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Hitting Reset + A Free Printable

The last few years I’ve learned the hard way to respect my personal limits. Although, I may not take joy in them, I’ve learned that by acknowledging them, accepting them, and dealing with them responsibly, makes me a healthier, happier, and more creative and productive person.

Life has been crazy lately and it’s started to get to me, so this week I’m taking a break from my normal blog posting schedule. The last thing I want to do is lose joy in this work. In the past I’ve jumped with both feet into things I wasn’t completely ready for yet. With this blogging and design career, I want to be purposeful and intentional while also letting it grow organically and take its natural course. I really believe God has great things ahead for us and I don’t want to burn out before giving those things time to happen.

It’s hard to pull back and acknowledge our human weaknesses because it makes us feel weak and not like the super humans we want to be. But God calls us unto rest just like he calls us unto work. I know that for me it’s my pride that keeps me from stepping back and taking the rest I need because I want to be wonder woman and do all the things. If I could, I’d give up sleep, but Kendall and I both know that If I don’t have sleep I turn into a toddler. It’s not cute, unfortunately.

So this week’s posts will be fewer and lighter, and I’ll be working more behind the scenes. Oh, and I’ll also be packing! Stay tuned for a house update later this week.  I’ve already got new ideas brewing for the future of this blog adventure that I’m really excited about. It really is amazing what stepping back every once in a while can do for your creativity and perspective.

Below is one of my favorite verses that I've created a free printable of for you to download and frame or hang on your fridge. Just click the download button to print or download! The verse is from Mark 6:31

Hitting Reset + A Free Printable - Whitney Donáe

Two Free Printable Calendars & A Funny Video

I love it when everyday objects can be both useful and beautiful and these free printable calendars meet both of those goals! I'm probably going to be hanging one of them on a clipboard in our office corner and one on the fridge. That way I don't have to choose between the two!

These lovely abstract calendars can be found on the The Creativity Exchange and are a collaboration of several artists. (find them here)

Creative Exchange Free Printable Calendar

I also really love this soft neutral one from My Scandinavian Home. (find it here)

My Scandinavian Home Printable Calendar

Also, have you seen this hilarious video going around? Please tell me you can relate! Brings back memories of when I was a kid and it was a mad dash before company came and now each week we have our home group over! 

What are your plans this weekend? I think we're going to tackle some cleaning. If we don't clean the bathroom soon, I'm going to have to start laying toilet paper down on the seat before I sit, wear flip flops in the shower, and use a towel to open the door when exiting.