I look out the window as the snow falls on my 1880 farmhouse and surrounding fields, while I sit here on my computer thinking what to blog about. My lifetime dream of becoming an English Teacher is again placed on hold for financial reasons. And though this decision was needed it doesn’t, by any means, make it easy. I have been mourning a dream I was so close to getting and the reality was almost unbearable. I do not know if any of you can relate to having something so close in your grasp, but yet be so far out of reach, but for me I have felt like a failure. Now I am not saying this for everyone to have a pity party for me nor am I having a pity party for myself (not anymore anyway). I want you to be aware of the fact that change , at first glimpse feels negative, but with a change in mindset can be seen as positive. When we find the door slamming in our face, it is our job or rather our duty, to turn around and find another door to open. Something I have forgotten is that everything is just for a season, nothing is forever. In other words, without change we do not learn, if we are not learning than we are not growing. This is something I have forgotten when I was in the thick of what I thought was damage to my spirit. What I also failed to remember was my life motto: “Live long, laugh much”!
Since then, I have begun the job search process, back into the professional field. I have actually been working with a professional business analyst preparing a new resume and using technological devices to market myself. So as I continue the job search process, a dear friend has been encouraging me to share my ideas and the way in which I live my life. This has been extremely daunting. I honestly did not where to begin, I mean, I never read any blogs before, nor uploaded videos, took step by step pictures during my current projects then type out descriptions of the process. Add to that the development of thinking up posts in order to have my readers engaged; I truly was not aware how many countless hours this would all take! So here I am slowly creating this venue to not only fill my time but perhaps encourage you to make the most out of your time.
So today is a new day with some beautifully fallen snow! I am just about done with one of the baby quilts I am making, so keep a lookout for that posting under hand sewn projects later in the week. I am also preparing to add a new page on my blog of home decorating ideas. Remember I live in an old farmhouse and I live a simple life, so expect ideas along those lines. I am just a country girl living a country life and raising my kids the old fashion way.
Maybe this venue will additionally provide you an opportunity to share yourself with us!
Please feel free to add a post about what you have going on in your life, or maybe a desperately needed soap box to share your views. I want this to be your blog as much as it is mine. I will continue to do my best to create ideas in all venues of my life that can give you ideas, and encourage you. So for today… seize your opportunities!