A few weekends ago, while bonding with my good girlfriend from New York, we talked about how it was important to have your own “thing“. I have always had a thing, or many things, however, my friend hasn’t had a thing in many years, in fact, I am not sure she has ever had a thing. While always very studious, dedicated and a big participator in lots of activities, none of them ever really encouraged her to have a thing.
Once she married and had a child, that took up most of her time. But now that her daughter was in school and becoming increasingly independent, my friend began to feel like something was missing in her life and that it might finally be the right time to find her own“thing”. Something that she could do on her very own. Something she could develop an excitement for on her terms. Something that could allow her to relax, to be at peace, to think, to reminisce, to do whatever she pleased.
I recently checked in with my buddy to see if she had done any more research into the “thing” idea, she responded, “negative” but it was certainly on her mind.
What I have noticed is that not having a “thing” isn’t something you realize until someone points it out to you or it comes up in conversation as it did for us. It’s amazing how many people just mull through life without ever searching for a hobby or some sort of pass time that would bring them simple joy or help relieve some stress.
Personally, I have had many things, borderline too many, haha. But I can tell you this, I am never bored. My ideas have ideas and sometimes they keep me up at night. I haven’t figured out if this is a good problem to have yet?
I am very visual and usually enjoy anything I can put together with my hands. I’m a girly girl, so, of course, jewelry is lots of fun for me. I also love fashion and creative photography and always have! The above shots are images I took of my latest jewelry pieces. I use a combination of Hemp, Glass Beads, Wooden Beads, Crystals, Gems and plated findings.
My Hemp Glass and Gem Bead Chokers are available on Etsy in my Vanilla Clouds Shop and I will also be selling at a local yoga studio here on St. Simons Island called Infuse Yoga! It’s very exciting 🙂
Model is the beautiful Lauren Prince.