life, what a trip.

So, I have a confession to make.  I subscribe to notes from the universe via email.  I can’t remember how I came across this, it was quite a while ago.  I subscribed on a whim and now every day I get an email from the universe (it is free, by the way, and this not a sponsored post).   Sometimes they are a little goofy, but many times they are spot on.  It can be rather freaky when I get the exact message I need on a particular day.

Ball jars

The other day I got this message from the universe:

Start it; you don’t have to be fancy.

Keep moving; you don’t have to go crazy.

Visualize; you don’t have to admit it.

See the end result; it doesn’t have to be material.

Expect miracles; they don’t have to be huge.

Pretend you’ve arrived; you don’t have to dance on tables.

And above all else, Linda, have fun.

This is why you started it, right?

Life, what a trip –
The Universe

And it occurred to me that this explains exactly how I feel about blogging.

cricut globe

There is so much about this that fits.  I started this blog and it wasn’t fancy.  It still isn’t particularly fancy.  But I started it, and it is all me.

The end result doesn’t have to be material!  I would like to repeat that one ten times.  I’m really writing this blog for my own enjoyment.  I love the process.  The furniture makeovers, the room makeovers, the photography, writing the posts, I enjoy all of it!  I’m not doing it to make money, I have the accountant day job for that.  I don’t get any ad revenue, no one pays me to review their products, and I’m not looking for those things.  I am selling furniture of course, but I can do that just as easily without the blog.

I still have to work on pretending I’ve arrived.  I’m not even sure how I would define that.  But I think I might go ahead and dance on tables anyway.

But most importantly, I am having fun!  That is why I started it!

fall asters

So, if you’ve been thinking about starting your own blog or beginning any sort of adventure, let me refer you back to today’s message from the universe.  Start it; you don’t have to be fancy!

15 thoughts on “life, what a trip.

    1. As a fellow blogger, I’m sure you also sometimes feel like there are a lot of people out there thinking we should be blogging to make money. When people ask me why I have the blog I am usually at a loss for words because I just can’t explain it. I just enjoy doing it. Why do people have elaborate gardens? Just for the pleasure of creating something lovely. And that’s why I blog! It sounds like you are right there with me on that Darrielle!


  1. As a teacher, Labor Day symbolized an exciting new start; an opportunity for new friends, new surprises and new fulfillment helping students learn. A fresh slate for everyone! Your timely message today is a sweet and simple reminder that forward progress does not require feats of epic porportion, just small steps to keep the forward momentum going. Like doing more than just staring at that little chest I would like to paint…


  2. Please continue to have fun while blogging because your blog provides fun to your readers. And it’s rather refreshing that you just blog for the fun of blogging and not for income. Back to basics, I guess, as that’s what blogging was about at the start, right? (Not that I have a problem with bloggers who do earn an income by blogging.) Still, I admire your ability to combine a day job, the painting and the blogging. I often wonder if your day has more hours than mine? 😉


    1. I don’t have more hours, but I watch far less TV now that I have the blog. However, yesterday was disgustingly hot, humid and rainy here. I made a valiant attempt to spend some time in my workshop, but it wasn’t working. So I had a movie marathon. I highly recommend The Age of Adeline and Woman in Gold.


  3. Just signed up for Notes From The Universe! I like that I can read your blog without all the adds pooping up! (Not a mistake in spelling) 🙂


  4. i am so glad you embarked on this adventure. I enjoy it immensely. I look forward to seeing what “quandie” has been up to. And even tho we are strangers from afar it truly does not seem so. You, my friend, are a spreader of sunshine. “Those who spread sunshine in the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”.
    James Barrie


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