Why throw something out when you might need it one day thats my philosophy, I know that sounds kind of weird to a lot of people but so often I have had a
clean out and as soon as something has gone I always seem to find a use for it.
One of the reasons I keep things is, I relate everything to an
event, person or place and to me capturing special memories is really important. Not only is it nice to have a piece of the past to hold close but to have a story that goes with it is even more special. My way of having a clean
out these days is making a treasure that holds a story.
This is my 'Family' cross. On it is all of my mothers plastic beads, the ones I remember her wearing the most, her old watch , a couple of her favourite earings and brooches, even part of her hearing aid. My dads watch, his car key and some polished stones he collected, My late husbands watch is in there as well with his memorium notice from the newspaper sealed inside plus lots of other bits and pieces that all have their own story. It may not be the prettiest thing you have seen but all of those things are reminders of those special people and on their own they would be classed as junk and destroyed but in this form they are a precious memory to pass on.
Some of us go through our lives doing what we think is expected of us, and put our dreams aside for the 'right time'. The 'right time' and the "timing is right' are two different things and the sooner we realise this the sooner we can really start to live our dreams. Those of you who have waited for he right time to start a new adventure may well agree that is is often a long time coming because it is easier to find reasons why we shouldnt do things than it is to find reasons why we should.
The way I live my life now is so different to the way I lived it even 3-4 years ago and the one major realisation that allows me to be happy everyday, be the person I am and to do what I love most and follow my dreams is this......
"If you truely believe in yourself and you believe that what you want to do is right then a door will open, you just have to recognise that just because we call it a door it might not neccessarily look like a door, so we have to be open to every opportunity and be prepared to take a deep breath and just do it. Appreciate and be grateful every day."
Today I am living my dream and I dont have to wait for the right time because the timing is right.
(still waiting for the building though).
Today is cold, wet and windy but we are tucked away nice and warm with a list of things we are hoping to achieve today. ....Well that didnt happen did it? God knows where the hours have gone but the sunlight outside has dissappeared and there is only one thing on that list ticked off as done. There is no sense of dissappointment though, because I just changed the 'Things to do today' at the top of the list to 'Things to do tomorrow' and that sorted that for another day.
Peter's Big Pile of ??????????
We will just have to wait and see.
This waiting is becoming a bit of a bore and a few extra days has turned into weeks. I have nearly finished my website, my facebook is set up so now all we need is the building. My magpie persona has been unleashed yet again and I have aquired and accumulated so much stuff that I am running out of room to put things. I was hoping that this week would be the one, but still no word, bueracracy is taking its time. I guess this will be a good weekend to start an early spring clean around the house because once we get the go ahead there wont be much getting done at home until after the opening.
Why are we waiting....
Waiting, Waiting, waiting, those who know me know that patience is not one of my greatest virutes. Waiting to get the go ahead to start work on Verdigris Studio is driving me nuts! We should have been in last week but it has put it back for a few more days. I have so many ideas floating around in my head of things I want to do to the place and I just want to be able to see them come to life. Poor Peter his head must be reeling with all the banter I have been throwing at him day in day out but he always remains calm and reassures me that it wont be long now. In the mean time though we have had the chance to do a lot of preparation so that when we do get that call we will be ready to go. But for now I am told I will just have to be 'patient'.