Monday, October 15, 2012
Pull your socks up and get over it...
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of interviewing an 86 year old woman about her fashion experiences during WWII. Funnily enough she couldn't understand why I could possibly be interested in such a dull time... but that's another story for another project that you'll have to wait for.
What I really wanted to tell you about is the valuable lesson I learned from that conversation. You see here I am this morning sitting at my computer procrastinating and complaining (to myself and the baby... because I'm home alone) about how sorry I'm feeling for myself. The house is a mess, I woke up with a headache after a sleepless night, my back aches, I really need to head out to the post office but it all seems like too much effort... you get the idea right? And then I suddenly remembered what Agnes told me several times yesterday, you just got on with it! There were clothes to be sewn, washing to be boiled in the copper tub, floors to be scrubbed by hand, food to be prepared from scratch, war efforts to participate in etc. There just wasn't time to sit around and feel sorry for yourself!
So what if you had a bad day. Pull yourself together, get on with your work and hope that tomorrow you wake up on the right side of the bed! And that's exactly what I'm going to go and do, enough with the self pity already!
Posted by Malayka at 2:52 PM