Did you Dutchies enjoyed the warm weather last weekend?
I know I did! I finished my work early, and had some time left to art journal
in the garden. It’s the first time that I brought my markers and copics outside
to work in the open air. I though I would not like it to work while sitting in a
chair without a big table – only a small one to put my markers and tea on.
But I enjoyed it! Painting and spraying will be more difficult this way, but
doodling and writing aren’t a problem to do this way. I’ll remember that, and
I hope we have a nice Summer!
I have three pages for you today!
Two of them are lists (still not done with those 😀 )
List #23 – Guilty pleasures
I know the phrase, and what is meant by it. But for you who don’t:
“A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable
despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The “guilt” involved is sometimes
simply fear of others discovering one’s lowbrow or otherwise
embarrassing tastes. Fashion, music, and junk food can be examples
of guilty pleasures.”
Ofcourse I have those pleasures. But I don’t feel embarrassed by it.
I simply have no problem with you knowing that I love chips, I like
to watch make-over shows, there are some terrible songs which got
me teary-eyed etc. etc The list, ofcourse, is a lot longer but here’s the thing:
I don’t feel ‘guilty‘ about any of those things.. I don’t even think it’s
embarrassing to say you like certain things. I’m not trying to keep up
an ‘image’ or something. I am who I am and if others find it ‘not done’ that
I like certain things, that’s their problem.
(I see now, that this is something that I should have put on list #27
but in a way, it is on that list.)
Are there absolutely no ‘pleasures’ that I do find embarrassing then?
Well yes. We all have them I guess…
And that’s why I came up with this ‘list’.
(After I write a blogpost, I always run the spelling check before I publish it.
I just did that, and the spellingschecker says ’embarrassing’ should be written
with two s-ses – can’t change that on my journal page, but I’ll remember.
OK, another lesson learned.)
List #27 – Lessons learned
After I made this list, I thought some more about point three.
It’s not completely right that I put “You can’t be liked by everyone”
on this list as ‘a lesson learned’. I still struggle with that one from time to time!
It’s a trap that most people, especially women, walk into… we just want
EVERYONE to like us! It always hits me hard when someone seems to dislike
me. Although it gets better now that I am older, I’m still a bit of a pleaser…
This lesson isn’t learned yet. I still go back and forth from “being authentic
and never mind the people who don’t like me when I act the way I am” to
“oh my, let’s not get over enthusiastic or act as a ‘know-it-all’, because chances
are that people will start to find me arrogant and pretentious and they will
dislike me for it”. Lesson STILL NOT LEARNED. (Working on it though!)
There are no real ‘secrets’ on this page, but I name some names and I don’t
want the persons to feel uncomfortable when everyone can read it on my blog,
so I blurred the journaling.
And that’s it for today folks!
Now that the days get longer, I have an extra few hours daylight
in the evenings. That means I might get another journal page done
this week, using the hours after diner!
We’ll see, but with or without new pages – I see you on Friday!