Here’s a post I wrote for my friend Teri Lucas’s blog, Terificreations.
Today, the amazing and uber-talented Teri Lucas posted an interview with me on her blog. It was incredibly fun to answer her great questions!
Read the interview here.
Teri is such fun to be with. She has a sparkling, slightly snarky (in a good way) sense of humor that can, and has, caused her dining companions to snort loudly when they laugh. One of the best outings I’ve ever experienced was a lunch with Teri and Melanie Testa. The three of us laughed so uproariously that people at other tables who were innocently trying to enjoy their food gave us dirty looks and may have even muttered under their breath more than once. It was a lunch I’ll never forget.
Teri’s blog currently details her travels as an independent sales representative for Benartex, Northcott, Banyan Batiks, and Figo. She’s a good storyteller. Check it out! She’s a fantastic teacher, too. Take a look at the Tutorials and Helpful Hints section of her website. There’s some really good stuff there.
It’s been said that you can’t go home again. Maybe that’s true. A person can’t go home again, in actuality, because everything always changes. We ourselves change when we change our surroundings. When we leave our homes, we encounter new things: a new geography, new people, new sights, new smells, new sounds; all these new things affect us, making us change our way of seeing, our way of feeling, and even our way of thinking about the world around us.
We are often told not to dwell on the past. After all, you can’t change it, can you? What’s the sense of taking that trip down memory lane, when you’re sure to come out feeling depressed and frustrated and muttering “couldah, shouldah, wouldah.” Who needs to be reminded of all of their failures, all their mistakes, all their wrong turns and bad decisions? Better to leave all that in the past, where it belongs, right?
Still, it can be a good idea to revisit the past every now and then. After all, there were good things that happened, too. Going ‘home’ again, and thinking about your past can be an excellent way to evaluate where you are in your life, and how you got there. Perhaps it can help to set a course for a new direction or a different way of thinking.