For years now I’ve kept a notebook of all the things I want to do in life, the places I want to visit, the courses I want to do (millinery this term), the challenges I want to have a go at….and gradually I am ticking them off (and adding more of course). It’s easy to say that “life is too short” and then carry on as normal until another New Year’s Eve and then think, ok this year I’m going to do xxxx, then it gets forgotten again in the busyness of life. So for me my notebook is a constant motivator to fit in all these wonderful things so that when I hopefully get to a ripe old age I can sit there happily and feel very satisfied with my years on the planet.
This month I’ve ticked off another thing from the list. I’ve put together my own exhibition of photographs and they’re out there for people to see. It’s not about selling loads or trying to be famous (!), but it’s about that rewarding feeling of doing something that I’ve always wanted to do. It’s also quite revitalising to do something that felt a little bit scary to do and realise that we can be scared and still do things anyway.
If you’re in Leeds looking for a nice coffee and maybe a chocolate brownie, pop to Seven Arts Space in Chapel Allerton to see the photos – details here – the exhibition ends on March 27th. Enjoy!