— 1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Why is it this difficult?
Why is it so hard to get?
I’ve wanted and wished for nothing but this.
And it still just wouldn’t happen.
I want to learn carpentry.
I want to learn sewing.
I want to learn painting.
Using watercolor and enamel.
I want to learn quiling.
I want to learn origami.
Ahh.. If only I have more time..
Or maybe, if I just don’t have work to do.
Spending weekend right
I didn’t go to work last Saturday. I woke up early thinking that I have to.. But then I thought, I’ve been a diligent employee for the past week already! I deserve a BREAK.
And so I grabbed my stuffs and went to a coffee shop instead.
And this is how my ‘quality time with self’ was spent.
I’ve always loved sketching. Ironically, I never got to really do it even though I took up architecture. Well, maybe I did during my freshman year. And I really enjoyed it that time! But it stopped somewhere.
So now, I want to relive that happy feeling I get when I draw. And this is my first attempt.
Forgive the disproportion and deformity.
Spending time like this, by myself, is also quite new to me. I always like to be around people who I am close with. And I do not prefer to be alone most of the time. But this was different. And I’m glad I tried it.
It’s also healthy to be alone sometimes, I think.
And after a few hours..
This is how my hand looks. Supposed to be. Either I definitely have to practice more, or my hand really looks that bad. Oh well. Lose-lose, either way.
Maybe I should start with doodles first!
- A good pencil;
- coloring materials;
- doodle pad (‘sketch’ pad seems like a bit of a pressure);
- a good book (if ever I find one at home); and
- the right playlist.
These are the things I need to get my “quality time with self” started.
And since I can’t get a tree house or a hammock in our backyard that easily, I guess I’ll just settle for the closest coffee shop.
And hopefully with this, I find my passion again.
“Nothing can be more important than you.”
Photo journal.07 | Things that fly
You define what happiness is.
And for me, I want to keep it simple. Just as what a kid would think.