There are so many things that I want to do, that I just never seem to get around to. I tend to just get caught up in my day-to-day activities and never seem to accomplish anything new/extra. After just one year of marriage, my husband and I have become very settled in our daily routine and we don’t make a lot of room for new adventures and activities. I’m very happy and quite comfortable in our little life together, but I realize that there is still sometime more that I’m looking for. Some of the things I desire are serious and some may seem silly, even frivolous but that’s ok because it’s my life and my dream!
… to be a better blogger. I want to blog with more frequency and with more variety. I have so many thoughts running around in my head and I just don’t take the time to actually let them all out. I read other people’s blogs (many by people I don’t even know) and they inspire me. The creativity with which they write, and the subjects they choose to write on make me want to do the same.
… to start playing the guitar again. I used to play almost daily when I was involved in leading music at church and in other venues, but I just recently picked up my guitar for the first time since I’ve been married and could only play for a few minutes before my fingers became raw and I had to stop. I love music, love to play, love to sing, and love to write. I have a need in me to be musical again.
… to learn how to better promote both of my businesses as a Stylist at Changes Hair Design and a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. This should probably be number one on my list, but it is the one that I am currently feeling the least motivated with. I have put a lot of effort into promoting myself in the past and have recently experienced some frustration which has lead to a bit of a lull on my part. I have recently gotten connected with a couple of local networking groups, so I am hopeful that will be helpful with bringing in new business.
… to begin working out on a regular basis and get myself healthy, and in better shape. Last month my husband and I joined Anytime Fitness which is just down the street from our house. We’ve only been there about 3 times. Not long before we joined, I severely sprained my ankle and it has hindered me from doing a lot of cardio which I desperately need. I have also been struggling with a few other miscellaneous physical ailments that have not allowed me to go to the gym. I actually enjoy working out once I get beyond that initial painful stage and start to feel like I’m actually accomplishing something. I just need to get out there and start slow and work myself to that point.
… to get my house ridiculously organized. I am a neat freak at heart, but have a hard time actually putting that into practice. I thrive in a clean and organized environment and when I don’t have that, I tend to be easily distracted and don’t generally function well. I’ve been reading a blog called Organizing Junkie and it has given me all kinds of ideas for eliminating clutter, and getting myself and my home more organized.
… to learn to be a better cook. I have always enjoyed cooking/baking and do a reasonably good job of it, but for a long time I have had the desire to take a cooking class. Seeing Julie & Julia last year was just further inspiration. I would love to be able to whip up a gourmet meal and throw a dinner party. I’ve been reading quite a few cooking blogs that have also recently inspired me such as Our Best Bites, Annie’s Eats, and Joy In My Kitchen. I also signed up for a subscription to E-mealz, which provides you with a weekly dinner menu and grocery list all for $5 a month. This is not exactly gourmet cooking, but has allowed me to try a lot of new things and has giving us a great deal of variety in our meals.
Well, that’s what I’m dreaming about at the moment. There’s always more, but I thought I would focus on a few that I am either already working on, or can easily being working on in the immediate future. So, wish me luck or send up a prayer. I hope to be a more well-rounded, and more fulfilled person in the near future!