After what seems like an eternity of being away from Lady Serpentine, I'm happy to announce that I'm back! These past few weeks have been a much needed time for me to reflect on life-the things I want to do as well as the things that I don't. I took a step back from everything (I didn't even touch my camera this whole time) and just let myself have time to do nothing but think about things. I feel like I was letting myself sink into a funk, but I'm beginning to feel much better :)
One thing that I came out of this "funk" with, is the want and need to DO more. Over the past few years, I think I've let living get away from me. There have been too many instances where I've thought about doing something, only to tell myself that I'll "start tomorrow" but I never actually do it. I was flipping through my photo archives recently and came across some photo from when I used to be a beekeeper.
I used to work a job that allowed me to read...a LOT. I was constantly checking out books from the library, and I remember checking out Beekeeping For Dummies and immediately deciding that I was going to take up beekeeping as a hobby. I got online and ordered my bees as soon as I had the money, and was so excited when my buzzing package arrived in the mail. The photos on the left side of the collage were from the day I installed them into their hive. I was incredibly nervous, but I remembered everything I had studied about installing the bees, and I successfully got through it without any stings. I ended up moving a couple of years later, and my beekeeping days came to an end. Seeing those photos as I flipped through my archives made me consider the fact that I really miss it. It's been such a long time since I spontaneously decided to take up a new hobby. I miss that about myself too.
I've talked to my mom about setting up a couple of hives on her property since I can't have them where I live, and I can't wait to start beekeeping again. It's going to be expensive to get back into since I no longer have any of my equipment. I'm currently saving for a down payment on a new car, so I'll have to wait a bit before I pursue it, but I'm determined to get that part of my life back.
To keep myself accountable, I may start a new feature on hobbies I'd like to take up...sort of like a wishlist post of things I'll need to start and why I want to do it. What do you think?