It does also mean that for the first time I have been able to properly display my Dreamstone collection:
|Mostly Dreamstone, it seemed only fitting that NiGHTS went there too. :)|
Also this month it is the birthday of someone close to me, I have known her for over twenty years and we grew up together. Our lives have led us to live in different cities for most of our friendship, and there are times when we don't seem to catch up for months, once even a couple of years, however each time we meet it is like no time has passed. :) However this birthday, like many for the past several years, I am still a student (I start my post-grad in Sep) so I don't have the funds to get the gifts I would really like to give. But as recent events in her life have led to busy and hectic times I wanted to do something to show I cared. So what better than to make something?
|The start, picking out beads and working out the pattern.|
|The finished necklace.|
As small as this is for an important birthday I do think it's the little things that count. Simple signs of affection for a friend, the ability to display something that you love and the ability to have a fresh start in a new city. A fresh start that certainly provides an interesting perspective on things. As it's the little things that add up to big things, good and bad, and after moving yet again I realised how much I have been carrying around with me. (Both physical and metaphysical!) So little by little I have let some things go, and it has been liberating, and little by little I try to concentrate more on what matters to me, and not get distracted by the little things of little consequence anymore.