It is so easy for people to love you at your best, but what happens when they see you at your worst? This is bound to happen eventually, even if it takes years, and if it does take years, then what? One can only hope that you get the support needed, but you never know – this is when true colours are shown.
I support the arts, I love the arts – I am artsy! What can I say, while I was working in the business world, I was always craving something else, “what was missing?” I would ask myself? As it turned out, it was my artistic side that was not being fueled.
Working with artistic types is so different. So much passion for what they do, in fact I have so much passion for what I do (or am trying to do) now.
We are put on this earth to live, but what does that mean? What is life about? You can get very philosophical when answering this question, but for me, I like to keep it simple!
We are here for a finite time, so what do we want to accomplish? If you have been reading my blog and even following it, you already know that I want to live, enjoy, experience and do good … surrounded by friends and family.
I hope to live my life and make a difference. That is, to make a difference to the world, the people in my life, and the people that I come in contact with. I want to leave the world a better place.
My kids are a constant source of amazement and laughter. Some of their comments just crack me up so much, I don’t know where they come from, so I just had to write them down somewhere – may as well be here! Most of the funny comments are about their lovely mom!
Facebook, Twitter, Cellphones, Digital Cameras, Internet … With all this technology it becomes harder and harder to protect our kids. As a parent this has become of increasing interest and worry to me as my daughters grow up with all this technology. They are so proficient and can’t wait to get cellphones and set up social media accounts.
A year ago I said goodbye to one of my best friends. She described me as “the brother she never knew she always wanted”, I described her as “the best friend I always wanted”.
A friend once told me that “you really don’t know what love is until you have kids”. I now agree, but would change that to “you don’t know how much you can love until you have kids”.
I was raised to believe that anything is possible, the sky is the limit. My parents always believed that I could achieve whatever I wanted provided I set my mind to it.
This type of encouragement was great as a kid – parents having so much faith in their child. Although sometimes they could not understand why I did not get straight “As” in school (I was a late bloomer!). I found that with this upbringing I set the bar high as I believed it was achievable with hard work and a bit of luck.
It is that time of year again where we look back at what has past and look forward to the things yet to come.
Despite this past year, I try to look at the big picture and realize that I have so much to be thankful for, a life that many people would strive to have. This allows me to appreciate everything that I have:
My father once told me not to place so much emphasis on friends when making decisions because when you grow up you will spend most of your time with your family. While it is true I spend most of my time with my immediate family I rely significantly on my friends to destress and just forget the inherent problems that arise from work and life.
Some say I value friends more than most but your friends help define you as you grow up, I am talking about your peer group as a kid and into adulthood. As much as you learn from your parents, it is also your friends that steer you into the right or wrong direction. When life gets tough or problems arise, your friends can be the first source for comfort, for me I don’t how I would cope with some the things that life throws at me without my friends.