Come on, Now!

I’ve wallowed in self-pity, then shame-spiraled for feeling sorry for myself – ashamed of not being the person I think I am to face the fire with strength and determination!

Fast forward: Pick something, one thing to accomplish.

I have a neighbor who, without a doubt, is a force of nature. Linda, you know who you are!

She has inspired me to move past the angst and empower myself and those around me.

Make a list of what I want to do each day, she told me. I sat and thought; what a simple, brilliant idea.

So as my dear friend has suggested, I’ve made a list!

  1. Take action, any action.
  2. Clean a drawer.
  3. Breathe.
  4. Exhale.
  5. Take a bath.
  6. Paint a mirror.
  7. Embrace gray roots, my split and ragged nails, no lashes and newfound wrinkles.
  8. Be grateful, so grateful.
  9. Remember my ancestors faced much worse, and for much longer.
  10. Order another jute rug. (I have a problem with jute rugs!)

Next week, The Winsome Nest will officially move into its new home. The skylights, lighting, paint, floor stripping and sign painting will all be finished. I will actually be able to arrange, tinker, putter and shoot my new inventory.

Learning to have the grace to accept what is thrown at one’s self is a lifelong journey….I’m starting to get my stride.


Comments (1)

  1. Can’t wait for this quarantine to end so the store can open! A lot of things I want to buy! Love the posts!

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