I’m chatting away with my buddy Kyle Reed, (one of those motivating asks great questions kind of friends), and we both brought up certain things we want to learn to do but haven’t really started…for whatever reason. That’s where the list below was born. We decided to come up with five things to accomplish before December 2011. Yea, goals aren’t my strong suite but I’m realizing how important they are. That’s the key really, to make goals about things that are truly important to you. If they aren’t, you won’t accomplish them. At least, that’s how it works in my life.
So…here they are!
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‘Top 5 Things Laura Elizabeth Stephens Will Wrangle Into Submission By December 2011!!’
(Doesn’t it look official all bolded and underlined?!)
1. Learn to sew with a machine!!
This weekend, my sweet friend Amy K let me take over her apartment and sewing machine. She has been a fabulous and patient teacher. We are both working through Elsie’s DIY Dress-Up online course and it’s been a blast. I already finished my first project!!! YES!!
2. Run a half marathon.
My first week of training is complete! Two weeks ago, I couldn’t even run one mile without wanting to hurl myself into on-coming traffic. Dramatic much? Just slightly. Anyways, one week down and a lot more to go before the half on December 4. My main motivation? Cute new shoes.
3. Save $1,500 before December for a New Years trip! Pay cash for the entire thing.
I opened up a savings account yesterday for travel. Like I mentioned on Twitter, some girls grow up dreaming about and planning their wedding day. Me? I’ve always spent my time dreaming about seeing the world and planning to do it. I can’t stop! I guess you could say travel is my drug. The savings account will go towards my trip to Paris or London for New Years. Seeing fireworks over Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower?! Oh my.
4. Learn to use my Canon G10.
I rely way too heavily on my iPhone. Plus, I’m realizing that it’s best to not only post my instagram pics and pictures I take with my phone. It’s so hard to learn!! But now I have some editing software and a new computer that will make this a lot easier. Thankfully! So….between now and December I’ll have some new photos!! I’m pretty excited.
5. Learn to edit photos. Photos NOT taken with my iPhone.
I signed up for One to One classes at the Apple store. I’m super excited because I’m planning to learn how to edit photos AND videos. I work better if somebody is by my side directing me. Yea, you self learners make me a little jealous. Lucky you. *smile
So that’s that! Wish me luck. Do you have any goals to accomplish in 2011? Let me know!
Oh, all photos were taken with my iPhone except the Eiffel Tower….that one was from google images. However, I’ll have my own pic in January. Yep.