Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hair Hair Hair

Today I tried a new Hair Tutorial from Cup of Jo.  It is the Sleek Parted Ponytail

I don't like it as much as I did yesterday's hair but I'll have to try it again when I can really brush and smooth.  I think I have way more hair than the woman in the tutorial which really gets in the way of my styles!

I had another business idea, something I can do on Etsy.  I have some pricing I need to do but I think it would be fun and lucrative.  What better combination could I ask for?  I'm just looking for something fun I can do to make a little extra cash. 

Last night I did squats and calf raises in front of the TV.  I had this going as a daily ritual but haven't done it for about a week now.  It felt good to do it again.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Goals Bulleted

I have been working on my super secret project although not as much as I would like.  My schedule has been off and will be for another week but after that I will get back into my routine.  I still plan to work on it as much as I can just to feel like I am making some progress.

I have a couple of other projects in mind and I made attempts last week to get them started.  It felt so good to make some progress on things that I have had on my mind for some time.  Below is a breakdown of my ideas and where I am at:

  • App - I have a couple of good ideas for phone apps. I sent an email to a developer to see if they had an interest in working on them with me.
  • Masters - I found a great program that I am really interested in and it is something I can do without moving and while working.  I started an application!  Here is a link to the program: Case Western Master in Positive Organizational Development.  I was told by a professor that they have the oldest and most respected program in the country.  Yay!
  • Super Secret Project - I don't know why I am feeling the need to be secret on this but I got a bunch of work done and thought through a lot on this.
  • My Own Business - I have an idea that I really like and I gave it some thought and talked through the numbers with my husband.  Might just be a fun project at first and we'll see where it goes.
It's obvious that I am full of ideas.  I figure I work on each of them and see what sticks!  I have so many interests sometimes it's hard to narrow them down and make a decision.  For now it's fun!
In other news, I became inspired today by one of my favorite blogs to turn my boring ponytail into a super-cute french pony!  Here is a link and a pic!
Cute Ponytail Twist!
Looking at this pic makes me realize my office is a little drab.  I want to spice it up!  More to come on that.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Super Secret Project

(Credit, iStockphoto)

I have a creative project I want to work on and it scares the heck out of me!  Which is my first clue that it's something I should pursue, right?  I want to do things that scare me.  My goal is to work on it for at least an hour a day.  I am posting it here so that I will be accountable and it will push me to follow through. 

I figure the more uncomfortable I am, the more progress I will make.

The thing that scares me the most about this project is that I have to reach out to people I don't know and ask for them to share information about themselves with me.  What reason would they have to do this besides the fact that I am asking?  And then if I don't keep going and turn this into something, they might be disappointed.  So, in a way, reaching out makes it more real, gives it some gravity, and scares the heck out of me!

What if I can't follow through...

I will post regular status updates on how I am doing and the level of scary I was able to reach. 

Have you ever done anything that just scared the heck out of you?  How did it turn out?  Were you glad you did it?