OK, so I know I have been totally MIA lately, and that’s because I have been swamped! Lots of things have been going on in my life lately, but no complaints — life is good!
One change — not the biggest, but certainly the most stylish — is that I got BANGS!! Whaddaya think?:
I am still getting used to them, but I am pretty sure that I like ’em. Lemme hear your feedback, and, hey, styling tips would be great!
So, this week I am thinking about the Halloween costume — yes, yes, I still dress up — I will be wearing to a Saturday holiday soiree. I already know what I am going to be (it’s a surprise, but I will post photos!), so now it is all a matter of fashion. Are you attending a Halloween bash? If so, what will you be?
Now, on to deeper matters. Here is a quote that I came across a few days ago — it’s from my all-time fav, the namesake of my first kitty-child, Emerson. Here you are:
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
How do you find in the midst of a crowd your independence of solitude? This is a toughie simply because moving with a crowd does not necessarily make you a conformist. Instead, it is possible to move with a crowd and keep your independence. For instance, as a writer, I like to group with other creative types. But if I was to lose my independence, then I would also forfeit my uniqueness as a writer. Therefore, I have chosen to work together with fellow writers, but maintain my individual thoughts, feelings and ideas.
This, by the way, goes both ways. What I mean by this is that I am a naturally independent person, making it easy to push away help from others. I have learned, however, that other people have ideas to offer that can help me to become a better person. It is possible to lean on others and maintain your independence.
How have you learned to find that balance?