yesterday an old work colleague drop in unannounced. she isn't old. perhaps i should have said ex-work colleague. she has just left the same company this week after ten years there. i was there 7 years until last september.
as a little side story here .... my husband grew up in ireland where people just walk in the door unannounced at any time of the day or night (they still do this to this day, i have witnessed it many many many times). he thinks its great and he can't understand why i won't let him ever do that to people here unless they are irish. not sure that i could cope living where people just called in unannounced on a daily basis, as i am just a tad vain and really don't want people to see me in my daggy clothes with my hair standing on end. but that's just me. i suppose i don't want to feel the pressure to have to always look presentable in my own home, when i might feel like crap and just want to hang out in my old tracky daks. although i am really glad that my friend dropped in, it was great to see her and i really enjoyed our chat.
anyway she asked me what i had been doing and so i told her about my new found love affair with art and showed her some prints of 'my girls'. if only i'd have known her reaction would have been priceless, i'd have filmed her. she loved my girls and kept asking me if i'd 'really really painted these' - so i had to show her the originals. too funny! then she berated me for spending so many years in my marketing job, when i should have been painting. so wonderful for my confidence. bliss.
you know, it is little moments like that that propel you to the next part of your journey. that confirm to you that what you are doing is right for you. that boost your self esteem and confidence and make you go yay to me - I CAN DO THIS!! am really really pleased she dropped by, even if i did look like a mess and she looked really cool and had newly 'done' hair.
you know what i say ........