|A beautiful swan I photoed in Switzerland. Travel is on the agenda.|
I spend 98% of my time being mother, housewife and working woman and spend very little time doing things that make my heart sing. In fact I can't remember the last time my heart belted out a tune . So much of my day is taken up with what needs to be done, be it at home or at work.
I realised I must change. I need to take some time for myself so I can then be happy with time spent on my most important job - being a mum.
I picked up a book I fell in love with recently but have taken ages to read because I'm always too busy doing things that I think are important - but will only need doing again tomorrow (housework being the number one soul killer here). It spoke of having a hobby and learning a language ( Italian being the example) and I took it as a sign. I saw the phrase "La Bella Lingua" (the beautiful language) in the book and by chance I happen to have another book by that name. It's about the Italian language, so I started it last night when the aching subsided enough. There's 2 things I love right there - reading and learning Italian. I am in love with all things Italian (and French) and am cross with myself for letting the unimportant things get in the way of my passion.
Another thing I love is knitting. My mother taught me when I was a girl and I used to make the loveliest garments. I have a basket full of patterns and a list of requests from my family so I picked up the needles today and started on some gloves.
Tonight I looked at the box of old documents and photos I gathered when I started researching my family tree. I am going to finally put them in order.
There are other things that make my heart sing. Drawing, traveling, dancing, I could go on. Things I've started but never did anything with. However I don't want to overdo things and overload myself. So I'll start with the Italian study, knitting, and family tree.
I feel a tune coming on.................................