Do you ever think about how much you’ve changed over the years? I do. Depending on the reference point in question and where I’m at in my life at that particular moment, sometimes I feel very much the same person I used to be … but of course other times I feel so very different. I can see these similarities and differences in major things like my values, friendships and life philosophy … but I can also see them in the smaller things like the way I wear my hair, what I eat, and my favourite colours.
I got to thinking about this when sorting through my jewellery box recently. Even in that small collection of objects I can see how much my taste has changed over the years (and that’s a very good thing too!) … but it’s also a comfort to know that some things never change.
My little deer friend above is showcasing two prized possessions from my jewellery collection. The necklace on the left is my favourite childhood accessory, while the one on the right is a much more recent acquisition … I may have gone from gold to silver, from oval to circle, and from cat to birds; but at least my love of animals has been constant. And a good thing too – animals are wonderful!
Sometimes in looking back at yourself through a specific filter, I think you can learn a lot about who you are, what you like and how much you’ve changed (or not). Do you ever reflect on things like that?
PS. Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately – things have been super busy both at work and outside of it, so I haven’t had as much online time as I’d like to. I shall do my very best to catch up with all of your lovely comments and pay a visit to your virtual homes over the weekend. Be well, dear friends.