Jennifer Blake: Doing it all.

Doing it all.

November 18, 2013

I have been think a lot about what I want to accomplish in life and sometimes I get so overwhelmed with everything I want to do. I want to be a photographer, a writer, I want to create beautiful things, I want to raise a family, I want to be an OT, I want open and Etsy shop...I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. I have had people tell me that I cannot do it all and you know what? I think thats crap. I think I can do it all, if I want to.

What I do think is true is that I can do it all, just not all at once.

I think that is key to remember. I need to get it out of my head that if I am not accomplishing it all right now that it doesn't mean it wont happen. Things take time and I have my whole life to make it all happen. I am working on making a life list, a list of all the things at this moment in time I want to accomplish during my life. I am sure this list will be ever changing as my life unfolds, but I think it is a good place to start. I also think there is no prioritizing it, just start. Start anywhere. You are only failing if you are not starting is how I look at it.

So what do I want to do?

+ I want to photograph families
+ I want to open an Etsy shop
+ I want to get my OT license
+ I want to open an art studio and work with special need kids to create things
+ I want to write a book
+ I want to master Illustrator and Photoshop
+ I want to go to a blogging conference
+ I want to run a marathon
+ I want to have a big family
+ I want to design a planner

That is just the start of my list! I just have to remind myself I cannot do all of it right now, but slowly and piece by piece I totally can make it all happen.

Do you ever feel like you have so many overlapping and totally different goals and dreams and that you don't think you can do it all?


  1. YES. Let me first just say that I'm really happy. That being said, sometimes I feel like I'm not sure what I want to do with my life because there's so much I want to accomplish, and it makes me feel very overwhelmed. I was just thinking yesterday about whether or not my life is on the right track, and what exactly the right track for me is.

    Is this part of growing up? Being a grown-up is scary, but also really fun.

  2. Amen to this, girlie! our lists look VERY much the same - without the OT license and art studio :) :) I agree that it doesn't have to be done at once, but sometimes I feel like my list is going to change so much over time and if I want to write a book, why not do it NOW?! :)

    Have you spent your Starbucks gift card yet?! ;)

  3. It's so scary to try to accomplish any goals or life changes. But you can do it all and you will do all that you want. You're amazing and your life will unfold all that you want it to!


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