Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Lady Cave

It is official, the office is now my "Lady Cave"!  All it took was me asking and demanding that this is what I wanted and this was what was going to happen!  The office is now clean and pink! Below are a few before and after shots.  Also, I tried using my fancy camera and for the before shots I could not remember how to zoom out. Oops!
From the doorway before.

This has been my desk since I was little, it was my Great-Aunt Mildred's. Its now in the Man-Cave.

The new entrance!

The blogging corner.

My reading chair and my sewing table (very out of practice with sewing).

The closet! Double doors! More like craft and seasonal storage.

More of the closet and a few of my obsessions! Shoes and Vera Bradley!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

When did playing make believe become not okay?

When did playing make believe become not okay?

Seriously!? What is wrong with grown-ups playing dress up and indugling in their daydreams by dressing up and acting them out?

I loved playing dress-up and make-believe! And I feel that college took away my ability to think creativitly. The sad thing is, is that I majored in ag communications with the dream of becoming an advertising creative! My mom has said that when I would play by myself (which rarely happened) she couldn't tell how many kids were in the basement though she knew I was the only one, because my older brothers and sisters were at school.  I used to be able to carry on several different storylines in my head and play them out, granted with no one watching, either with my fingers, my own body or with Barbies! I loved playing with Barbies (I had Barbie before she tried to go all Bratz Doll and got all creepy looking! That is a whole other ranting that will most likely come out), I remember in High School, my girlfriends loved spending the night at my house because I still had all my Barbie stuff out for my nieces and nephews to play with.  We would be up until late at night playing with Barbie's at 17-years old!

I think that as we age we lose our ability to daydream and make-believe that all things are possible in our minds.  And they don't need to be the same daydreams or make-believe stories we had as children but we need to allow ourselves to indulge and act like the children we wish we still are! 

Hopefully, I will be able to regain my creativity! Life and reality can be stressful and sometimes we need to escape to a place where no one find us...like our own Neverlands!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Discovery #1

I found my first step into finding who I am along with my husband.  FINALLY attempting to get the office up and running.  The Office is actually the smallest bedroom in our house and is currently only used for my husband's work stuff and one of many catch-all rooms.  It has the only walk in closet in the house.  If I had my way completely and didn't need to work with him this would totally be my closet/getting ready room/office/craft corner....the Lady Cave!  However as of right now I will be kind and work with in the realm that this will be a shared space (hopefully I can get my way later).  And so the journey of trying to define this space begins...

Ps. I do have a very nice professional digital camera that I will learn how to use to start posting photos.  I love photography but really know how to use a film camera and can develop the film and prints when I have access to a darkroom...

Pss. Photography will most def be a part of discovering myself...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What should I write about?

When starting any project or idea, I always have had the fear that it will come across as stupid, selfish, and that the end result will not look at all like I had invisioned in my head.  I have always had the problem with making the result and reality match up with the vision and then was discouraged.  Also, being the youngest of 8 children, and having all of my seven older siblings been successful or had a great talent or smart, does not help! In fact it makes it harder to blaze your own path because you can already see where certain paths have lead.  As a child my goal was to fly under the radar, to not rock the boat, to be left alone, however that does not always happen...

As of right now this blog is going to start with me trying to find who I am and create my own path of in life beside my husband.  As self-helpie as that may sound it is what I need to do.  I know that who I am now is not who I will be in 5 years and that the self is ever changing. 

All I need now to get started is to find activities and ideas that will help me to expand myself...any suggestions?