You know sometimes when you have one of those days where nothing seems to go quite right?
Your alarm is a little more shrill than usual – You get out of bed slightly groggier than usual – Your hair just won’t cooperate into the style you want it to – Your coffee is a little cold – Some heavy-footed clod stands on your ballet flat-clad feet – The office is so chilly that your fingers have frozen, slowing down your typing –
You just know that the day is not going to go the way you want it to.
But then, every now and then you get a silver lining, and the day takes a interrupted boomerang style turn to the day, and suddenly get much better.
For instance: Something in your eBay shop finally sells – you find €2 in your pocket *that you didnt know you had* – you find out that something crappy that affects somebody you don’t particularly care for (cruel, but hey) – somebody finally reads your blog (can I get a whoop, whoop!) – you finally complete a workout where you feel like you’re not part of the story that inspired The Three Little Pigs -AKA neither pigletty nor huffing and puffing – thanks fitness helpers …
And there’s your silver lining. You realise that the inside-out socks in the morning are probably not going to prevent the world from turning, and the silly little foibles are, as Twitter likes to call it, simply #FirstWorldProblems …
And just like that – feeling much better.
Due to various things that have been happening recently – details that shall, at some stage, become more clear – mainly to me 😉 – I have been re-assessing life paths lately.
What’s the plan?
What to do?
Where to go?
How to do it?
How to go about it?
These are pretty big questions at any age, but the longer you leave these questions, the harder it seems the answer is to find..! Or maybe it’s just more pressure attached to questions like this the older you are…
So it’s come down to a few sub-questions of my own:
What do you enjoy?
What do you like?
What do you love?
And still more questions…
Is this feasible? (aka are any quids to be made…)
How long would this take?
How and where do I start?
And most importantly – can I do it?
Well, as you can imagine – these questions inevitably got a big pause when I asked them of myself.
So for now, these questions will have to remain, posed in the air. Paused, with a big speech bubble and a gigantic question mark.
So in the meantime, as I ponder on the more serious questions, I like to distract myself with my great loves:
Fashion – have been spending possibly more time than I should on Polyvore – dreaming mostly… My Polyvore Creations…
Music – have been obsessively listening to Emeli Sande – still not sick of that amazing voice, music and lyrics… Her writing is so insightful and mature, it’s crazy to think that she is only 26. (Also on a tangential point – does she not have the nicest Scottish accent you have ever heard? )
Dance – And I have been ridiculously jealous and gobsmacked in equal measures at this little girl‘s breakdancing – unbelievable talent… at age 6!!
and of course my other half – he is of course, a constant source of distraction..!
Hopefully I will have a few more answers before my next post..
Until then! 🙂
Great new ideas flowing this evening…
I’d like to thank.. the PortHouse, the wine they served, and… the wine.
How is it that the creative side of the brain seems to work that much better with alcohol? Why is that? It’s just giving everyone an excuse to drink in the hopes of being more.. em… artistic… yes, that’s what we’ll say.
Anyhow, ideas flowing this evening.
Every now and then, we all *try* to have that conversation of what are we doing, where are we headed to, etc., etc.
This evening, the wine spurred this on a little more than usual.
So plans are afoot!
The blog has been resurrected.
Eventually. So perhaps yes, the word resurrection is perfectly apt!
Watch. this. space! *
*I promise this time around, blogs will actually follow….