I hope you’re doing well. Me? I’m enjoying life, smelling the roses, working with lovely clients, and piddling along with my online shop.
I wouldn’t say I am any more or less productive or determined than I have ever been. I’m not searching or looking for my next step any more or less than in the past. There’s so much to talk about and so little that I want to get into. Perhaps I am feeling a little more private than I used to be. When I write here I imagine all of you who I’ve met through my shop, and mutual friends, and many of you who I feel are like family now. But it’s not just you, anyone can read my honest and personal writings. I think because my world feels a little bit smaller now without the shop, my voice is more quiet, when possibly it should be quite loud.
I came across this interview with Bjork. Love her or not, she is a musical and intellectual genius, and her words really spoke to me:
“The only thing you can do is try to please yourself. The more selfish you are, the more generous you are, as contradictional as that sounds. So what I am always doing is just doing what I need to do at the moment. The minute I try to please 5 people, I won’t please anyone, but if I only please myself, I might please 10 people. I will always be myself, that’s kind of something I had better accept. At the same time, one form of acceptance is that I will never stay the same, and everything changes every second, and you can’t freeze frame anything, and I try to accept that as well.”
- Classes, what would you like to learn? Tai Chi? Photographing a room or products? Watercolor painting? I’ll provide a great teacher and we can all learn together.
- A sale of my collected treasures
- A gathering of people who can each teach one thing to everyone there, a meeting of the minds, if you will
- A brainstorming session, if you feel lost and need direction, each of us get a chance to brainstorm with the others about it. Yes, I am getting all Barbara Sher on you.