Ok, So Dreya tells me that I’m a sucker for hype. I like the way she puts it. It looks like I’ve found my perfect book, all about lists and goals. I don’t think I’ll be buying this any time soon since this is what I do on a regular basis but the advertising has inspired me to get back to goal setting. I have lots of goals, I just haven’t kept them up-to-date or worked on my progress. I really like that the book recommends that you publish your goals and progress.
Here’s what I can think of off the top of my head for now. I’ll work on more later.
-keep house clean and ready for company
My house is actually clean at the moment, I have a game plan, a schedule, and criteria and I just ordered “How clean is your house?” Off Amazon. I flipped through the book at Barnes and Noble one time and have been inspired ever since. It’s very colorful, and short bit’s of info. A quick reference to get you moving and feel like it’s not so daunting.
-write and publish my travel book
I just started a writing workshop and InDesign class last week. I’ll have people inspiring me to write and critiquing what I have so far while I learn how to do my book lay out. SO EXCITED!
-learn to belly dance
-have a garden
does buying another garden book count? I bought one last year and was around when Bethany and Dreya had their gardens
I’m not going to be too specific but I have a list of projects to do for people that I need to get going on
-trim hair once a month
-get EMT certified
-get trained in phlebotomy (learn to draw blood)
-write and mail a letter every day
-work on scrapbook
-sail with Dad
-swim the English Channel
-get a log cabin
-fix my bug
-make my quilts
I have a crazy quilt, a round-the-world quilt, and a T-shirt and Jeans quilt to make. Round-the-world is first. From the scraps of that I make the crazy quilt. I have the scraps. I’d get a long ways if I could just cut the pieces.
-see The White Stripe in concert
-read the Bible regularily
I’m trying to start with a chapter a day. It’s at least an improvement. I really want to read and study and grow spiritually but I really don’t know how to go about it. I see lot’s of books on spiritual growth, and I really like books but it’s still someone else’s interpretation and list of do’s and don’ts.
-collaborate with Rachael on bowl designs
Yes, I have found another artist with the exact same name as me. I would like the opportunity to put my art on functional pieces and get out in another area
-have an art show
I’m a chicken. I’m afraid it would be expensive, and I haven’t even looked at how to go about getting galleries to take me seriously. I’m afraid I have to invest the money to get my stuff framed first which will be expensive, take up space, and have the potential to get damaged.
-do New Zealand’s biggest bungee jump
-learn Thai Chi
Goals I’ve accomplished
*elbow length hair
*fish in Alaska
*road trip the US
*see all 7 continents in 5 yr
I made it in 6 years but that’s all right by me
*hike the Appalachian Trail
*meet Weird Al
* see Everclear, Eve 6, Modest Mouse in Concert
*learn to give stitches
My most recently achieved goal. This is where it shows that people are out there to help you accomplish your dreams. I’ve been saying just about forever that it is my goal to learn to give stitches. I happened to mention this in the company of “The Doctor” Jason’s mom, and she was like, “Well, bring over some pigs’ feet and I’ll bring the suture supplies, and I’ll give you a lesson”. So Sunday after a wonderful brunch of eggs, oatmeal, and kale we rubber-banded the pigs feet to some boards and she gave Joe and I a complete lesson. Joe, had heard about my wish and wanted in as well. It was absolutely fantastic. She went through needle and thread guages, holding, surgeons’ knots, square knots, all sorts. We sliced up the pigs feet and then sewed them back up. It was absolutely awesome and also a good dose of reality. Now that I have an idea of how to do it, I don’t want to ever need to. I’ll post pictures later.
*make pie crust from scratch
Another goal that came about because someone else willingly provided me the resources. Ben is an excellant and patient teacher, he showed the simplicity of it so well that I feel confident that I could make it again. I should really make another pie to make sure. Maybe that should be on my list today.
*learn to knit and knit wrist cuffs
-get a credit card (Oct. ’08)
Maybe that will help with new expenses. Really, I just want to be more financially independent and build credit. I’m responsible, I should just have some back-up.