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?


  1. Yea! Let me know what easy decorating tips you get. I've got 9 months before another birthday.

    As far as your question, I'd love to really learn photography with a DSLR in hand. I'd also like to take a course on investing, only if they could make it interesting not just throwing numbers and %s at me. I know I'm a nerd!

  2. I love that idea of not putting off the things we want to do - good for you for doing it!

  3. You inspired me! I just signed up for a 6 week Roller Derby Boot camp starting in November!!! Yay for me!

  4. YAY! Shanny! I'm glad you were inspired! Enjoy your roller Derby!


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