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Letting Go

Over the years, I had accumulated a vast array of old mail and personal papers that I had intended to shred with a shredder I purchased many years ago. These papers had grown to several boxes and because I didn’t do what I had bought the shredder for in the first place, found their way into closet space. They had also become a regular part of our moving routine as if they were furniture.

You see, I absolutely refused to just throw these papers into the trash. Addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, tax returns….I was not going to trust this information was not going to end up in the wrong place….that’s why I bought the shredder, right? Oh, I did use the shredder when I first purchased it, and several times thereafter. But the mass of junk mail and docs and notes, and whatever else with our info on it continued to pile.

Over the past 2 months, I sat myself down in front of the television, making sure their was nothing on that I was really interested in so as not to distract me and piece by piece, junk mail by junk mail, box by box ridding myself of this unwanted pile of old.

There were papers dating back to 1997. Old tax returns, vehicle maintenance, credit card apps, you name it. I even came across an old check what seemed to be worth over $2400 dated 2011. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a real check or there was a catch in order to cash it in the first place, which is why it sat uncashed. But just for giggles, I took it to the bank….it was actually drawn on my present banking institute….to see if it was a valid check. They told me because of the date I would have to take it back to the issuer of the check. I took it back home, go online and the company is still in business. I call and explain that I have a check, not telling them the amount, but I did give the date of said check. I was transferred to someone’s voice mail and I knew then and there all I had was a trophy in my hands. I wasn’t disappointed because I knew I didn’t cash the check for a reason, in the first place.

As I said, over a 2 month period I took all of the old papers to my job and put them into our shredding bin that we are able to use, to finally get rid of a ‘hang nail’ so to speak. It really felt good knowing that was done and now I can use my personal shredder at home to stay on top of unwanted papers.

Sometimes we hold onto old ‘things’ in our everyday living….not paper….that accumulates and hangs around until they become piles of unneeded debris. We can’t or won’t let go. But holding on to those things prevents us from achieving so many new accomplishments that helps us to grow, to become better in life.

It’s just a matter of having a made up mind and taking ‘things’ to the shredder.

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All The Same

WE’RE ALL THE SAME

AllTheSame

BUT DIFFERENT

It’s Me

How many times does it take before realization sinks in to find that it’s me. I am the reason that even though my website has been up for some time now and I’m not talking about it. I’m trying to do so much at one time now that it’s up, I’m getting nothing done.

I’ve also realized I have undefined myself somewhat as I strive to reach goals. I have gotten away from the main focus of my blog, or has it evolved into what it should become.

Bottom line is in the opening paragraph. It’s me. I feel as if I’m all over the place, again getting nothing done as I want to move on, as I need to move on. If I’m not careful I’ll find myself trying to right a ship that’s leaning heavily to one side. This would cause me to use resources in adverse ways instead of sailing this ship through the waters, avoiding the rocks or other obstacles in the way.

Speaking of moving on, did I mention anything about moving. That takes place in about three weeks. I believe this will help in getting back to where I would like to be.

Well I started this post last night and fell asleep on it and finishing this morning before work. So I better get out of here.

Doors Of Time

Doors of time eternally wait to give of its bowels drenched in adventure
Open to ideas from before and of those foreseen in thought
Doors of surprise and some not so but expected in gratitude
Advancement in knowledge critiqued by desired acheivement

For want of excellent perfection doors do waiver not, but waits
Longing to expel that which was asked of it from now and before
To render its belongings to those that have gumption inwardly
Burnt to crispness defined by desires soulful need for success

Doors of plentiful pleasure as seen by those beholden to its giving
Doth appreciate such opportunity to expound upon possibilities
So many doors in waiting for naught of ignorance’s sting
To bore that which it was destined to bare for the beholden

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Making Progress

I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. But I have been busy and working more hours at work. The heat of the day and work has taken its toll. I do have an update on my progress and I do have to say that it is taking longer than I had anticipated but much of that is due to my perfectionist attitude. I know I’m  spending too much time trying to get things right so I am pushing myself to get this done so that I can work on more artwork for more products.

I did do some editing of current artwork and spent a lot of time on that. I have some items on hand already but I am holding off on showing them until the site is ready but I would like to show some photos of my grandchildren modeling t-shirts because the pics I had to take before getting one that I could use was too good not to show.

So here is what I went through to get  a good shot.

Ava Samuel Kiah

Ava Samuel Kia 3

Ava Samuel Kia 2

Ava Samuel Kia 4

 

 

I had fun taking these and there is more to come.

It’s All Good…Still

Summer days are fastly (not a word, but should be) approaching and people are out and about ready to knock off winter’s dull-drums, if winter does that to you. The warmth of the sun and heat of the days have come to bring activities that have been baking on the inside of one and all.  I have been busy indoors #workinon my Facebook Page, artwork for my online store, trying to involve myself more into my social network, and preparing to open my online store. 

If I were able to, I would produce my own products from home not just to save money, but because I like doing things myself…although I know doing that would also be so much more time consuming. So I have looked into where and who would best suit my needs in producing some of my items. I’ve bookmarked several sites to look into and will do more research as I move along.

I stated before on several occasions that I am a one man show. I know I am at a disadvantage in may ways when it comes to what I am trying to accomplish, but in no way am I going to let that be a deterrent. I’m aware there are many people in the same situation as myself, doing it all on their own that may feel the same as I do. At times it’s overwhelming, but I am thankful for the opportunity to wish upon the stars and to see dreams come true.      

So I’ve been busy designing some items for my van to advertise my business and I settled on Vistaprint for now to get me started in that area and also for window decals for the back windows on automobiles to sell. If you haven’t noticed, I changed my Facebook Page to Mind-ful Things which is the domain I purchased for my website. I think it is a better fit for me because of my poetry and clocks I design along with other writings I come up with. I ordered my ad items and also ordered some decals to see what they will look like. I’m also #workinon my website to get it ready to open. I went ahead and designed business cards and ordered them through Vistaprint also. I could have printed them myself but decided not to. 

When my store does open, it will not be completely full of items, but a nice selection will be on hand. You won’t see much if you were to visit Mind-ful Things right now, as I said…it’s a work in progress. This is the header I designed for it…

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I also have it as a cover on my Facebook page which I would love if you were to like my page and be sure to follow me on Twitter @whatruworkinon. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop in….I gotta get back to work.

Please Don’t Leave

I had mentioned recently that I am in the process of making changes and moving forward in a direction that I feel will work for me. I find it necessary to limit my blog posts to allow more time for what I need to concentrate on. During this time, I’m asking that you please don’t leave and think that I have abandoned my blog. I do appreciate the likes and comments that shows your interest in what I have to say or design.

The steps ahead will have twists and turns, pulling me here and there.

Steps

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2010 – 2013

 

There may be moments when the unknown will strike an element of fear.

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But it will all lead me to where I would like to be.

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Then I can breathe a sigh of relief.

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2010 -2013

I’m sure I will have a post here and there and some updates on my progress without giving away too much info. I will also keep an eye on what all of you are up to. With that said…I gotta go…lots of work ahead.

Love y’all

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