Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Sweet Spot In Your Life

Can you remember that sweet spot in your life? When you had no worries and no one to answer to? I love my husband and my daughter to death and wouldn't change it for the world. Without them in my life it would be a big heap of boringness and loneliness. Although after yesterday having a power struggle with my 2 year old (all day long) made me think about how I wish I held onto that sweet spot just a little bit longer.

There was a short window of time in my adult life where I wasn't in a relationship with anyone and I wasn't working but still living with my family rent free. I was working but I worked for the school system and I had the summer off. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of 6 years and was feeling free for the first time. Funny part is, he initiated the break up. So after the crying and depression went away I thought to myself "Why the heck didn't I end this sooner"?  I was in college and taking all my fun classes. Painting 101 and Ceramics. I would go to school early in the morning for my core classes and then I would go to the gym and walk on the treadmill. Then I would be off to the painting room or ceramics room to just relax and do what I loved. No one was having classes at that time of day so it would always be just me and one other person. A lot of times my art teacher.  I loved being around like minded people and the smell of the paint in the room. The coldness of the room and the "Enya" music playing in the background. Or "Abba" if my friend Missy was with me.  I think we were the only ones who enjoyed listening to it. Anyway, I also loved the smell of the ceramics room and the quietness of it. I would stay at school and work until my heart's content and go home whenever I wanted. My parents never worried too much about me. I was never the one to go out and get myself into trouble. Anwho, that was a short period in my life where everything was just perfect. No stress and no one to answer to. Just me and my paintbrushes.

When was the sweet spot in your life? I would love to hear it!

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  1. I was laid off about two years ago and it was the best 6 months of my life! I loved having my own schedule, getting things done I'd been putting off, all day to scrapbook!
    I was grateful to go back to work, but I will never forget the best 6 months of my life :)

  2. When I was a newlywed, I stayed home to take classes and work on my art....then the babies came. I wouldn't trade having the kids for anything, but that one year was priceless.

  3. @ Memoriesforlifeacrapbooks:That's great you were able to turn a bad situation into the best situation!

    @ Maggie: I also really enjoyed being a newlywed and staying home to do my art. Being a newlywed was a great feeling!