Friday, March 13, 2009
I've been trying to change my expectations a little, and my mindset a lot. Somewhere along the way, in the midst of working to get ahead and paying the bills and creating a life, I forgot to live it. I stopped smelling the roses. I stopped going with the flow. And, worst of all, I stopped going to the beach. I live in a beach community, where I'm ten minutes from the water at any given time, and I don't even see it any more. How did this happen? How did I get so wrapped up in the mechanics of life that I stopped seeing the art and the beauty of it?
So my challenge now is to change what have become habits and tendencies. And for me this is a challenge because I am a very strong, willful person, so changing my own characteristics is difficult. But I never used to be like this, so perhaps merely finding the girl I once was will be easier than if she was never there at all.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
A few weeks ago I was checking out my favorite blogs, one of which is Mana Moon Studios. Sharon had just posted photos of her newest piece, Caspian Tide. I gasped and stared at it for what had to be five minutes. How could she have made the most perfect necklace for me, without even knowing it? I emailed her as fast as I could, asking if it was still available - you see she makes only one of a kind pieces - and how could I buy it. She immediately sent me back a link to the necklace, and I was crestfallen to see that it was too short for me. Now, here's where things really start to get magical. Sharon offered to lengthen the necklace for me at no extra charge! Isn't she amazing?
So then I come down with bronchitis and I'm feeling really pathetic, and what arrives in the mail but my gorgeous Caspian Tide - customized for me. And let me tell you it fits perfectly! I think that made me feel even better than the medicine my doctor gave me!
So I have started my Mana Moon jewelry collection - and cannot wait to add to it! Head on over there and check it out for yourself. I know you'll fall in love with their pieces just like I have.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Susannah at Ink On My Fingers recently posted an exercise about favorite words. Then she assigned those interested with a letter and instructed us to list our favorite words starting with that letter. Here's what I came up with.
- Contradiction: I like it best when pronounced with a Spanish accent. Watch this trailer for Vicky Christina Barcelona and you'll know what I mean. It probably doesn't hurt that it's Javier Bardem saying it.
- Chrysalis: such a gorgeous sounding word - the sharp C with the double S's - I could say it for no reason at all, just to hear it.
- Create: one of the most important words I know; the heart of every day, to create something, anything.
- Coast: my favorite place in the world to be, by the water.
- Constellation: I always love looking up at the stars.