The Creative Adventures of Mona Rita

Friday, July 25, 2008

one step at a time

things are at an exciting place right now. I think I'm finally starting to come into my own way. Ideas I have for my business are starting to work themselves out. Not that it's been easy. Trust me, anyone who owns their own business will tell you it's a heartache, a headache and euphoria all at once. The more I do things the better I get at it. Techniques and trials are all par for the course. Eventually, if you try enough ideas certain ones start to make sense. You find out what works and what doesn't. And even that is constantly changing. People change, tastes change. what works for you at one point will not do later. Fortunately, it's okay to fail, as long as you keep trying.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back from Scandinavia!

been fortunate enough to do some traveling this summer. went to Sweden and Norway. It was a cool 60 degrees the entire time. Norway is the most beautiful country I've ever seen!!! We saw the Fjords and I wondered why anyone would ever want to leave Norway. Then my husband responded, "winter". I guess I can see that...I can only imagine what winter would be like considering that I was cold in 60 degree weather! We took a boat ride partly in the rain...but the view was great from the top deck. So I had to brave the wind & rain because of the most amazing view thru the Fjords. At one point there were low level clouds moving in thru the mountains...bringing wind and rain and the thickest, most ominous look of winter I could imagine. I was so desperately wanting our boat tour to happen to travel right thru the clouds, but we cruised right by it. I could only stare at the clouds and dream and the legendary stories of brave men & women who had in fact passed thru the Fjords throughout history...going out on the frozen, unforgiving sea. What thoughts did they have as they passed winter in their ships? I knew it was June and only rain clouds, but I was so happy to have seen this small chance of ominous clouds, making my mind go crazy with wonder and thoughts of legendary people passed.