i’m going to try out new years resolutions this year. not because i’ve suddenly decided to believe in what they stand for - i still kind of think they’re a load of crap - but it just so happens that i’m a little sick of where my life is standing at the moment and it’s time to work toward a bit of change. i’m keeping my goals simple, hoping they lead to an eventual goal of being all grow’d up (rugrats style) and moving up and out of this joint. so here we go
1.) jazz up my sewing skills. i know a few things. i can fix a button and hem pants (sort of) but it’s all very basic.
2.) use above jazzy sewing skills to start an etsy shop. i have a lot of ideas in my head about what i would want to do and what i could put in there, but i just have to get myself going and bring my skills up to par.
3.) and finally, learn how to drive. believe it or not, this will be much harder for me than the above mentioned two. i’m petrified of driving - literally, even the idea of it makes me nervous. i got in an accident my first time driving and now i really hate being behind the wheel of a car, even though that was when i was 16 and i’m 22 now. it’s something i’ll probably kick and scream my way through (not literally because that could cause an accident, yikes!) but i’ll feel more comfortable in a new place with a license under my belt.
and that’s it! that’s all i have for goals. i don’t really think i’m shooting for the sky with these, so hopefully something will come of them.
and i kept thinking about this one thing until my mind completely switched on. i feel totally awake at 4am. time to watch no reservations until i feel tired again. if bourdain can’t put me to sleep, no one can.
“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”—Francesca Lia Block (via moonbrains)
i’ve spent the whole afternoon so far playing wii jeopardy with my parents. i beat them twice. this, to me, is a huge accomplishment, especially because i’ve always considered my dad to be one of the smartest people i’ve ever met. he’s the ultimate human encyclopedia.
who needs to feel accomplished by a college degree when you can just beat your dad at jeopardy? it’s a lot cheaper, that’s for sure.