"I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But, if I'm not the same, the next question is "Who in the world am I"? Ah, that's the great puzzle!" - from Alice in Wonderland
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
There is something about flowers whether they come from your own yard, wildflowers while out on a walk, or a bouquet from the local market. They bring a little sunshine inside with their bright smily faces. Surrounding my front walk are a bunch of plants that are in need of being planted. A trip to the nursery on Monday was very fruitful. Today, the day I set aside for the grand planting project, is pouring down rain. So, I slipped outside and clipped this little flower in order to bring a little sunshine inside.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This is it - a leap for me. I am starting a blog. I am on a journey and this is one more step to take me on my way. I've been on this journey for a year now. Well actually more than a year when I reflect back, although randomly and without much gusto. What is the journey? To find me and regain my creative self. I realized I squelched myself over the past years, and I have decided that really doesn't work for me. I haven't really been lost or anything, but I tend to flap about without a purpose and I am in search of my "path" so to speak. I feel I am on the right track. Its really exciting.
Yesterday I started the Unravelling in order to take me one step further forward. Its kinda funny, how things all come together... I really wanted a new camera for Christmas. Not because I really use one or anything, but I REALLY wanted one. My loving husband obliged me. I picked out a very small point-and-shoot Canon that I can carry with me everywhere. It has been the most remarkable gift ever - and little did I know this at the time I was standing at the counter at the camera store... My good friend contacted me in February, she was starting a 365 Project... I'm on board - I have a new camera! A photo a day - a commitment, but what a life changer. Go figure how all this works out? ~ a random burning desire for a new camera, an invite to join a 365 project that I had no idea was coming, and now the Unravelling another totally random thing that has come my way... All steps in the right direction.
This photography thing has changed my life - all for the better. Now when I walk the dog, I look around me.. totally in the moment, enjoying the beauty and looking for the next photo-worthy subject. Before, I would run the mental list of things to do, what I forgot to do, obligations, slip-ups, grocery lists, etc. Definatley not in the moment. Right now, Today - I am loving me - I'm happy, content, and greatful.