Life is full of opportunity. I have been living proof of that, and also of what happens when you seize it. Among those opportunities are little moments that define and design who we are and who we become. I have begun to notice and identify those moments of design and I find them fascinating. I believe that we are forever incomplete for a reason. It keeps the canvas open for more possibility. We make a million little choices which ultimately shape who we are. I am trying to capture mine. Even a few of them.
One of today's defining moments is this post. I have always wanted to start a blog. I am not a classically trained, dedicated writer. I do not have ambitions of being a stellar and world famous novelist. I do not pine away hours attempting to come up with topics that move or change the world. I just like writing. It makes me happy. And that is the theme of my latest design.
I am a relatively happy person, but I feel that more could be done to solidify a stable happiness quotient. Unfortunately, as a mother and wife, I have the role of setting the tone for the household. It is not a role I relish, but one that I accept. In turn, I have decided that it is important to focus on what matters, whether trivial or monumental, because that will increase the level of happiness felt by all around me.
I remember turning 30 and a friend of mine told me that you really start to evaluate significance of people and decisions in your life. Suddenly you are real adult (don't ask me why, when not in your 20s the world takes you more seriously) and the choices made now weigh heavily. I have honestly felt that, though part of me wonders if it isn't the power of suggestion and a little self-fulfilling prophecy that has made this real. As I redefine and design the person I want to be, I notice more of these little moments.
|Wouldn't you choose to be with them, always?|
Moment of Design captured...