one day at a time

day 104: past, present and future

past, present and future Β© Verena Fischer

past, present and future Β© Verena Fischer

This is another shot I took at home, since I was still feeling like I had a cold. These little books are something between notebooks and diaries. I’ve been writing them for years now and there are always times when I don’t use them much, like now, and times when I scribble in them daily. They collect ideas, notes about things I’m working on or just my general musings when I have things to think about. It always helps me to verbalise the mess in my head which I generally don’t do when I’m thinking about things just like that.

These days I’m more and more enjoying the situation I’m in right now. At first it depressed me and I felt useless, since I don’t feel like I have a purpose right now, but the longer I think about it the more I’m starting to see it as a chance too. The other day I talked to my brother on skype and he asked me what it was that I had been wanting to do when I was still too busy. He’s right, I can just use the time I have now to do the things I have been wanting to do for the last few years. I was always so busy that I only focused on the things I had to do rather than to really make space to do the things I used to enjoy when I was still in school. Things like writing, drawing, reading or taking pictures. Maybe it would actually do me some good to just take some time off and do only those things. I think it would actually help me to figure out what I want to do next.


13 responses

  1. Sounds pretty good. Make some noise when the first book / painting is finished ^^

    November 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    • I will, Tony πŸ™‚ I should generally make more noise, eh? πŸ˜‰

      November 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm

  2. Go out and play Verena, and do what you want to do. It’s good for the soul !

    November 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    • Thanks David! I agree with you, it’s good for the soul indeed πŸ™‚

      November 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

  3. Moleskines! I have a bunch, too, that I love. Great picture πŸ™‚

    November 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    • Thanks Mufidah! And I just love Moleskines! I have been using them for years.

      November 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

  4. Beautiful journals can never be replaced by a keyboard, there is something special about putting pen to paper.

    November 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    • I agree with you, PC Photo. It actually also slows me down somewhat to write with pen and paper which makes it easier to calm the mind and find the right words. Pen and paper is no good for editing though, I’m too used to writing in a word processor. I always end up adding a sentence or two after finishing a post for example.

      November 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

  5. Very cool, Ms. F…
    you are a very talented artist – I’d love to see some of your drawings some day…
    I bet they are amazing, too!

    November 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

  6. This is supernice!!!

    November 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

  7. this is one of my favorite of your snaps (its title is so meaningful!)…and I like it maybe also because I have felt in the same way over this last period…thanks for sharing this!

    November 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

  8. I like the simple understated nature of this shot.

    November 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  9. I seem to purchase journals and then never fill them up. Great photo composition. As the saying goes..”make hay while the sun shines”…you will have work (and no spare time) soon enough, I’m sure!

    December 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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