Today I learnt that sitting down and waiting is not always the best option.
This was a lesson on two levels. The picture is of a mirrored chair with a pin throw that was next to my stall at Make. Not the kind of chair you would be comfortable sitting in.
Less literally I also noticed if I sat behind my stall waiting people did not stop, but if I stood up it was easire to engage people in conversation. A timely lesson in not sitting back in life and waiting but seizing the initiative and making things happen.
Thanks for stopping by (either literally or more metaphorically)
Today I learnt how enjoyable it is when you remember to listen to people even when you are rushing around.
Today was run at 100 miles an hour with lots going on in the sidelines. I had to really work hard to stay focused on the present and not follow the distractions my mind was creating. I did manage to listen to people and enjoyed my day as a result. Thank you everyone I saw today.
Today I learnt to trust that it will come together in the end
It was the opening night of the latest play and I really was not sure it would all be ready in time - but it did come together and was a great opening night. I cont have any show pictures yet so may change this picture in time
Today I learnt how noisy these ladies are now they have had their calves.
These cows and their calves are now in the field next door to me and woke me very early this morning when they were giving their vocal chords an exceptionally good work out. Not helpful to my plans to get more sleep.
I love taking the Learn Something New Every Day Class from Shimelle for lots of reasons, but mostly as it encourages me to stop, reflect and notice what is going on around me. Starting the year before last I keep a ‘What I learnt today’ journal for about 18 months and only stopped when I was going through major changes with work and started capturing that huge journey differently. I have missed it and now that just over a year has passed since the big changes took place for me I am ready to start noticing what I am learning again.
I kind of have three major lessons across the two days of September so far. The first is that I am no better at keeping up with the creative side of this despite this being my third year! I do have a cunning plan for this though and hope that by the weekend I will have put it into place. I am going to print out some photos at a standard size – more than I will use. I will then cut some papers in standard sizes and work out different ways of combining them. Then all I will need to do each day is select a photo and papers, stick and journal. So expect a lot of clean lines in my journal this year!
Now for a bit of a catch up
Today I learnt that late night conversations can lead to exciting ideas and difficulty sleeping.
September 2 Today I learnt that one year on there are still new paths opening up all the time and this still excites me.