OBJETIVOS


How-de-do, y’all.
I think I might really like Fall.

Grits posted about her October goals, and I figured it would be a great starting point for me as well. I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only one who has metaphorically fallen off the face of the blogosphere for a while. So, without further delay, here is what I envision happening (so therefore it will…):

I’m going to visit my bestist friend Ashley and her brand new baby in Utah this week. I am looking forward to playing “Auntie Nanny” and hugging Ashley even more than I hug the baby human. Stay tuned for ADORABLE newborn photos.

I am going to start my kickboxing classes. Not only will this further my physical health, but I’ve realized that its necessary for my mental health as well. I have to change some of my support systems in my life, so when I remove one I must replace it with a healthy alternative. Excited, nervous, and already preparing to have my ass handed to me.

I am going to learn one song on the ukulele. I have it. It’s gorgeous. I will learn one song. Fact.

I'm going to put some extra emotional energy into my relationship. I want to be committed to it, and create a happy healthy life that surrounds it. Too often I find myself waiting for it to fall apart... just the paranoia in me. But the reality is, that it hasn't. And I don't know if it ever will. I need to approach it from a tender and invested part of myself that expects the best and works towards it every day.

I am going to resume The Body Image(s) shoots towards the end of Oct. A brief break will be welcome from the exhausting weekend sessions, and I’m looking forward to a fresh perspective and renewed energy source.

I am going to do some solid research and vote. This is my contribution to the world, and also self care.

I am going to open up my connections with friends. I am going to pursue more beautiful souls and add them to my collection of friends. My Him recommended this, and I think it will be good for me to cultivate already good friendships and to grow them into even more.

I am going to model for some sort of Zombie blood and gore photo shoot. I was never allowed to celebrate the wicked holidays like Halloween when I was a kid so I think I’m intrigued by the majestical horror of it all now. I wanna try it once. P.S. Did you see that Picmonkey has fun horror-shop tools right now?

 
I am going to do some research about online Women/Gender Studies degrees. I can not find ONE degree that is fully online, and I need it. Do you have any suggestions of a reputable college that I can attend on the webz?

I’m going to take an inventory of what I like about my life and what I don’t.  I’m going to be realistic and make changes. Fall cleaning of my dusty corners!

I’m going to blog more! I’m not forcing it, but I feel the creativity coming back… so there is THAT to look forward to. I want to finally write about GERD, the reasons behind self mutilation, the 25 things, baking… etc. 

I'm going to dress up. A LOT. I'm going all out for Halloween this year, and I'm going to take Dia De los Muertos seriously this year. I love Tucson.

That’s what I have going on. What about you? This time of year usually holds changes for everyone… what do you have going on this month?

8 comments

  1. Oh, Jes, your personal goals are always so much more introspective and significant than mine. But maybe that's because it's the little things that I tend to put off and off and off until I forget how much I wanted to do them. Sigh. This month I am mostly on vacation from work, doing a little traveling, and pushing myself to take lots of photos and learn more about the capabilities of my camera. In a couple days I get to see my childhood best friend and hear all about her wedding that I was so disappointed I had to miss. I also get to give her this totally sweet gift I poured my heart into, which I am mega excited about. Then I go back to work, and hope I can apply the skills I learned last season to do better work and grow a lot as I hit the ground running. And you know, I gotta find some time to complete my Halloween costume too! I'm going to be Amelia Earhart and I'm so excited about it. Man this comment got long!
    --Erin
    predictionspast.blogspot.ca

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  2. This is great, I should really start recording my goals on a blog.. then maybe I'd actually get round to doing them! Thanks for putting my button up as well, you're great! xxx

    http://la-dulcie-vita.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Jes. You're bad ass. And I love The Body Images Project. I've passed it on to a few of my friends at school and they love it too! I can't wait to see more =D

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  4. Kickboxing sounds like an awesome way to get and shape and feel like a totally badass at the same time. I might have to start myself!

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  5. Say what? You come to Utah that week I leave it to visit California - crappo timing indeed!

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  6. I love your goal posts. You're freaking inspiring man! And you can totally rock the ukelele. I have a hard time with the singing and playing deal but I've got playing 2 songs under my belt, so it's a start. Thanks for the picmonkey zomibifying addiction too :)

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  7. The first (and only, really) song I ever learned on my ukulele was "Bad Romance." I highly recommend it.

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  8. I don't know how your uke playing is going so far, but I have to tell you, don't worry! I am terribly un-musical (tried playing flute and guitar as well as singing in choirs, and while the singing wasn't bad because we practiced like hell I never really "got" reading music) but picked up a $30 ukulele and Mel Bay's "Teach Yourself Uke" book and can actually play several songs after only a few weeks. Still can't read music but I can tell which chord to play when, which is the main thing. Good luck! It is awfully fun.

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