I freaked.out. the other day. Completely, 100% lost my everything. Over birthday party invitations. And just when I thought I was going to ruin the birthday party and mess everything up and have the worst, uninspiring invitations ever, I dragged myself back to reality.
I read through my blog. I pulled up the posts on the three birthday parties I've thrown so far, and read them. I smiled as I remembered Laura's first, second and third birthdays. I lovingly revisited her parties - and laughed when I remembered how difficult it has been for me to find invitations for her birthdays, too!
I read through my blog, and found some perspective.
But I also found a little inspiration. Reading those blog posts reminded me of some websites I hadn't checked yet for this round of planning. Websites like Paperless Post. How could I have forgotten Paperless Post?! Hysteria does weird things to a person.
At any rate, if you haven't clicked over to Paperless Post, go check it out. I have always been so, very pleased with all of their beautiful invitations. I feel such a connection - knowing that I'm not the only person out there trying to throw a polar bear party, or a Preakness (betting included) first birthday party.
Perfect, right? Absolutely, freaking perfect. Exactly what I wanted - and was unable to find anywhere else on the web. Etsy, Tiny Prints, Minted, Shutterfly, Snapfish... I was getting desperate, and no one had what I wanted. Paperless Post did - and in paper form, too!
By spending a few minutes to read through my life in blog form, I found focus - and ultimately found invitations. Panic has subsided. It's going to be a great birthday party. And Gavin won't even care!