this is lemonade

A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.

“I will try again tomorrow”


I Will Try Again Tomorrow

Zara TRF T-shirt

Way back when AltaVista was the go-to search engine and Netscape enabled slightly geeky people to “surf the web”, I had a website to keep friends and family up to date on what was going on in my life. I also diligently kept a journal for a decade and dabbled in poetry in between.

Somewhere along the way however, I allowed procrastination to take over my life. I stopped writing, sharing ideas, even dreaming…Last year, I realised that I had lots of ideas floating about aimlessly in my head and I decided it was time I developed some of these thoughts before they got musty and deflated. I tried to get back to journalling, but I had adopted lots of lazy bad habits and kept skipping days, weeks, even months.

Then, sometime in January this year, I stumbled across this blog and started following it because it was so pretty. And, one blog led to another. I suddenly realised that there is a community of talented people out there with great ideas, wonderful bottomless creativity and the urge to inspire and share.

When I saw this t-shirt in Zara recently, it made me smile. Yes I have a tendency to procrastinate, and I guess, as human beings, we will all be failures from time-to-time. Some of us (e.g. me) more often than others. But then, I’ve only got myself to blame if I don’t try again, and again…so I thought this photo is a good way to kick off my brand new blog.

Welcome and thank you for reading!

5 thoughts on ““I will try again tomorrow”

  1. Pingback: Frivolity and friendship (2) « this is lemonade

  2. Ahhh! I LOVE Wendy’s Lookbook! I’ve been following her on YouTube for months, I had no idea to look for a blog by her!! How exciting! That girl is beautiful and has some serious fashion style! I love her How-To Wear videos, they are so helpful to me! And her How to Tie a Scarf videos are really great!

    Anyway, I’m pretty much just like you. I’ve been sitting around half-creating half-not-caring for over a year. Being laid off from my last salary job, I got a bit depressed, and as I continued to apply and get denied for jobs, it just got worse. Instead of taking my hobbies and running with them, I went thru periodic creating bursts, but then I never did anything about what I had just made. It just sat at my house (my Mom’s no less), and I made more, but I didn’t do enough to try to sell them or showcase my work anywhere. Last fall I made a small attempt to sell on Etsy. Wasn’t that great. Then this New Year I decided I would get back out there and try for a real go at creating artwork, hair accessories, and now jewelry! I am so happy I got myself back out there! I made my first paycheck 2 days ago from a local shop where I will be selling my jewelry! Its about time I did something, and I’m sure you will have success just like me! I hope things are moving along nicely for you 🙂

    • Thank you soooo much for your comment. I also love Wendy’s Lookbook as you can see and that’s one of the reasons I decided to get back into blogging.
      However, the whole experience has been much much more than anticipated. It’s all down to people like you who have been so supportive, encouraging and friendly!
      Thanks for sharing your journey. I’m dreaming up ideas and starting to think that perhaps I could do something similar. I really appreciate your encouragement. It’s so unexpected that you would leave me such a message as I haven’t really been talking about my tentative thoughts!
      Thanks again for your comment it really means a lot! 🙂

  3. Good luck with the blog

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