The Charm Bracelet
While I was at Blissdom (I have a lot of Blissdom stories don’t I?) I bought myself a little trinket.
How cute is this charm bracelet?
I love it. I tend not to wear a whole lot of jewelry. But every once in a while I like to take something shiny and pretty out of my jewelry box to dress myself up. It makes a girl feel, well pretty and girlie.
The neat thing about this charm bracelet is that I got to choose the charms I wanted to have on it. The vendor at the homemade market place had a ton of different charms to choose from. Here are my reason’s for choosing the charms I did.
Star – I have been told my whole life to reach for the stars and that nothing is impossible. I wanted this charm as a visual reminder of that.
Eiffel Tower – I grew up taking French classes throughout my elementary and high school years. As such, I have always dreamed of visiting the city of love, Paris, one day. My cousin did get the opportunity to go to Paris one year and she brought me back an Eiffel Tower key chain and a small watercolour print of the Tower and the area surrounding it. I cherished both gifts very much. I even had a pen pal who lived in France and we wrote letters back and forth for a few years. I thought it would be awesome to meet her one day. Sadly we lost touch as our high school careers ended. This charm was selected to remind me that someday I will get to Paris.
Laptop- The laptop charm represents my love for technology and now blogging. As a kid I used to dislike computers. They always seemed to freeze every time I used one. When I was a teen I was introduced to the World Wide Web and have not looked back. I started building and designing websites using only HTML coding in the late 90s and early 2000s. Then, I started making my own graphics too. Sadly, my skills are not where they used to be as I haven’t taken any formal training other than the classes I took in high school and a couple during my college stints. I also love playing with gadgets like tablets, smartphones, etc. Anything technology related I can get my hands on, I will. Sadly, my budget does not allow unlimited access.
Treble Clef – The mighty treble clef symbolizes my love for music. As a young kid I took accordion lessons (I sort of was forced but did not mind it at all). The accordion was a family instrument. My grandpa played and so did my dad. So, naturally I began to play and take lessons. Luckily in our small town we had a music teacher who knew how to play the accordion (what are the odds in such a small, remote place?). Two of my cousins also took accordion. When our music teacher held music recitals we would perform together along with another music student in town who took accordion lessons as well. We also played during church. My cousins moved onto piano lessons with a different teacher. I wanted to learn piano too but we did not have one. We did inherit an old organ from a family friend though. It was probably 20 to 40 years old. It did not have the many sound options or technology options organs at the time offered. I was doing it old school. Sometimes I wish I could still play either instrument. I probably could if I really applied myself. And I hope to one day learn to play the piano. That would be another dream come true. Another reason why I selected the treble clef is because I love listening and dancing to music. Music really uplifts my mood.
Flower – Now, I am unsure of what to say for this charm because originally I had picked out a charm that said LOVE on it as I believe everyone needs a little love their lives. Everyone needs to love others and be loved. But now I look at the flower and think of it as though I am going through a season of blossoming. I am on my path to becoming who I am truly meant to be. I know I am 34 years old and I should probably have a good grasp on who I am but some days I really wonder. Sometimes I feel like I don’t know my place in the world or what I should be doing. But I am getting there. I learning and growing. This is exactly what happens during a flower’s lifetime. They start to emerge out of the ground, growing taller and stronger while reaching for the sky and blossom into something beautiful and wonderful.
Do you own a charm bracelet? If yes, what charms are on it and why? (If not, what charms would you put on yours?)
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