This week’s Weekly Wishes theme is “love,” which I found really, really hard to find a suitable picture for, I gotta say. In the end I settled on this picture of me I rediscovered last week. I love being in front of a camera. I don’t get to do it the way I’d like to (i.e. with the camera in the hands of someone who likes photography and is good at it) so I don’t talk about it much, but it’s practically performance art for me and it’s exhilarating.
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HOW THE PAST WEEK WENT
Last Monday I was coming off a bad week and I was pretty wishy-washy about my goals. I ended up talking about unplugging and sewing and making more lists. Daily lists. The daily lists were miracle workers from Monday to Wednesday, when the water heater broke and I was more concerned with keeping my anxiety regarding that in check than accomplishing anything. (It got fixed on Saturday. Sort of. It takes ages to switch on but I can shower at home again.) But hey, extenuating circumstances. I’ll try to use this trick (writing down only up to two tasks ahead) again.
I unplugged long enough to place and pick up a print order, stock up on cardstock and complete four sets of mini cards for an order. I found the perfect pattern for a fancy prom dress I’m making for someone. It takes a lot of skills I most certainly don’t have, so it will be quite the learning experience. I’m planning to make one in my size first and then hers, and have the latter mailed out by April. It’s lovely to have such a loose timeframe.
My motivation felt… more there than usual. My sister was also around more than usual, which ruined what could have been a really good week, but I still felt like I had less difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. That’s pretty major.
As for this week, I want to work on my portfolio and I want to sew. I also want to get a few blog posts written that I’ve been kicking around for a while. Maybe I’ll start listing things I want to do come January, or at least once I cut my to-do list down by half. Mainly I want to work on my own branding and website design. The blog design I currently have is a barely tweaked free theme I put up just to be able to start blogging while I concentrated on other things, and I haven’t had a chance to change it yet. I’m honestly thinking about doing it all backwards and starting with category buttons. But that’s a goal for another time.
On the other hand, this is my sister’s last week of school, which is a little bit scary. I should probably make the most of my mornings now. I’m not sure when in January my grandma’s leaving, but I’m so looking forward to having my room to myself again. I don’t even want her to go; I just need the space. Badly. And so does my sister, if her grades this semester are anything to go by.
I’m still a little overwhelmed by everything I need to do, but sometimes I’ll be thinking about that UK move and the idea of setting a date makes me feel so much more grounded and like I can really get everything done in a specific time period. I wouldn’t be too surprised if I buy a plane ticket before the end of the year. I just need to arrange accommodation first. Got some leads there, so fingers crossed? Or if you’re in London and have a spare room, or know someone who’s looking for a house-sitter — do let me know!
As always, I’m linking up with Melyssa!