Friday, January 28, 2011

Currently, on my list

Ok...so here it is, I finally decided to post it. I wrote this and then backed out of posting it...dumb, I know. Why was I so silly about it, I guess I was making sure I at least started some of these resolutions and not look like a great big loser.

Instead of posting Currently, on my list, I wrote something back at the begining of the month and it read like this Realistic. Along the same lines as this post, but just a little less in depth. Anyhoo...here's my original post that I should of just posted:



Resolutions...I've never took them seriously. I've never really even spoke one out loud (that I can remember anyway). That being said, I want 2011 to be different. I want to actually set some things in motion, make some decisions, find some ambition, follow through (not quit, thats one pattern I DO follow) and hopefully get some amazing results (not asking for much, I know!)

I have a tendency to sit around (a lot!) moan, groan, procrastinate, whine, and not accomplish much. LET'S break the cycle...can I get an AMEN! I've stacked up a list of projects, ideas, and goals that have cycled through my creative halo (horns?) for the past year. Of course I shelve them all, way up there in the back corner to collect draggy dust. HELLO, Dolly...it's a new year, new time, a new direction! Take a looky-lu at a few of my New Year aspirations...

1. Learn how to use my Macbook Pro, Papa Bear bought me a one on one membership along with my laptop...and I seriously need to go in for a class.

2. I've become a slacker, a slug, a little too lax-a-daisy...in other words: LAZY. In many area's of my life...my physical self, my house, my hobbies, my marriage. So, I'm on the hunt for some major motivation (any good council on this subject will be greatly appreciated)

3. Learn how to use my camera. What an amazing birthday gift (from Papa Bear) and I still can't even get a good, Canon picture! Sheesh...

4. Somehow, someway learn how to dress. I have an image of myself, and I want to define part of who I am through style, the kind of style that expresses my personality. Because of my weight gain over the last year, I've lost the ability to put anything remotely acceptable together from my wardrobe. It's positively devastating to my self esteem presently...

5. Get my sewing/office room organized. It's an ever-growing affliction on my ability to create or do anything productive. A revolving door of sorts. I begin to straighten/organize, feel good, get distracted...begin to sew. Never finish, truly finish, make another GIGANTIC mess, cannot begin another project because of the chaotic disarray. This goal sort of leads into the my next grandiose idea...

6. Sort/Budget/Organize my financials. I have bills, papers, statements, receipts piled EVERYWHERE! I cannot, for the life of me, get this CRAP organized. Feeling so overwhelmed is an understatement. It's ONE of the TWO reasons, I can't seem to get our finances straightened out. (#2 reason, I'm a procrastinator...but we won't discuss that, since I'm desperately trying to overcome that!)

7. Finish my quilt from 2010 Not Your Mama's Quilt club. I love it, especially all the different women who took time each month to put squares together and be part of the special group Marci and I put together.

8. Make a new duvet cover for my bed using this tutorial...I heart Anthropologie

9. Get serious and help "J" 1 prepare for college. He will be a senior next year...HOLY COW!!!
Something's not adding up, I cannot possibly old enough to have a college student!!!??? REALLY???

10. Exercise...regularly. Try like 3x a week. I HAVE to do it, and believe it or not...I've started. Thanks for hang'n in there with me gf :)

***Update: I have started Weight Watchers, lost 10+ lbs., started & finished many projects, made some $$$, initiated a Women's Retreat at our church, and started taking more photos! Yes...I can proudly say I am on my way...

3 comments:

Amber Rose said...

Yay for the New Year! It's the perfect clean slate..I think you are going to have a WONDERFUL (and skinny!!) year!

Mary Huerta said...

Charity, I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are to me. Crafting & personally. Keep up the good work and I will be praying for you. I'm Traceys sister Mary I have met you a few times, admired you and your creations from a far. I just started my own blog. Anyway I just wanted to say "Good Job 7 keep up the good work!"

Charity Watts said...

Awww...thank you so much, Mary! That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me :D You just made my day I will definitely check out your blog...good luck with everything.