The Millennium Bridge in London is a an awe inspiring pedestrian suspension bridge straddling the Thames River between St. Paulâ€™s Cathedral and the Tate Modern museum. Nicknamed by locals, the Wobbly Bridge, the span swayed uncomfortably under foot traffic on opening day and was closed for two years to re-engineer the structure for better stability before tourists like me could take in Londonâ€™s cityscape from this serpentine span of cement and steel.
A cabby told me the story on route to the museum so of course I was looking forward to testing the bridge myself. And as I strolled over the rolling water, I couldnâ€™t help but think about this massive structure- created by hundreds of minds and hands- starting out just flawed enough to that it required major corrections and restructuring before I could stand on it that day. The bridge wasnâ€™t dismantled or abandoned; it was fixed- worked on, probably around the clock, until the walkway was stable.
Iâ€™m re-structuring and making repairs too. Iâ€™m making room for more in my life by fixing the things I can change and tossing overboard the things that make me unstable. I looked up catching the breeze and the parallel, and headed it to the other shore with a big fat smile.
Don't give up, don't decide that you're not worth it. Even a small step like cleaning out your makeup drawer or hanging an inspirational photo in your room can keep you going as you Make Room for More in your life.
[caption id="attachment_270" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A few of my favorite photos of London and this adorable throw pillow from Stumper & Fielding on Portabello Road remind me of an amazing trip and fantastic friends."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_271" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="My hallway is ined with souvenir spoons in modern frames to remind me of my travels. What are you collecting that makes your feel good about your life? How are you showing that collection?"][/caption]