I’m enjoying a season in my life where I get to just enjoy and be. I’ve never really had a season like this in my life and some days I have no idea what to do with myself. I feel like I’ve been constantly on the run going to school (interior design), working a full-time job, or pushing my small business forward. At one point I was doing all three of these at the same time. I’m so used to having a to-do list a mile long, the rush and pressure of being on social media, and making sure my clients are happy and more than satisfied with their products. But now, I sit and listen.
I spend mornings wrapped in my soft beige throw and stare out the window watching ships come and go from the bay. I read books while nibbling on apples and oranges. I cook fun and balanced meals (today at 10 in the morning I decided to make mousse de chocolat, and I can’t wait to have it later this evening). Every day I have the privilege of doing the things I’m inspired to do and activities that will make me happy. Sure there are days that are filled with running to the bank or post office, but while I’m running there I have the time to linger over shop windows and stop for a take away latte instead of dashing back to my desk.
I know this season won’t last forever so I’m soaking up every last drop I possibly can. So the other day I wanted to learn how to make an animated gif that wasn’t what you typically see on sidebars but one inspired by Jamie Beck. I spent the afternoon learning and teaching myself and I really like what I came up with. Still much to refine and work on, but I think I’m going to end up doing more of these during my season of rest and creativity.