peoples blogs and not just my own. October has become more about working on my sister's senior photos and taking other peoples photos as well. Fall is a wonderful time for photography. I'm very very excited for November because I'm doing NaNoWriMo!!!

And I think this whole month by month switch-a-roo is what really works best for me. What would be the point of dragging myself through blog design dry spells better than tweaking my creative juices somewhere else. And honestly it usually helps me be able to come back to something that was getting me stuck a lot faster than if I had just sat around for the entire month fighting over that one thing with myself.

Do you have diverse hobbies? How do you try to balance it all?

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Probably Gonna Be A Rant

Sabra GilbertComment
Time never stops for anything does it.

I feel like time has been racing ahead of me with nothing really prepared for the future. There is no time to stop and think about what I want to do and to make a plan, its mostly just jumping in head first and hoping that what I think I want is the right choice and just going with it.

This is happening with so many different things in my life. Wedding Planning. Apartment Searching. Job preparing (AKA college, but I wanted the power of three! :)). 

Wedding Planning has been driving me nuts lately. What happened to August when i thought I had a million months to figure everything out. To take my time making decisions. I was gonna be that girl that had everything set and ready to go by now! Sure I do have a lot of things done. I really do know that I'm making progress in this planning buisness. But my days of making a decision every once in a while are over and I need to step things up hard core! Start working on DIY projects for the wedding so I'm not killing myself with finals week and preparing these things at the same time!

Two months ago, Simeon and I started looking for apartments, but everyone kept saying they didn't show or know anything until January. So we waited. Now all of a sudden the whole campus is in a panic trying to get places set up for next year and Simoen and I are trying to figure out how to pay for an apartment and a wedding. It gets a little stressful really quick!

And then there is college. College classes. College internships. College decisions. I'm all of a sudden a junior and need to start thinking about the hard questions!! What do I want to do in a year when I'm about to graduate? Grad school? Straight into a job? Do i want to be a zoo keeper? Work with horses? Run around like a chicken with my head chopped off? Two years ago, I thought I had forever to make these decisions. But its impossible to know how fast that time is actually going to go.

Time truely just disappears between your fingers like sand some time. Now the time is going fast. But will it slow down when I get married? When I graduate? When I start having kids? I really doubt it. I need to find the time now to really start making decisions on what I want my life to be centered around. So when the time comes for fast and quick decisions, I have the groundwork I already need.

Well, this was just gonna be a quick "What I've been up to" Post that turned into a little bit of a rant pretty quick.

Thanks for sticking around :)