Today would have been a perfect day for a stroll, a trip up to the mountains, or a walk around unexplored roads and places that are off the beaten path. I close my eyes and I see them as if all these are within my reach. I hear the endless whispers of the breeze and feel them in my fingertips.
Would. Have. Been.
Three words that may hint the feeling of resentment for someone who has been inside her room-turned-workshop for the past two weeks. But really, it is far from how my heart is beating now. I am elated at the thought that my little handmade craft shop reached four years. I may have moved a little too slow, given a number of reasons way back about time, commitments, day jobs, and the like. But I realized, there will never be a right time and there will never be time to do things if I don’t do it now or if I don’t strictly discipline myself to do it.
So this leads me to that dreaded word – adulting. You see, nobody warned me that being an adult could be this difficult and exhausting. There are bills, deadlines, commitments, piles of work and responsibilities. But I’d like to think that somehow, our childhood prepared us for this. Unless of course by some act of the universe, you lived a grandiose, sheltered life. I have given this a long thought in between designing my next products. As much as all these things can suck the living soul out of me, I refuse to give in and give up. This is where I have to stay grounded and keep my eyes on the goal. It is all a matter of DISCIPLINE – disciplining the heart, the mind, the body, all of which are essential to keep that A-game.