Thursday, July 23, 2009

Who Am I ?????

On some days now that my days of managing and being a shoppe owner are over.... I find myself still trying to realize what my dream should be... Many things I would very well like to enjoy in life... I just honestly can't afford... I would love to be able to dabble in a small way as I do miss customers and meeting people in person.... Blogging has been a nice fix for filling that void however.... I guess when you see others and can help brighten their day... it is humbling.... I find myself at a rather unfamiliar place in life.... not really wanting obligations, but yet some day's trying to seek out.... maybe it is all a part of accepting retirement and the one part of my body that wasn't ready was the mind because the body sure is there..
Many of you have Etsy Shops.... Do you find them to be of benefit????? Again, I am still trying to teach myself of the saying " less is more". I have always loved a pretty place to sit and place my feet up, now why can't I seem to do that??? Maybe I was envisioning more and not realize it takes more than one attitude adjustment when down sizing in any form.... Seems we are always striving to make ourselves content and our home lovely and cozy.... I know it takes time and I am in the process of learning to know who I am now... Aging and retirement is like a intruder breaking in... and I don't have a welcome mat......

5 comments:

Lady Laurie said...

I am still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow~up!
I think trying to be content with what we have is so very hard, especially in the world we live in ~ when it seems to be all about having more. I struggle when I look through too many pretty magazines (maybe I shouldn't!) and see things I "want" and long for, but certainly don't need.
I'm not helping much...
but I'm sending you hugs))

Tammy said...

For me sometimes viewing too many pretty blogs can make me discontent...I think the key is finding contentment and enjoyment in what we do have at our fingertips.

Being shut in most of the time, I do miss human interaction...but there is absolutely nothing wrong with interacting on blogs either...it is at least some sort of contact...and it is fun too!

I hope this helps, but if not just overlook me...teehee!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I retire in 4 years and don't plan on slowing down. I see you have an ebay site, maybe start a blog shop where you could still create vignettes and sell things from there. Or, have you thought about doing shows. Usually, they are only for a weekend, even though I know they are a lot of hard work. Maybe walking in a park, or visiting a museum or doing something for someone in a nursing home. I once worked part time for a care facility where I would go in the morning and help the elderly with whatever they needed. I know I find myself sort of in the same situation, but at times I find I have so much to do and very little time to do it. I'm sure you'll find what you are supposed to do! Even if it means just putting your feet up.

Joyce said...

This whole life process can be rather sad at times when one reaches a different "stage of life". We are always looking for something on our journey when we really have what we need right inside of us. We just need to reach in and take hold of it and enjoy it for what it is, whatever it is. If we were standing at the end of the road, I'd like to think that we could each look back and say, "yes, it was good".

A happy day to you, with whatever you choose to do!!

Sandi said...

Everyone else said it all so well that I will just say DITTO. I think we all have our "moments", but we just need to remember what is important and live each day to the fullest!!
Blessings~