Monday, May 21, 2012
Ventured, but not quite gained
What is it that keeps you motivated, keeps you interested and on your toes? Is it something that just presents itself? Something that just grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go ...like the feeling you had when you met that one really cool person who went on to become your best friend? Who knew that was going to happen?
It always amazes me how many hobbies seem to just come and go. Maybe it's just me but I don't think that I am alone in this. You grab an interest, have a cup of coffee with it, then eventually feel that this one will shine, this is the one you will remain faithful to, motivated by. Then within six months, it's a knickknack.
Looking through my jewelry box today, I couldn't help but notice all of the pretty earrings that I had created about two years ago. Walking past a bead store in NYC one day, I decided to go in and take a peek at what was inside. Silver, gold, coral, turquoise, and just about every other color and texture under the sun. I quickly whipped out my debit card, had my beads and earring supplies bagged, and I was off on a new journey.
I now own about eight different pairs of homespun earrings. Earring creations that I posted on my Facebook profile that generated a good amount of attention, with lots and lots of love. Visions of business cards, business names, an Etsy shop, all filling my heart and head. Since I had been laid off from my job last year I have created a total of zero pairs, no actually I think I did create one pair, one! What the heck happened? Apparently, I have all the time in the world and end up only generating one pair of earrings. Where did that passion go? What the heck happened? How can do you get it back? How does one get whatever "it is" back? Anyone? Just wondering....