This last week and the one to come will be a time of looking back and reflection for me as my son, Josh, heads off to university. Where did the last 20 years go? The small boy who used to hold my hand, say 'hittaponatus' instead of 'hippopotamus', play endless lego, snuggle up for cuddles at bedtime story telling, eat like there's no tomorrow.. is all grown up, passed his driving test yesterday and is about to embark out into the big wide world on his own, a long way from home. I am feeling very nostalgic, sad but happy, anxious but also excited for him.
I like to keep a journal of things that happen, what I feel, pictures that inspire me, what I've achieved, and I thought you I'd show you a couple of the pages... you can be assured that I will be journaling the next week or so as Josh gets ready to leave home...
I covered a large notebook firstly with wadding and then some fabric that I had left over from making my bedroom curtains..
.... and then I put in pictures of things that inspire me, colours that grab me etc... and fill the page with my thoughts, ideas and lists!!!.
I guess it was the strawberries that I liked here!!
I love the autumn colours on this page... the reds, oranges and browns... so warm and rich... It makes me look forward to stomping through leaves, jumping in muddy puddles and coming home cold and wet but knowing there's hot chocolate and hot buttered toast on the way!
I'll keep you posted on the packing and preparations. Maybe this post might inspire you to start your own journal.. I do hope so, let me know if it does, I'd love to hear about it.
Am off now to prepare for my trip to Sidmouth tomorrow to talk about the jewellery workshops that I mentioned on the last post... wish me luck!