On Goals

I have to wait for iTunes to download it’s update and for my computer to restart (about 25 minutes), so I thought I’d take that time before painting to write down a few thoughts.
I’ve spent the last month or so working on some unofficial goals/plans, I’ve sort of hinted at them, but I never actually verbally told anyone till yesterday. I was talking to my husband about how even though I’m not where I want to be yet, I know where I want to be by next year, I know what I want to do, and even though nothing big is happening, every day I’m doing *something* to get me closer to that ( we were talking about projects, and how long it takes them to happen, and how sometimes they’re unfinished because they lose momentum).
So even though some of my stuff is put on hold for this month because I’m illustrating a book, it’s still constantly on my mind and I spend time working on painting (goes hand in hand nicely) and if I’m not doing that, I’m reading and learning as much as I can. It’s kind of satisfying actually.
We also invested in a Kinect last night so we can get some form of exercise in the winter when it’s impossible to make me leave the house. We worked up quite a sweat (and hopefully didn’t bother our neighbors) and I woke up this morning and did that again. We’ve been wanting to exercise more since both of our occupations are pretty stationary (painting and programming) but yeah, weather makes it hard to go out all the time. I’m hoping this will give us some motivation, plus it’s a ton of fun, and oddly healthy.
Time’s up, going to work on some more paintings now and rock out with pandora. 🙂






  1. lollypop Avatar

    I am so happy that you have a direction to go in. Your goals sound awesome & I hope you keep the momentum going. I really admire you & how you are making good decisions & A too. I’m so glad you are pursuing art & proving 2 yourselg & others you are an artist. Now if I can focus on something like you then I’ll b in biz. 🙂

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