Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Connecticut Challenge.

I'm giving myself a challenge!

So I'll be back home in the good ol' Connecticut for about a month and a half, with no plans, no job and much, much free time. This is exciting. For a lounge monkey like me, I like to lay around with nothing in particular to do. However, when the nothingness goes on too long, I tend to go into a depression. I think that a month and a half is a good amount of nothing. So I have given myself a challenge to fill up some time. I think it's a good opportunity to work on improving myself. I have three areas of improvement that I will be working on: physical, mental and spiritual. I will put this challenge on my blog so I will feel like I have a little bit of accountability. But really, I don't think anyone reads it, so it'll just be all in my head. But hey, I'm a big sucker for the placebo effect, so let's get going!
I'm setting goals to:
-Go running 4 times a week. I hate running. But I know how good it is for you. I need to get myself in shape, as my endurance right now is about zero.
-Be able to run at least 3 miles at a time. I know for some of you serious joggers, 3 miles is easy-peasy. But right now, for me, one mile is almost too much. So that'll be something to work on.
-Do ab work/crunches/pilates type things 5 times a week. My crazy intense modern dance teacher from fall semester instilled in me this borderline masochistic love of doing ab exercises until I'm about to die. But I need to get back into the habit.
-Eat HEALTHY. London habits, go away.
-Finish the Book of Mormon. And really read it. I've read it once a year since I was eleven, but I need to really read it. With pen in hand. With my heart and mind open.
-Read at least one religious book.
-Read the Brothers Karamazov. I need to be better read.

I guess this is kind of ambitious. I don't know, is it? I'm not a very ambitious or driven person. And that's why I need things like this. I also need to cut down on my internet time. Gosh dangit the computer is such a lovely time sucker.

P.S. To those 9 followers of mine, thank you. I don't even know if you're still following, but thanks anyway!
P.P.S. Like the new background? Autumn. Always.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I want.

Here are some things that I want.
(in no specific order)

-To learn to play the ukulele
-To like exercising
-My hair to grow out of this ridiculously and stubbornly awkward stage it's in right now. Pleasepleaseplease grow. I'm begging you.
-To be a nomad and travel around the world and waitress in tiny cafes and pubs.
-To visit all the small towns and villages in Ireland and the UK...and be a waitress in their tiny cafes and pubs.
-To find a couple of bathing suits that I am satisfied with and feel comfortable with myself in. (impossible)
-To have Cyd Charisse's legs.
-For Connecticut not to be so stinking humid.
-To be in a show. Right. Now.
-To see my niece.
-To see all the people that I love who are far away from me right now.
-To know how to use the "who" and "whom" rule correctly.
-To read and read and read books.
-To listen to Ingrid Michaelson for the rest of my life.
-To go to another Ingrid Michaelson concert.
-To have the food (let's face it, treats) I loved in London with me in America. Oh chocolate digestives, minstrels, fruit gums and galaxy are gone from me.
-To find some good new music. For free.
-To be able to wear my contacts again without my eyeballs freaking out.
-To have the patience to learn to sew better.
-To be a dancer.
-To sing.
-To see into my future.