I was listening to the radio on my way to DC yesterday and heard of a store that has just cleared out all Christmas items and put up Valentine’s Day items! It’s bad enough that V-Day is (was) 58 days away, but what is worse is that Christmas isn’t even here yet!!!!!!!! It made me think how many people live always looking at the future. Looking towards things or marking schedules by things yet to come.
I know I do it to a certain extent. I think, “when I get past the holidays then I can work on my basement” – my head is three weeks down the road. Or I’m looking for that next paycheck, or the ‘whatever it may be’. Sometimes, I realized, I’m not very ‘present’. And then I thought……….”hmmmmm, V-Day is 58 days away, should I be planning jewelry for that NOW so I’m ready THEN.?” I don’t normally plan seasonal collections or design or plan according to holidays, but I am beginning to think that way a little bit . However, that really only compounds my dilemma with living in the present. And it got me thinking of the designers who really DO make it a point to plan for the next season….Christmas, New Years, V-Day, Easter, Wedding Season, graduations, etc. and I wondered,
HOW DO YOU LIVE IN THE PRESENT WHILE THINKING AND PLANNING ‘FORWARD’ ALL THE TIME?
Or is it really not a ‘problem”?
Does constantly looking forward mean we can’t see where we are now?