Well folks, another crazy week has come and gone, and before you ask, no, I haven't heard back from Marvel about my new superhero idea. But, I'm hopeful.
Yup, a very busy week, topped off by a pretty dang good trade show where I got to see a lot of familiar faces, and plenty of new ones too.
Yes, it is the season for Spring trade shows, garage sales, weddings and graduations.
Ahhhh, graduation. The time in a young person's life when they are faced with one of their first adult decisions. What comes next.
The time is finally here. You are an adult....officially. This has been what you've been waiting for.
If I may, I would like to give you a bit of insight as to some of the things that will likely be included in what comes next, whether you like it or not.
-adulting is hard....sometimes, really hard....a lot of the time it kind of sucks.
-toilet paper, milk, and those cookies you just can't live without......are expensive.
-garbage cans and light fixtures are not self-cleaning
-you will soon realize, upon leaving home, that you didn't really do even close to everything around there like you thought you did.
- phone companies, utility companies, and landlords want their money on time, and don't give one tinker's damn if it was 2 for 1 wing night and your best friend's birthday.
- the reason you were asked incessantly to not leave dirty dishes and clothes laying around while living at home will become abundantly clear the first time you find a rodent in your 3 day old cereal bowl.
-never assume your room mate is actually paying the bills with money given to them. Get proof.
- receipts of any and all kinds are your friend. Don't lose them.
-pursue what lights up your soul and be self sufficient. The two are not mutually exclusive.
-Gold stars and blue ribbons are rarely given out in the adult world, don't wait for them. Make your own. Only you know if you are doing your life the way it truly needs to be done.
- make a life you can feel good about, it doesn't just happen, you need to participate.
-be kind to those who cross your path, for all you know, yours might be the only kindness they receive.
-when making big decisions make sure fear isn't getting a vote. Decisions driven by fear will never lead to a happy place.
-you are strong enough to walk through any crap storm. Your first few will prove it.
-there will be crap storms...they are mandatory.
-everybody on this planet is just figuring stuff out as we go along, some of us have just had more practice which helps create the illusion that we know what we're doing....... you are not the only one.
-Don't do anything you would be ashamed to admit to, to your future children.
- You are special, but then, everyone is. You'll have to find what makes you shine.
-Chasing circles around problems fixes nothing. Weigh your options, pick the best course of action and do it. Action is pretty much the only thing that can bring about change.
-Oh yeah, and have fun. Life isn't meant to be so serious all the time.The days are going to come and go anyway, we might as well do the best we can with each one.
As for the next while.....
It will happily be another busy busy week at the shop.....
Run a ton of errands................
Squeeze some grandbabies.............
That about does it for now.....
Until next time..............
May time stand still for those moments that really count, letting them sink in.
Until next time.............