Sunday, July 22, 2012

July Challenge Update

I've haven't really worked the challenge since I re-started it, BUT I have completed some goals without even trying! Here they are:

014. Get a pedicure COMPLETED! 06/29/12
I got my first pedi with my bestie. And she actually treated me! Next time I should treat her so I can cross off  #15. We went to a place at Northgate Mall called Magic Nails. I would highly recommend to NOT go there to get your nails done. They do a rush job and not a good quality. The prices are cheap - but it goes hand in hand with the quality. I would rather spend a few extra bucks and go elsewhere.

042. Visit 3 new states [1/3]
In June, I went on a roadtrip to Vegas and then went on a family vacation to Texas. Technically I've been to both Nevada and Texas before (when I was a kid) so I won't count those as new states. But during my roadtrip I did drive through (and stop a couple times) in Idaho. So I will count that as a new state! I even mailed myself a postcard from there so it must count right? Which brings me to my next one..

057. Go on a roadtrip - at least 500 miles total COMPLETED! 06/08/12
I went on a LONG roadtrip to Vegas! About 2400 miles and 22 (yes, 22!) hours each way. I was definitely tired by the time I got back home. And I drove the whole way, by myself, and without stopping, except for gas. CRAZY idea, right? I have learned my lesson. For my next Vegas trip I will be sharing the driving with someone else and going to stay there longer to ensure enough rest for the way back.

060. Visit cousins from the Bell/Crum family COMPLETED! 06/15/12
I actually visited both of them. My cousin (Crum family) had a baby boy (her first!) and the Bell family came down to visit as well. I traveled with my aunt (the new great-grandma) and visited the families in Texas. The Bell family came from Tennessee so it was pretty nice to see both families since I haven't seen any of them since 2009!

So, that's it for now. I didn't really have much to update this time around (even though its been a few months!) but I promise more for next time. I might write some posts later on with more details and photos of my trips from June. For now, just enjoy these pictures that I've included.

I also have to note that these photos are taken with my Android. Please excuse the semi-poor quality of the photos. I'd say the quality is good as far as phones go, but in general, still not great.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Beginning

It's the middle of June. And things are starting to change for me. I'm one step closer to FINALLY moving to Seattle. I applied for an apartment today. All that's left is for them to verify my rental history and income. I hope I get it! :]

As for my artistic self, I haven't really done much. I've been traveling a lot, whether to Seattle or to different states, and frankly, I'm exhausted. My room is always a mess. When I get home I either have to go straight to work or straight to sleep. I hardly have time anymore for "me" time. That really should change. Before I had SO MUCH time on my hands that I didn't know what to do with it. Now, I don't have any.

So, I'm going to try and make commitments to myself and to my blog. Here are things I want to try:
  • Write a blog post at least once a week
  • Actually complete goals from my 101 list
  • Live life with the "YOLO" motto
  • Gain more blog followers
  • Work on my artistic income
Sounds good for now. Hopefully I will see you next week! :]