Sunday, September 26, 2010

Material Joys

This is one of my favorite pictures ever. Every time I look at it I feel blissfully happy. In fact, it is my Facebook profile picture, my laptop desktop picture, and my wallpaper on my phone. I didn't know why I felt so happy every time I looked at it at first, so I really really pondered on this for a few moments (didn't take long). And I realized that these are the two material possessions I have earned with my own money made from Chickadee Bead Art. My very own business that I started and have grown steadily since March. Is it bad to have such a love for something material of this world? Is it shallow? The boots have been on my wish list for awhile now. I had a picture of them on my computer so that every time I got frustrated or burnt out with my business, I would see these boots and be inspired to keep on keeping on! It must have worked! I now own them along side my new Martin guitar!! It is the stinkingest cutest "little Martin" I have ever seen, but it has large beautiful sound! So not only are these my two most favoritest material possessions in the whole world at the moment each one represents me in a different way. Each one brings me joy in a different way.

My boots. I am a boot girl. Have been since I was little. I LOVE BOOTS!! I hate hate hate being cold, and going through the winter months here, but the one thing that gets me through it is knowing that I can wear ALL my different pairs of boots all fall and winter long. It must be an addiction, because I think I have at least 12 pairs right now that I can think of off the top of my head. This must be genetic because my Dad is a BOOT man. He has rows and rows of cowboy boots in his closet. I used to love to try them all on and walk around in my daddy's boots. I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of gray boots right now. When I find them, you know I'll be taking a picture of them! There's something about boots that makes me feel taller, stronger, prettier, braver, and just plain cute!!

My guitar. I have had a lifelong dream of learning how to play a guitar. It is has been just that, a dream, for so long. I decided this year that I was FINALLY going to learn how to play. I searched for a teacher and was blessed to have found the best one ever. She is amazing, and has such a gift for teaching. I have only been playing for about 2 months now and already can play a few songs, "Everybody" by Ingrid Michaelson, "Life Uncommon" by Jewel, and "We Are Going to Be Friends" by Jack Johnson. I bought this guitar because it's smaller, and my fingers seem to do better with it. I LOVE IT!! It is beautiful. There is nothing quite like the sound from a Martin. And it's MINE!!!! I love playing, and practicing. I so very badly want to be able to just play anything and everything I want to. And sing loud and feel free. I know that time will come. Right now, I can be patient and keep practicing though. One of my favorite things to do is head to the park and jam with my girlfriends in crime. I am just so full of joy every time I pick up my guitar to play. I can't believe I am finally fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams. I am so blessed to able to right now. And now, all this talking has made me want to go and play, so I am out of here!! Peace out!

1 comment:

  1. Maria - you are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I LOVE this post!!!! (and the post about your daughter's red shoes). your boots and your guitar are, OHHHHHH....AWESOME......just like YOU!!!!!! :)