Monday, February 13, 2012

Update: Moving On

I'm discontinuing this blog. This blog was specifically made for me to document my goals and progress but I'm finding that it's a lot easier for me to keep track of my goals and the rest of my life on one blog.

I updated the most recent list on this blog with the appropriate links if I have accomplished the goal and if it's not linked/in bold text then I didn't complete it. These items are still things that I eventually want to accomplish but they are on the back burner right now while I work on this list during 2012:

get to page 40 in personal quotebook
lose 30 pounds
install five yarn bombing projects (photograph)
visit Canada (August?)
graduate collage with a BA in psychology (May)
get swoopy bangs
move in with Matt
visit Janice
complete one art journal
create a blackout poem
do the Red Light Therapy sessions at my gym
make standing on the world poster for work
put talent show on DVD
continue sending awesome mail
go into Baltimore city 50 different times (photograph)
keep up with Happy Book

I also made a post about what I DID accomplish in 2011. I hope you'll follow me on that blog. :) Thanks!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Send 800 Postcards On Postcrossing!

Check it out!! 802, didn't even realize on time! Haha. This was one of my easier goals to complete but it still feels good to have this milestone. As you can see I'm kind of behind on sending, and there are so many to write! Ah. Heheh. Well, Yay!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Learn To Live Instead Of Exist...

This is (hopefully) going to be an ongoing post that I add to every time I do something that I feel is worthy of 'living':


Went to Baltimore with Charlotte to eat at Holy Frijoles (which was delicious) and then we couldn't decide what to do. So I looked into the "bag of fun" I brought (in addition to my purse) and pulled out my camera, some blank labels, and a few markers. We stopped on the side of Centre St. by Walter's Art Gallery and made our labels:

Then we went out stickering!

We found some interesting things along the way:

Glad I did it. <3

Play In The Rain

The best part of accomplishing this goal was that it was spontaneous and I had, in the moment, forgotten that it was on my list. Went out to Sushi in the city with Charlotte, Katie, Andrew, Helen, and Nick and on the drive home we jammed out to random radio songs including "Get Low"...yes.

By the time we got home it was raining and I went to get in my car to go home. "Firework" was playing on the radio in both our cars so I put my car back into park and jumped out of the car to dance with Charlotte and Katie in the rain.

Baby you're a firework

Come on let your colors burst 
make em go OH OH OH

show em what you're worth!

Perfect. <3

Saturday, February 19, 2011

List Three Things That Make Me Happy Every Day (for 6 months straight)

Happy Journal

This is the Happy Journal that I've been writing in since January 1st, 2011. I write at least 3 things in it for each day of the week that made me happy. I am allowing myself to back-log it so far, in case I miss a day. But it's harder to remember the little things once it's the next day. I made a sign for myself that I taped to my nightstand that says WRITE IN HAPPY JOURNAL. I hope it works!

I'm going to try to go longer than 6 months. I also cannot wait to go back and read through it all!

Send More Mail-Art (365 Days Of Mail-Art Project)

This is obviously a work in progress and it will not be finished in time for my deadline of January 1st, 2012 but it will (hopefully) be completed a year from when it was started which was January 19th (2011). You can view the pieces I'm making as I post them on the mail-art-365 blog! The link is for my work specifically. Here's an example of what I've made so far... I hope to improve by the time the year is over. :-)

Telephone PC sent to RileyS on Send-Something :-)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Get Fuchsia Highlights!

I went to Bubbles on 12/28/10 and got fuchsia highlights! (And a haircut.) It was less expensive than I thought (only $60 for highlights). Here's a picture of the back of my head:

Here's a picture of the front on my webcam, but the color barely came out:

Either way I am very happy with it.