"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
I'll call this blog my 80%.
I have always felt that I'd be successful at blogging, and then I realized I never would if I didn't try. I suppose it's also sort of a New Year's resolution. I hate those, but this year I feel like they're necessary.
Here are a few other resolutions:
-Ballet. Let me explain. Despite being hugely inspired by Black Swan, I have wanted to take a dance class for a while. I was so close to taking a contemporary dance class, but the more I researched it (and by "research" I mean watched tons of episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance") the more I realized that contemporary is much too free for me. There isn't enough structure. One thing I've learned about myself through jobs and education is that I thrive in a structured environment. I like the rules of ballet. I took it years ago, but didn't stick with it. I want to do something good for my body besides getting on the elliptical or going on a run (not my thing). I like yoga enough, but I feel like ballet will also be a great challenge and will hopefully pay off. My first class is next Tuesday. That's in a week!
-Learn how to use my camera. I got a Canon Rebel T2i for Christmas from my Grandfather and I can not wait to figure it out. The possibilities with this camera are truly endless. Two of my top priorities: portraits and stop-motion animation.
-Restring my cello. And dust it off. And re-learn how to read music. Et & c..
-Blog. (Ahem.. Check!) I'd also like to start a vintage etsy shop this year, too.
-Shop creatively and only when necessary. I got a Forever21 giftcard for Christmas and all the way to the mall I was like "No basics! No basics! No basics!" Well wouldn't ya know, I came home with a bag containing the following: 1 white v-neck t-shirt. 1 white ruched sleeved t-shirt. 1 black long sleeved t-shirt. 1 grey jersey knit fold waist pencil skirt. AND a bottle of peppermint scented red sparkly nail polish. So, 99% of what I bought was basic.
I go to Salvation Army (my favorite is the one on Cambridge St in Worcester) and the whole way there I tell myself "Nothing too over the top! Nothing I'll never end up wearing! No more unrealistic though amazing vintage dresses! No more future though probably not re-workings or DIYs!" I currently have a bag from a Sally's trip with 2 (yes 2) lace floor length t-shirt dresses (working on re-working), and a sweet (though size XXL) Ginseng t-shirt and a pair of army green high top sneaker-ish boots. I think that sums it up. All in all, I'm proud of my purchases and finds, but they need to be fewer and further between. Hello overstuffed closet.
-Make good use of my time. Like.. blogging while waiting to switch the load from the washer to the dryer! So far, not bad.
-Get my wisdom teeth out. Deeper meaning: Grow Up. No one is going to make the appointment for me, and they will not just go away if I ignore them long enough. Believe me. I've needed them out since I was a junior in high school. I graduated in 2004. They're starting to give me migraines. It is time.
So, this concludes my first post ever.
I'm excited for this creative outlet and the only other journal I own besides my new 2011 Cat Calendar (thanks, Gram for encouraging my crazy cat lady tendencies). I would have liked to end with a picture of my cats, but I'm not sure how to post pictures just yet. Stay tuned.
Actually, voila! Nugget in a basket. She is snoring next to me as I type.