My parents taught me what you probably learned as a kid, too.
- A rolling stone gathers no moss.
- Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
- A stitch in time saves nine, and yada-dee-yadedah. All these old sayings apply to me for sure.
I spent a lot of years being married and raising a family, and have been my own sole support for more than 25 years. I tend to choose activities these days that I enjoy, at least when I can. I only work three days a week for money (and because I LOVE it), but I'll admit I'm pretty involved in my community, and I have just been elected to the vestry of Christ Church. I'm just completing my fourth year of Education for Ministry studies at church and will look forward ultimately to that time slot opening up. Then there's my monthly journal writing group and the monthly SoulCollage group, the Friends Board of the Peninsula Library District, and the Redondo Beach Art group. Those of you who know me well also know that I'm a mixed media collage artist, and I play with art journals, too. And I read at least one or two books a month and stream a few movies. And yes, I do hang out with family and friends sometimes, too. Yikes! I thought I got over being a work-a-holic, but---. Though I'm a contemplative wanna-be, the more meaningfully I keep my time occupied, the more energetic and creative I seem to be, and depression and anxiety don't rear their ugly heads as often as in the past. (Knocking on wood.)
My new passion, as I've written before, is learning digital collage. I'm using the tools of a site called Polyvore, but amazingly enough, I am now finally beginning to understand the layering power of PhotoShop itself thanks to Polyvore. A new world has opened up to me and you know how time consuming that can be! But, Lordy, how challenging and gratifying. Even if no one else likes my "stuff," I like my stuff. I also know myself well enough to realize I LOVE learning new things, but I ultimately grow tired of many of them, too, and then want to learn MORE! My life is a blessed one.