Wednesday, January 25, 2012

looking inside myself


Over the past few weeks I've enjoyed my journey looking out your windows, behind your doors, through your lenses and even into your afternoon tea. As I saw your pattern of daily routines emerge I started to think about some of my own routines and the things that I look in and out of everyday...

And there it was, right under my nose (well almost). I bought this locket as a present to myself at the start of the new year. It has my word of the year, "believe", stamped on the inside and hangs around my neck as a constant reminder to never give up. It has become a window to my heart and my dreams. I wear it every day, opening it up and looking inside it each morning before I slip it on.  At times I find myself unconsciously running my thumb across the back of the locket where the pressed letters poke through the brass spelling my word "believe" backwards. It has become my talisman, my good luck charm. It grounds me when I need it most.

I love this photo of Deb's keys and wonder what they symbolize for her. Do they hold the promise of unlocking the door to new adventures and ideas? I hope she will use them to follow her dreams this year too.

~christy {urban muser}

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. Jim Rohn

"ideas can be life changing..." by deb did it

13 comments:

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Dorian Susan said...

What a great reminder to yourself....to carry with you each day. Love that key image.

cara said...

great pairing!

Anna said...

Hi Christy,
What a beautiful locket! I like your idea of keeping your word close at hand. "Believe", such an inspirational word. Deb's photo reminds me of our daughter's antique key collection :)

Kat Sloma said...

Awesome Christy! I love the story of your locket. What a perfect physical reminder of your hopes and dreams. And I love the history to be seen in Deb's keys!

sarala said...

A ring of keys makes me think of adventures to be had. Love your locket too.

shirley said...

Love your believe locket. Such a powerful, simple word with endless possibilities.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

oh christy, this really speaks to me! a lovely pairing with such meaningful words! i believe in you : )

Tamara said...

i have the same locket which contains my word...and i too wear it daily and can feel the word {"document" to which i had added "life" when made} through the back of the locket. it's hard to explain...it's just a piece of jewelry, but with it my word comes alive! hmmm...i wonder too...what are the keys unlocking...

mosey (kim) said...

Such a great post, Christy.

Kirstin said...

Oh my! Christy, this is such a beautiful post. I adore that locket and believe. Absolutely. x

Christina said...

gorgeous post. all the different shapes within the photos catch my eye.
xo

Jennifer said...

This is such an evocative post, Christy. I love your words, the story of your locket, and Deb's key photo as well.

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