I had so much fun this September Learning Something New Everyday with Shimelle. It really makes me look forward to working on a Christmas Journal with her again. Every time I take a class with Shimelle I do indeed learn something new- even when it is not the title of the course. So I finally finished putting my little album together with pictures and all and I am quite happy to share the results….
When I was five and in kindergarten I refused to finger paint- I asked the teacher if she had any q-tips… Freak much? Yes, I know- That was me at five… I have been working on correcting that problem…
I used to despise the color pink. I even wrote epic teenage poems to declare my hate of the color, but all that has changed… and quite happily so. It makes me quite giddy now… especially when I can find it existing in the wild…. or on my toes…. now, that is lovely.
I turned 32 while I was completing this journal. On this particular day I wrote- “Being 32 does not mean that I have anything figured out. I am merely more aware of all that I have yet to understand… which is so true really. I haven’t had it all figured out since I was 17- and that is ok- in fact it is good.
This is what I learned from the whole of this project… this and so much more really… but I learned that I need to stop and take time to enjoy my surroundings. There really is no excuse for doing anything other than this.
So this September I learned a lot and I was reminded that I need to pay attention everyday- for the beauty and the wonder and the new is there… but you have to seek it out- you have to acknowledge it and I can not dare afford to let it slip by unnoticed. Thank you Shimelle, as always I have learned something new from you. I look forward to doing that for years to some.
I love this picture- I took it last week when I was sitting at the park… at first there were several turtles sitting on the rocks, but slowly they all started to jump back into the rushing water below them. I have felt like those turtles this past week- I was sitting and sunning myself and looking at the rushing water below- wondering can I handle it? Can I handle this rush- or should I just sit here and wait a little while longer? And I have decided that it is time- much like the turtle above to jump on in.
I am looking forward to this fall and September. I turn 32 next month and I am looking forward to that age and what it might bring. I have gotten more comfortable in my skin lately, but more than that I am starting to realize that I can push myself a bit more then I have been. I am capable of more- I am not fragile- I can do whatever I set my mind to… now I must simply set my to it.
I will start that this September in many ways, but one will be to participate in Shimelle’s Learn Something New Everyday. This will be a good month for me to stop and document what I learn through this process of pushing myself a bit more… and to remember that everyday I learn something and everyday I make progress- even when it feels like I am inching ever so slowly on land- even when it feels like I am being tossed about in a wild rush of current.
More fun with Shimelle’s Color Challenge… and therefore more about the wonderful color green… I would imagine that by now you can tell that it is simply my favorite. It has been my favorite for the longest time and there is no sign of that chaning any time soon.
Green for my glory– I love the color green. It is lush, smells of life, and surrounds me wherever I go. Color is so very important to me… that is why I am looking forward to joining in with Shimelle’s Month of Colour. I think it will be a wonderful exploration.