I never write here. I want to, but then another day goes by and nothing fills the pages of this poor neglected blog. We are in the process of a website, blog and facebook overhaul. It should be done soon. I am hoping that will motivate me to post more. So much is going on right now. A new home, a new studio and lots of projects. The house and studio are being demoed as we speak. Walls coming down and new walls going back up. Every surface needs to be updated. It is an undertaking, but we have time. Lots of time. It will all get done. I want to share with you our first snow in our new house.
I am the world’s worst blogger, but I have been working like crazy this summer. Filling my summer with the most amazing clients. I am on vacation with the man and his family for the week. I can not wait to just sit by the lake for a few days. I leave you with an image from this evening hanging out on the dock with the man and his niece.
I started reading Soul Singing Liv a few months ago, she recently did a self portrait contest put on by The Paper Mama. As soon as I read their posts I knew I wanted to join in. Basically you are to take a self portrait, share some facts, and basically embrace yourself. I need to be better at taking pictures of myself. I am rarely in them, I always say I will be in more pictures and then I am not. So here is my self portrait and some fun facts. Obsessing over… My health and my finances. I need to be better at both. I don’t need to be thin, but I need to be healthy. Healthy physically and financially. I am getting there, but definitely something I am obsessing over right now. Working on… My new website, blog, marketing, and portfolio. It is getting there, slowly but surely. Thinking about… My bed, looking forward to curling up in my bed enjoying the beautiful snow outside my window. Anticipating… Spending a week in Florida with the 6 pack aka my nieces and nephews. Listening to… Alcatraz on Hulu. I am thinking of canceling my cable and just going with Hulu for my home entertainment needs. Eating… Currently drinking blueberry green tea. I am trying to drink more tea, less coffee. I could use a little more water in my day as well. I am good about my water intake, but definitely could be better. Wishing… Nothing currently. I am really happy in my life.
One year and a few days ago I had my last Diet Coke. I decided I needed to post this here as well. On August 12th it was 1 full year, 365 days since my last diet coke. That is a huge accomplishment as I was drinking at least 12 a day. Not 12 cans but 12 – 20oz bottles. So I calculated how much I would have saved in the year and am almost embarrassed to admit that it was over $6,000.00. Yes $6,000.00. So this year I plan to put that money away and do something good for myself in a year. I also decided that since I made it a year I need to work on another thing I shouldn’t put in my body and that is Gluten. So here goes nothing. I am going Gluten Free, like I should have done years ago. Heck I did it growing up, but I need to do it again. I gave it up a few years ago, but never go more than a month, so now I am planning on going full force gluten free and seeing how long I can do it. I feel so much better when I don’t eat it. So now comes the will power of eating Gluten Free.
I am going to do it. I am going to try my best to document 2011 in pictures. They always won’t be self portraits, but I am going to try really hard to take at least 1 picture of myself a week and the other 6 days to just take a picture. Today I went out with some friends for Sunday Funday. I don’t look like I am having fun but I assure you I had a blast. My camera is heavy to hold out and try and take a self portrait. Hence my fierce concentration. I just ordered myself a remote tonight.