Design your own shoes/life
I have been home for almost a week.
And I mean that literally.
I have not left the house on more than two occasions; when I went to visit Frida and her family and when I had lunch with my gran. I have been out running in the woods every day though and been biking in the country side but needless to say, I have felt a need to just BE.
Not many friends actually know that I am home. But I’m excited to see them all soon. Can’t bum around the house much longer.
I have been reading.
Finished one book in three days. Askungar by Kristina Ohlsson. Parts of it was too scary to read before night time so I searched my old book shelves for something more positive and thought to myself; it’s been seven years since I read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, I could read that again. So I did.
For those of you who have not read the book, it portrays the power of pursuing your dreams and desires. And of course, that had me thinking…
I love books. I love the covers. I love the letters. I love the stories.
Oh, and I love book stores (especially those where you can sit and have coffee while you read)
But even though I love writing I have never thought of taking a writer’s course or literature class.
And even though my dream is to one day publish poetry – my own or someone else’s – (I leave that unsaid) I have not taken any step toward making that dream a reality.
Or have I? Is that what I am doing, right now?
Is not the mere fact that I am announcing it, a huge step forward?
But I have many roads to travel before then (like the Alchemist Shepard) and undoubtedly there are many side tracks.
I could see myself doing some kind of design.
The other day Bibbi asking me to vote for a pair of shoes she had designed on the fashion site Nelly. I am normally not that interested in online contests but I had a look to see what it was about.
A few minutes later I found myself completely captivated by the task.
Heels, leather, pearls, patterns, colours and shapes. I couldn’t stop! And it reminded me of how much I love playing with design. (What happened to my previous plans of being a graphic designer anyway?)
One of the many things I have realized these past days;
Never underestimate the power of boredom.
First pair, I was thinking Sassy but Stylish.
Second pair: A stroll on Sunset Boulevard.