“You aint seen nothing yet”  may just be a song title to you, but to my friend Mike it was his favourite expression, as he entered his next phase of one-new-thing-to-be-learned-every-year.

Seeking a little expansion of you?  And I don’t mean physically…there’s not too many of us out there who are hankering to add a few pounds. But learning a new thing can be more than accomplishments, or new skills under our belts.  We become more inspiring, we are growing our concept of ourselves, expanding who we are and how we experience our life.

Looking for an idea or two?  Take a look at Mike’s version of  “you aint seen nothing yet”.

He tried everything on for size.


He didn’t actually do everything he tried out.  He waited ’till he found that perfect something.  This wasn’t it.  It didn’t fit.

Not to be outdone, I thought I’d give gliding a whirl.  All was cool.  Nothing to hear but the swoosh of the air as we followed the birds into thermals,  until my friendly instructor decided looping the loop would be a good thing – not.  It turns out, I don’t do upside down very well.  This wasn’t it for me.


I wasn’t as disciplined as Mike.  I didn’t always have what it took to get started and was just awful at finishing…well everything really. But I did get better.  I started this blog last year and I’m still here.   Thanks to you dear hearts who read it and take the time to leave comments. I love you.  And this year is the year I become a better photographer…will someone give me a ‘thank you Lord’.

Mike did this…


Not working in a garage so much, more an auto mechanics class…he liked it and that was it for that year.  Me…not so much.  Too oily.  My sister took a class back in the day, and if you need a wheel changing, she’s your girl.  Me, I prefer to look helpless and trust in AAA.   Actually I am helpless and hapless.

The best I can do is imagine someone will fix it for me.

It wasn’t all manly pursuits for Mike. He was a pretty adventurous soul.  He even tried this…


But I doubt that he made a pincushion.  Not too sure though, he never did show me the finished result.

But each new thing expanded him.  He was more interesting, a greater version of who he used to be.

It’s all too easy to go through life on automatic pilot.

Ask me, the Queen of the unfinished.   Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to assume we are so much more than we ever have been, that we can do so much more than we have ever done.

We have a new three hundred and sixty five days, give or take a couple that we’ve used up already, to become more awake to the wonders of our world.  Days we can fill with joy and fun and laughter.  We can experience more love, or peace, or whatever else you fancy.

Are you ready to say “you aint seen nothing yet“?   To try a class, to read more, become more enlightened, learn to knit, collect stamps, go to yoga, or whatever floats your boat?  Are you ready to invest in YOU.  The rewards are huge.

Love Elle


Photo credits


EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin’ hook-y ;o)



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.

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