Top: c/o Aeropostale (similar); Skirt: Asos (similar, similar); Flats: Gap (on sale!); Bracelet: Macy*s
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all of the things I want to, need to, must do, that when I get home, I flop down on the couch unable to start even one project. The possibilities seem endless, and overpowering. How can you focus on one project when there are so many others that beg to be embarked upon. I want to focus on my calligraphy, but also read a new book. I want to get back into poetry, or go outside and take photos of the setting sun and unfurling leaves. I want to clean the house, but I also want to DIY a floral sign for my bedroom. And I want to plan the wedding, but that calligraphy project calls.
I saw a desktop background the other day that I had to make mine. It said: "You'll have more ideas than time. And that is ok." Somehow that felt comforting to me. Like all of the rest of you are crippled by your ambition to gobble up the entire world and learn how to do everything. If I sat down with you and we wrote out a wish-list of what we'd do if we had more time than ideas, I'd be an expert at everything I tried. I'd be traveling the globe. I'd be an amazing cook and a better photographer. I'd be a better dresser. I'd be a happier human. I'd be giving, kind, healthy. I'd work out. I'd paint. I'd clean more often.
There simply isn't enough time to do all of those things that we dream about doing right now, but in a lifetime, we should have plenty of opportunities to dabble in everything. Perhaps my focus on being the best at everything I try is really setting my sights too high and I need to just dive in and try things first. I need to pick up the pen for an hour, then clean for another, and plan for the last one before bed. And tomorrow, I can restart.
What do you dream about doing? What do you not have enough time for?