Oh, Friday. You are my favorite. I could probably come up with a good reason for liking almost every day of the week, but Friday is my day to blog so we’ll go with Friday as being my favorite day of the week. It’s been a pretty quiet week here at 433, with not a lot to report on the blog front, but I am feeling pretty inspired by a quote shared by someone on our Facebook page yesterday:
“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”
One of my favorite things lately has been using Instagram to capture my favorite things- anything that is happy and whimsical and instantly makes me smile- it’s getting Instagrammed! My favorite place in the entire world (my apartment), my 90 lb puppy, the first flowers of spring, my niece (actually my bff’s daughter, but more like a niece! And she is going to be a big sister next month!), everything! I realized that since I moved to Fort Wayne last summer, my life has been just one big blur and flurry of activity. First it was July, and then it was Thanksgiving, and now it’s almost time for Art Fair??? How did this happen?! So I decided last week that every single chance I get I am going to force myself to slow down and just appreciate the little things that I’ve been rushing through.
I think I’ve got the always being whimsical part down pretty good- there’s nothing I love more than a little silliness in the middle of being serious. But the taking responsibility for my own life- and not letting my own life be so busy that it passes me by- I am definitely going to be working on that. Starting yesterday. So thank you, Mary Oliver, for penning those words that have already begun changing my life.
And because I’m looking at the shelf where the hobo bags live, and we haven’t done a contest in a while, how about a hobo bag giveaway?! Just leave a comment sharing one way that you plan on slowing down and enjoying this summer, and I’ll pick a lucky lady on Monday to receive a braaaand neeewww hobo bag!!