Sunday, January 2, 2011

Find Time To Do Something You Love


         (Doll house in need of renovation and lighting installation.)

Time has a way of slipping through our fingertips like fine grains of sand at the beach. 

It seems the older one gets, the faster time flies by. When it's morning, and time to make my bed,  on go all the decorative pillows  just like  in the decorating magazines. Next thing I know, it's time to take them off  to get ready for sleep. Where did  the day go? How could it be dark already when the sun just came up?

During this new year, I'm going to do the daily necessary chores and obligations but also am going to "make time" to spend a little bit of each day or evening doing something I love. For example, I want to work on my doll house hobby a little more.  Notice the use of the words "make time" because if I don't make a conscious effort to do that, there won't be any time left over in the day for "fun" things.


Numerous boxes are stored in the attic, filled with miniature paraphernalia and all kinds of furniture and accessories for  dollhouses. Everything is an unholy mess, however, and has been stored for several years, since a cross-country move. Previous full time employment and just life, in general, prevented me from opening those boxes and organizing their contents.

In addition to my regular doll house,  (shown to the right) there are two more doll houses, picked up for free, waiting to be remodeled and have lighting installed.
So, concentrating on my doll house hobby, even if it's in tiny segments of time, is something I want to see happen this year.

It's important to make use of, rather than waste, time.
              

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO JUST FOR FUN THIS YEAR?

13 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love your doll house!!! What a nice idea, taking time for yourself! I'm going to be working on the 1st floor of my home and finish up all the details that need to be taking care of!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I've decided to start a new blog just for my photographs. I'm excited about that.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Susan! I am with you on this one. I've decided that I must do something creative each and every day and not let time get away from me. A bit of cleaning is also in order each day, aside from the normal daily household chores, in order to keep up so that I will have that extra time. having these 2 weeks off for Christmas has been wonderful. But tomorrow it is back to school and then the real test of time begins. Enjoy your hobby and share your results with us. :) Blessings, Tammy

Bookie said...

Good you have a plan to make time! You know what Maxine says about time: It is like toliet paper, the closer to end of the roll the faster it goes. Ha.

Thanks for the green tea recipe too.That is a great idea! So on with day 2 of new year...

Susan Roux said...

Have fun making time for yourself. It is important.

diane stetson said...

Travel to a place I've never been.

BECKY said...

Susan, I LOVE your beautiful dollhouse! I've always wanted one just like that, with lights, etc.!! What a wonderful hobby and yes, DO take the time to work on it and enjoy it!! My one thing to do...just for fun this year....hmm, well it may not feel like "fun" some days, but I'm going to finish writing my memoir!

Vicki said...

Love your dollhouse! I SO agree on making time for one's self...Happy New Year to you!

mo said...

Yay! Great plan Susan! The doll house is magnificent! I love the color! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Susan. *hugs*

LDH said...

Good for you, Susan, making time to pursue your love of working on these beautiful doll houses. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Susan! Your doll house is so charming. I once built a doll house 13 years ago. It was a very large victorian one. I gave it to my Mom and she used to decorate it per season. I can't wait to see yours all dolled up.

Cheryl said...

I have the same goal this year in regards to my mini tree house. I am determined to finish it this year :-)
Happy New year!

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see the finished products! Do you use kits for lighting??? We've not lit any of ours - seems too daunting somehow...

I have made a pact with myself to play the piano a little bit each day. So far, so good :)

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