Thursday, January 8, 2009

Life's short...the list, long

I think that life is just too short to get done all the things you would like to do in a lifetime...

I've been away from my sewing projects for years and I am just now finding the time to take it up again.

I think it would be great to get into quilting. I've always wanted to.

I would love to be able to scrapbook more...I think I only have a few handfuls of pages done in my scrapbook with box after box, not to mention jpg after jpg, more to do!

I have a table and 4 chairs that desperately need refinishing and reupholstered. I have other woodworking projects that I *hope* someday to get around to doing.

My art is neglected, too. I used to draw all the time. I get out my sketch book sometimes and look at all the lovely drawings I've done. Not too long ago, after one such perusal, I tried drawing a was really sad. I'm so out of practice, the baby face I was drawing came out all wrong! So frustrating and disappointing.

Don't even get me started about how much I miss writing...spending hours at a time lost in a world of my own making... creating and crafting characters that I come to love and stories that seem so real to me.

And this is not even mentioning all the things I've never done, or haven't done in years and years, but would really like to take up. Things like... hiking, skiing, running (or even walking), biking--my poor bike just sits in the shed just begging to be used!

Oh, and all the vacation spots I would just love to visit! Victoria Island again, Hawaii again, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany...

I suppose that I am just too big a dreamer, too much inspires me to create. I am not satisfied with just one of these areas. No, I want them all! They are all a part of me, so essential to my being.

God made so many wonderful things for us in this world. I marvel at His creation. I marvel at the Earth He made and I marvel still at the humans He put here. What scope, what range, what an awe-inspiring concept of life He patterned us for.

"Thank you, God, and may you help me to accomplish some of the things on my 'list'!"