42 Days to 2014

I'm still counting down the days to 2014. It's not that I am in a rush, I just want to make sure I make the most of each and every day left in this year. We always think the new year is the time to start fresh, but I believe there's no time like the present to start creating a better future. Over the last few days of my countdown I've done a quite a few small things I've been wanting to do. On my way home I popped into an estate sale. I've always wanted go to one just to see what it was like, but the idea of going into someone else's home always deterred me. While I didn't find anything (and I was saddened y the obvious fact that someone had died and her family was selling off her things), I was glad I went because I was curious. bracelet

I also stopped at the Women's Cooperative Flea Market that same day. I'd passed that flea market for years going to seminary and I'd always wanted to stop in. Even since then I'd pass it when I was in and around Bethesda, but never felt like fighting for parking to stop in. I've been missing so much great shopping! There was so much that I didn't even make it beyond the outdoor vendors to see what was going on inside. (not to worry, I'll be back next Saturday.) I ended up purchasing some jewelry to add interest to the boring black I am required to wear every Sunday. It's amazing what you miss out on when you are too lazy or scared to pursue an interest... or investigate a flea market. It reminds me that there is so much more to life if we will just open ourselves up to it.