You Never Know What's in Store

"What you see, is what you get"

What you see, is what you get....

When people say to me: "How do you do so many things?" I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: "How do you do so little?" It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
~Philip Adams

This quote is appropriate because I got mad at myself last night. I was perturbed due to the fact that once I got home from work yesterday, I sat on the couch, and basically, my butt got glued to the cushions. I don't know how on earth it happened since my to-do list is 10 miles long right now!?! I should be making final preparations for the trip, and I should be tidying up the house - so that we don't have to come home to a pig-sty...........Why?! I asked myself did I just sit there, and do nothing!. I remember complaining quite frequently about how there isn't enough time in the day to do all of the things I wish to accomplish, but who's to blame when I am wasting perfectly beautiful sunlight to sit on my rumpuss.....ME, that's one else.....ME.

I'm just being extra hard on myself right now, I don't do it all the time. I'm just attempting to keep myself motivated so our trip doesn't creep up on us like they usually do. I am a notorious procrastinator, and it really stresses me out when I allow that to happen. Okay, so, I'm stressing about the heck does that work?! Breathe in......Breathe out........I suppose a freak out on top of excitement is a weird combination of feelings, but it keeps things interesting, don't you think?! Enough about that.

The artcard above was made about 2 weeks ago, although I added the black and thin blue border after the fact - FYI. I really like the message this one conveys, simple yet powerful. Sometimes it takes people longer to find what's hidden beneath layer upon layer, it may be years, possibly decades before you realize a true passion or hobby or (fill in the blank)......the story I shared with you about what I've been through a few posts ago, was a heartfelt message that I was deeply compelled to share......within my story were twists and turns that I didn't expect. As some mentioned in comments, there's a silver lining and I truly do feel that everything happens for a reason.

Without climbing in the picture, I reawakened the passion that I have had for photography in an all new way. Here I am taking photos like mad, and getting positive feedback from what I produce. Even though this is not where I intended to be initially, this is where I am, and I am pleased with where I've ended up so the title suggests, "You Never Know What's In Store."

What are your hobbies or passions? And did they happen by accident or.....


  1. Hey girl, don't be so hard on yourself :)It is amazing how things get done in the end

  2. We all have the potential to change our physical, mental and spiritual condition. All it takes is the ability to ignite that internal fire...

    you have the kindling all ready to go, you just need a spark.

    And it is close...

  3. On the other hand, there is something essential about slowing down and appreciating life by not doing anything, but just by "being".

    Life is not always a laundry list... you're allowed a break now and again :-)

  4. Jessica: I promise it is me, Sian, not a spammer :)but I have just been surfing and found this site

    it is a bespoke printer and I think it would be ideal for some of your photos. Please go and look and I promise I will try not to nag you

  5. sian: I're acknowledging the procrastination sooner rather than later....we'll be fine :)
    Oh yeah, and I have heard of Moo before......I've got some Moo cards made actually.....WANT ONE?!?!

    biker: Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear....haha...that's the first thought I had when I read your comment!

    TD: There will be plenty of time for that on vacation, thankfully!! But you're right.....I do take the time on occasion.......okay, lots of occasions!

  6. ohh i love this collage.

    give yourself a break!! sometimes it's good to just plop down and breathe - it makes the rest of the things we do that much better.

    like photography, for instance :)

  7. don't do the nom play about with maths and the mixing of diffrent colors and mediums,plus diffrent materials.stop doing balance you don't know you are doing it everything go'es to the eye in the center.the eye is not the message that you are trying to put over.sorry to be hard you are better than this.your art as been A+.your cardmaking, for someone who just started shows you have a feel for the craft.i need to be hard on you because you know that you have a gift that a lot of people will never have and the more you work at you art whatever that maybe. you know you have done your will try to get that perfect artwork and from time to time you hit the mark. sorry to be so hard but you are really good.

  8. Yeah... take a good look in that mirror.

  9. My passion has always been writing but for many years I put that on the back burner. Now that I discovered blogging, I am ready to cook again, :)

  10. Oh gosh yes! I would love a moo card of yours. Thankyou! :D

    And I haven't forgotten about the post card, but I haven't found one of our town pretty enough to send to you, all of the ones I have seen so far are rather mundane.

  11. a little bird: You're right I can be 100 miles an hour all the time :)

    POD: What is nom play?! It's funny that you don't like this one, it's actually my favorite one so far! That's what art is......some like it, and some don't :o)

    biker: say wha?

    greg: I enjoy your take on things greg, you are a good writer :)

    sian: You got it! Now worries about the PC.....