What Could Be.


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Yesterday as I was doing my morning chores- put away last night's dishes, wash the breakfast dishes, iron and put away laundry- I let my mind wander.  This often happens, and I usually think about what I'd like to be making for my shop next, or what I need to try and get done that day- not usually too much beyond the next few days.  Yesterday, though, my thoughts unearthed something that I didn't really realize had been simmering there: a little idea forming in my head of what could be one day-  something that I could be very happy doing.

I am not one to make grand plans, and I hate the question "Where will you be in 5/10/25 years?" because that requires committing to something (and what if that doesn't come to be ???), but I found myself making plans in my head nonetheless.  I even considered grabbing a notebook to write down several ideas before I forgot.  The wild part was that instead of thinking, "oh, that would be nice," it was more like, "why not?"  Why not, at some point in the future, try to go forward?  Why not try and make it happen?  Why not work toward that goal?  Why not me?


I love this print.  It just makes me want to go and do things.  (Fun, creative things!)

Do you have a someday plan hanging around in your head?  Do you ever think, why not?

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  1. I have these moments all of the time! At first, I used to give myself a lot of excuses why I couldn't do it. Lately, I have the why not attitude all of the time. Living life has been so much more fun! However, now I want to know what you've been why notting about!!! :-P

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  2. Lately my life has been more like.. when will I start it. I have tons of ideas in my head and I'm not afraid to do them but it's always 'when will I set the date to start something'.

    Like..I would love to write a book, a screenplay, and make a movie, on top of being a teacher, a bag designer, jewelry maker..etc. I'm definitely going to be that person that does everything.. world traveler to knitter. That's me!

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    1. I have those thoughts too! Sometimes a little scary because I feel like I need to be accomplishing things faster, but most of the time it's those big dreams that gets me going!

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  3. I do have those someday thoughts on a fairly regular basis. It can be easy to keep doing what you've always done without giving it much thought. It's nice to break out of that mindset and think about what you really want to be doing but aren't right now.

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  4. I've had a lot of those moments! For example, "Why not start making jewelry?" and "Why not go back to school?" I'm curious to know what you've been thinking about! If your pictures are supposed to give us a hint then I might have a guess... :-)

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  5. I have these thoughts a lot. I'm always trying to think of my exit strategy for my day job, what kind of jewelry to work on, what to blog about, etc. I use to try to write these things down but it just became too much. When I have too many of these thoughts I tend to just freeze up.

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