Discovery

This week I wish you the joy of........


"I get it! I understand it now!"

The happiness of new ideas.

The reaching out to new discoveries.


I wish you the joy of mastery.......

of your muscles





of a boat (Hubs is finishing his sailing
exams before we leave Spain)



of  a bike (can you remember when you learnt
to ride a bike?)



of maybe paint and canvas,

or plain and purl





Calculus or French







Anything.

Everything.






Perhaps cakes and pastries





May there always, always be something you want to learn,
something you want to do, somewhere you want to go,
someone you want to meet,







May life never grow stale.





What is on your list to discover, to learn for the first time,
to master or to just try ?




31 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this post!! I've had such a great week this week this past week with some fab "new things" ....I'm exhausted (and my legs hurt so much that I hardly sit down today!) but in a good way!!

    I'm always looking for new things to experience, do & learn.....there's so much out there to do!!

    Hope things are good with you Van.....was thinking of you this morning. I'll be seeing you in Setptember for a looooonnnng lunch :)

    Have a great week-end :) Xx

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    1. Yaaaay! I know Sim how much you embrace new things. You are inspirational.
      TY for popping by xx

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  2. Such a lovely post Vanessa...I agree with you and Simone there is so much to learn and to do....I never want to stop learning and finding new challenges....life is exciting ;-)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Catherine
    xx

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    1. TYSM Catherine.. I know life is my university; there is just so much to learn. I read a book about a 2nd generation slave who finally learnt to read at age 90! That always reminds me we are never too old.

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  3. Vanessa , What an uplifting post!!! Loved it so much I tweeted it!
    I hope you are having a very pretty weekend!
    Hugs & have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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    1. TYSM Kristin. So appreciate you stopping by and tweeting the post also xx

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  4. Wow each statement so true!
    Sometimes I feel like getting another degree (I´m a business economics major) and I should´ve studied desing or something, but I feel lazy to start now whith three children and working and blah blah...... "A year from now, I will wished I had started today!!!!!

    www.tatianadoria.blogspot.com

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    1. TYSM Tatiana. Sometimes it's just nice learning something frivolous rather than academic. I'm not sure I could go back to academia (altho' I do sometimes have a yearning to do a PhD ;-)

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  5. Hi Vanessa, this year I'm going to try and write a crime novel..I said TRY! I was 28 before I learnt to ride a bike, so I'm not holding my breath! (it was a little pink number, not unlike your lovely photo) Hope all is good with you! xx

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    1. Yaaay! why not SK? Altho' I would have put you more in the humorous/comedy genre. So many people are self-publishing nowadays and making a success of it that there is really no reason not too. Your fate is no longer in the hands of the big publishing houses. Did you know Alex Hayley (author of Roots) was turned down every
      week for FOUR years!
      You go girl!

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  6. Dear Vanessa, I was instantly attracted to your soul. Your blog is different. It is emotion & thought provoking, visual & aesthetically pleasing. It‘s mind opening… I admire your courage for overcoming a fear and making drastic lifestyle and career change and for being true to yourself. You made me realized that “my goals” were not my goals. They were other people goals whose love and approval I needed so desperately. Now at 37 I ask myself who am I at my deepest core/essence? What do I really want? Does my acorn still have a chance to become a lush tree in this lifetime? Where to find answers these questions? I would appreciate if you could please share how you handled your transition in one of your future posts. Thank you.

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    1. RC.TYSM for your lovely message and kind words. I will send you an e.mail xx

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  7. V! Thanks for sharing such a great post, you always get my mind ticking... Discovery is important and so is a good challenge...and it's even better when you kinda go, phew I can do it/did it!

    I need to know if SK is totally serious about writing a crime novel - i'd definitely buy it!

    I'm not sure when you're set to head back to the UK doll, but I do hope that we get to cross paths on one of my visits back soon!

    Much love to you!
    x.o.x.o

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    1. Hi Sandee. Don't you worry Doll. I will let you know as soon as I am in the UK and give you all my contact details.xx

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  8. I do remember where I learned to ride a bike, in my parent's bedroom! I used to wobble round and round.
    Oh I love sailing, that's great that your hubs will be able to take you out, now that my Dad has gone, I never go sailing anymore.

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    1. TYSM Tabs. Yes it's great that Hubs loves sailing, except I suffer from the worst sea-sickness you can imagine, so not such a great team ;-) xx

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  9. Ooh, so lovely!! That chocolate tart is calling my name...heehee.... Sailing! Whoo, fun...I've always wanted to learn that....I have a fascination with old sailing vessels. *wink* What a darling pink bike! Wishing you a lovely Monday doll!!

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  10. Beautiful post, Vanessa! When are you leaving Spain? Sailing ... dreamy! One way that I keep life from getting stale is cramming it full of variety ... even in food, I need a little crunch to make food more interesting to me lol! Variety really IS the spice of life! And always always be in the process of learning something new. Happy new week darling one! xoxo

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  11. So inspirational! I am getting ready to go to a dance workshop in a month and I am sooooo out of shape! I had my 2nd baby 7 months ago and I am not ready to dance. I am going to spend the next month working like a fool so I can keep up with the youngin's!!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  12. Nothing's better than learning something new. I'm really so excited about learning more about design. I took and interior design class recently and I've been on a high ever since. :)

    xoxo

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  13. Hi Vanessa! Love your post and pictures as always. I hope you are well. Your blogs are always so inspiring. I love the part that says.....Never let life get stale. I do have new ideas and dreams for myself all the time. I have become the new Avon representative for my neighborhood and I am very excited about that. Working on getting my website up and running, hoping to run the Avon business from online also. We got to have goals in life, I hope I can be just as smart of a business woman as you are.
    Take care and as always thanks for sharing
    Dee xoxo

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  14. I am going to attempt to learn Italian. :-) At least a basic understanding. And I want to learn how to fight with a sword and a dagger, just for fun. :-) And I want to master baking those wonderful French rolls with crispy crust and soft insides. :-)

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  15. Right now I'm trying to learn Bridge. I've taken some lessons and have a weekly date with the older "ladies who lunch" at my club wherein they drink alot of wine and still take more tricks than me, even though I'm sober. It's a challenging card game that can never be conquered, but I hope to be an old lady who lunches someday, drinking lots of wine and winning rubbers over the younger ladies who join. :-)

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  16. wonderful photos, Vanessa, especially the last one

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  17. Hi Vanessa - what a truly wonderful post - VERY inspiring. Especially the quote from Karen Lamb - now that REALLY made me stop and think. The amount of things that I've thought about doing over the years and then a year on down the line have felt frustrated that I hadn't started earlier...sigh! I think that I really will start the first chapter of that book - TODAY! Paula x
    p.s. Thank you so much for your lovely comment about getting chickens..now that's ANOTHER thing - lol!

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  18. Here is too life never growing stale!! I should learn how to be a better baker - it's so exact that if frustrates me. Perhaps learning would help me to "follow rules" better!! xo

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  19. What an encouraging post!!! I so agree...we should always be yearning to learn, to stretch and to chase our dreams, no matter the size.

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  20. So inspirational! Love this post!

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  21. Oh yes, Vanessa, so much to learn in this world and I never want to quit learning. What an inspirational way to start my weekend!!

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  22. Well, I've lived in 4 different countries in the past 4 years, the last one, Austria, is a German-speaking country and I didn't speak a word of German before moving here...so much for trying and learning new things :) Thanks for this thought-provoking post, sweets! It makes me appreciate all the little things I'm doing everyday to build my new life.

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  23. You have a real talent for putting your thoughts into clear, original content. Your article is easy to read and understand. You

    have brought forth some really good points that I agree with and appreciate.

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