Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Humbled and Grateful

Where has the time gone? It seems like a long time since I've written anything here.

I am here. The days have a way of melting into the other... and now it is March.

I somehow missed watching the Winter Olympics and now it is over. I was busy though. Something else grabbed my attention and it wasn't the ice skaters or the snowboarders or the ski jumpers.

I keep hearing a whisper in my heart that says this is going to be my year.

So, I'm focusing on my dreams and goals in my life. I write them down in my heart and on backs of receipts and paper bags and napkins and post-its notes.

I whisper them outside and let the winds carry them on their way.

Over the Presidents Day weekend, I wrote down on my wish list how much I wanted to design fabric. Yesterday, I walked into a Fabric Company and showed them my portfolio. They hired me to do some designs for them.

I am humbled and grateful and excited over this new direction I am headed ... and in the power of dreams.

. . . I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
And before you knew me I'd traveled 'round the world
And I slept in castles
And fell in love
Because I was taught to dream

I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture Tinker Bell
And they were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But I could always tell

Cause I believe in fairy tales
And dreamer's dreams
Like bedsheet sails
And I believe in Peter Pan
And miracles, anything I can to get by
And fireflies . . .

© Lori McKenna / Fireflies (from her CD: Pieces of Me)


danny said...

Never stop dreaming! There's nothing like it when you reach for the stars....and you grab one!

Janet said...

I've been wondering where you were. I love fabrics... that seems like a really cool thing to do.I'm sOoo happy for you!

Janet said...

I had never heard of Lori Mckenna. Thanks to you, I went to her site and listened to the discography!

sipsey said...

Congratulations on the new gig, you sassy fabric designer. I remember reading somewhere that whatever you truly want, the universe wants for you. I like that idea.

ValGalArt said...

Oh Shawn, I am thrilled for you!!! beautiful lyrics and beautiful words from you! I like what danny said too!