Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tag of 3

Thank you, Meg, for this tag. I just loved the questions. I've really enjoyed reading people's responses. They are so soulful. It's taken a few days to get to it, as always. I think I just have to accept that with so much going on my blogging is a bit erratic.

3 things you wish for (just for you):

  • To go to art school
  • To find my people
  • To be who I am in the world

3 things you would do to/for you if there was no one to judge you (or if you had the guts.)

  1. I would take a month off and not do anything that looks like work. I would catch up with friends, go to galleries, read, sleep in, go to the movies in the afternoon, paint, go on photography jaunts, journal at a coffee shop.
  2. I would go to art school.
  3. I would dance naked in the moonlight.

3 bad habits you have.

  1. I put off connecting with people if it has to be done over the phone. I have a phone phobia.
  2. I pile up papers instead of finding them a home.
  3. I leave my glass of water all over the house. I used to leave glasses of water all over the house but after the protestations of those who wash the dishes, I bought myself 1 beautiful water glass and use only that. But I still leave it all over the place.

3 insecurities you feel:

  1. That I don't fit in.
  2. That if I say the wrong thing, I'll destroy relationships.
  3. That I'm not safe.

3 talents/skills you wish you had:

  1. That I was a handygirl and could with ease and confidence build and repair things around the house.
  2. That I had the grace of knowing just the right thing to say, especially in emotionally trying situations.
  3. That I was a seasoned traveller and could handle airports, driving, new situations and environments with aplomb.

3 things you would do if you had more time:

  1. Hang out and do nothing.
  2. Create more.
  3. Get our house in order and beautiful.

3 things you would do if you had enough money:

  1. Build a fabulous new wardrobe of things I love deeply and feel fabulous in.
  2. Buy a house in a neighbourhood I'm wild for and in conjunction with a fabulous interior designer and a trustworthy contractor turn it into the house of our dreams complete with art studio, dance studio and coaching office.
  3. Start a centre that offers coaching, workshops and experiences to enhance people's lives, support their dreams and self-discovery and build connections and community.

3 things that bring you peace and relaxation:

  1. A vacation away, where I don't have access to do any of my "to do" stuff.
  2. Going to the spa.
  3. Quiet.

3 things that spark your creativity:

  1. Conversations with creative people
  2. The Universe
  3. Being in my body

3 people I'm tagging:

  1. Suzie
  2. Shannon
  3. Frankie


liz elayne said...

what a heart-felt list you have here. i stopped at "to find my people" for a moment. i know this feeling. in many ways, i feel like i have found my people out here in the blog world...but i also want to have a tribe of people who i can invite over for dinner, to laugh, to talk, to share over wine and amazing food.
i can just see you looking for your water glass. love that!
and i hope you get to start your center some sounds incredible!

Laini Taylor said...

Great answers -- I found myself thinking, "Ooh, me too, I should have said that too!" I'm also terrible about putting off phone calls; I also wish I was handy; etc etc.

I notice art school is on your list TWICE. Well, I think that's saying something. I could go on at length about art school, but to keep it brief, if I had it to do over again, I would go part time and pay my way, rather than full time and go into debt. For many reasons. But doing it that way is so manageable - take 2 classes at a time (it's more than enough; when you have a full schedule of studio art classes it's really tough to devot the necessary time to any of them) - you could SO do it! If you want to talk about art school ever, I'd be happy to share more of my thoughts with you.

megg said...

I loved reading your list. You have such an amazing life-force that I can feel it through your posts. I completely agree with Liz Elayne about the tribe I DO feel like I have found one here for the first time, but I ACHE to have you all over for laughter and food.

Can I come and work at your centre when you open it?!

P.S. I can't WAIT to hear about what you mentioned on my site... I'm so intrigued!

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh Jamie, how many times have I turned to you for your words of encouragement and soothing support when I was falling apart? This is a skill you have and you're amazing at just being there for people. You are healer in many ways, perhaps you just don't know it.

chest of drawers said...

Beautiful and inspiring list! You are somewhat of a junction for us all where we connect and move on. Your answers show how much you care for people and their dreams. I also ache to have you all over for dinner!

la vie en rose said...

great answers and you really must try dancing naked in the moonlight!

Anonymous said...

Go to art school! You can do it!