The Trouble With Wilde

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
— Stephen Fry

This is a quote that has imprisoned me at times.  I do many things, am many things, love many things and do not like to be defined by anything else. This has turned me into the girl who cried "career!".  I am currently going through yet another change of course. This one will work though (I say this each time). 

I do hold on (tightly) to the belief that all of these wrong turns will eventually direct me into a successful career that not only fulfills me creatively, but also financially...a girl's gotta eat (and drink champagne). Too many opulent, Russian novels and a strange obsession with Marie Antoinette have gifted me with lofty aspirations of how my life should be. 

So until I have a lush garden of my own, I took this weekend to walk through someone else's. The Polasek Museum in Winter park is an intimate but lovely garden. You can squint your eyes and pretend it's Tuscany!

OH, and if anyone is looking to hire an adequate writer/technically ok artist/ sometime Jewelry maker/ or an opinionated, yet sometimes uninformed person...I'm your girl. 

Tara Cunningham