I get so immersed into work that I sometimes forget there’s a whole world out there. Some constant reminders that I have to tell myself: I’m a good cook and need to make a real meal once in a while, not just cheese and crackers. The road to and from the warehouse that holds my inventory isn’t the only one in town. There are streets and lovely parks that I haven’t explored in I don’t know how long.
In other words, I need to find some balance.
I’m addicted to travel and by now, you probably know I'm slightly obsessed with textiles and objects. It never ends, like any addiction. I can spend hours after my day is over looking at travel sites, making plane reservations that I may or may not keep, keeping track of what the big lifestyle sites are selling and even checking Etsy and Ebay. The next thing you know, it's midnight and I haven’t had a proper dinner and didn’t use my time for anything outside of this work bubble. I love it in here but realize I'm becoming a little too work-centric. After all, I do like eating in nice restaurants. hearing music, taking an occasional class, having a drink with friends. I want to fill in some of those holes where a well rounded life should be.
So, this year, I will try to act and do as well as think and plan. But stepping out of your bubble can be difficult. I can’t do this without a plan. To this end, here is my official List of 10 Things to Do in 2015. Wish me luck!
*I have started on one thing on this list and that's making baby steps toward launching the Flea Market Furniture for The Loaded Trunk. Here's a preview of what's to come. The first image is the original flea market find. The images that follow it are topped with textiles I'm considering. Please let me know what you think of my choices in comments!