Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Jonah Day


Bonjour et Bienvenue `a My Little Paris

Yesterday was such a "Jonah Day"........(that's a quote from Anne of Green Gables)......it's how Anne referred to a day that was just abysmal....a day where everything that could go wrong...does. That's the kind of day I had. The kind of day where you want to crumple into a heap right in the middle of main street and have a good cry. Fortunately for myself and the rest of the town...........I didn't. 

I, am a right brain........in fact, I am a frontal right thinker.......and sometimes, for us, our ideas run so fast ahead of us that our brains and our hearts can't hope to keep up. That's what was happening to me yesterday. 

My Little Paris......the boutique and the whole concept in general is my dream. I'm living it now, bringing it all together. It has taken over my soul and my mind and heart and yesterday I was trying to make myself think of other things..........of practical things like bank statements and numbers........and I'm never good when I try to push myself into one place when I'd rather be in another. I wanted to be downstairs in my boutique.......painting furniture, not sitting in my office doing books.........and now, this morning, when I am calmer, I am reminded that things aren't always easy. They don't always go the way I want them to, and that the best things in life aren't necessarily the easiest. That it's hard.........to have what you want. That I have to not wallow in Jonah Days and instead, know that I am most proud of myself when I've dug in and persevered and made my dreams happen. 

There's a Savage Garden song that says, " I knew I loved you before I met you, I think I dreamed you into life"..........and that's kind of what we do........us frontal rights, we dream our dreams into life. 

The plaque that you see above, sits on the mantle of my fireplace and I see it everyday. My Little Paris is one of the things that I wasn't able to go a day without thinking about. I sent this picture to a dear friend just the other day.......a friend who is also a frontal right thinker, who was getting bogged down in the logistics of dreaming one of her dreams into life.......and I reminded her too, that it doesn't come easily and that everyone else isn't dreaming the same dream that you are,  but that if you believe, if you REALLY believe in yourself and in the idea, then it can't help but be a success. 

Anne of Green Gables also said, "Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it"...........and I know she's right, so I'm off to begin a new day............

As Always.......
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