Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just Do It!

Today, some friends and I were discussing what we would go back to school to study if time and money were no object. I mentioned wanting to pursue a host of academic things, from pursuing my MFA in writing to getting additional BAs in women's studies and art history, not to mention my ever-hoped-for PhD in literature.

Then one of my friends mentioned she'd always wanted to pursue plumbing, another mentioned photography and a third mentioned cake decorating. As they mentioned thes things, they began stirring up all kinds of hobbies and pursuits in which I am interested. I agreed that cake decorating was something I have wanted to pursue for a long time, because I think it would be cool to be able to whip up a nice birthday cake for my kids/family.

Later in the day, I was sitting in my office and I thought, "why don't I take a cake decorating class? What do I have to lose?" So I looked up the class schedule for a nearby Joann store and lo and behold, there was a class coming up that worked perfectly with my schedule. Rather than following my usual M.O. (which is to look up something I want to do, think about it for a while, but never actually follow-through), I picked up my phone and called on the spot.

I am now registered for "Decorating Basics" which is a Wilton Method course that Joann Fabrics offers. I am so super excited about this that I cannot express it in words! Who knew a mere $27 (+$30 starting kit of tools) could make someone so happy!

This is very much in keeping with "The Right Time is Right Now" in which Courtney Carver encourages her readers to pick three of their dreams that they can do in the next week and do them. Rather than putting off something I want to do, I'm just going to DO IT!!!

Next step, signing up for a creative writing course at a community college so that I can start bulking up my portfolio in order to pursue that MFA in writing!

What joy are you putting off?

Hiatus Explanation

So I am newly with child. It is kicking my heiney this time around. The blog and my de-cluttering have taken a backseat to waves of sheer exhaustion and/or nausea. Whilst Diesel, under the disclaimer of "you feel how you feel, so I'm not discounting that," says I seem the same as I was with Little Man, but I swear this time is worse. Maybe it is the toddler I have to chase around or being 3 years older... I don't know, but I do know I am looking forward to the 2nd trimester, because I absolutely LOVE the last 6 months of pregnancy!!!!

This being said, I'm going to try to post at least one time a week. It may not be about my awesome progress at decluttering, but it will be something to feed your minds with simplification, minimization and declutterification! OR something Happiness Project related.