Saturday, January 30, 2010

Justin Hackworth

We made it onto Justin Hackworth's blog. Right on. I guess that's what you get for doing a photo session with him.

I don't think i look great in all the pictures. At least the ones he posted - we'll see what else he's got tomorrow when we go take a visit.

He's great!

Here's what I felt like I got from the experience of working with him:
*Photography Insight
*A Potentially Beneficial Relationship
*QUALITY treatment (I mean, seriously guys - water bottles with each visit!)
*Enthusiasm! I want to take pictures. I want to intern with him. I want to pursue this - the way Justin does it makes me believe it's possible!!

If only I wasn't in school. Perhaps I should start a countdown. Let me go check:

Got it! The 22nd of April, 2011. That's SO almost just a year away.

An exact 445 days to be exact!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Black is the Color of my True Love's Glasses

Purchased these today.

CANNOT WAIT ten days for them to get here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I wish

I had time to exercise and cook and do all the crafty things i want to do. Sigh.

One of these days I'll get there.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Woo hoo! Ze Bridals are Here!

I got my bridal pictures taken by Jessica Peterson. She's pretty fabulous and terribly professional:

Hire her.

Friday, January 22, 2010

There are

things i don't think i'm particularly good at. Don't get me wrong - i don't mean this in a seriously self-demeaning way. I just mean it in the, i suppose i fall into the "average" category when it comes to this and that and the other thing. Thus, I'm not particularly good at it.

These things include:

(and don't give me any of those "No WAY! You ROCK at this and that." I'm not looking for encouragement or compliments. I've found that within myself. You see, that's why I'm writing this blog. Bear with me.)

Athletics (in general)
Pioneering "Fashion"
Making New Ideas

But sometimes i feel empowered. You see, i had a voice lesson today. YES! I'm taking voice lessons (finally.) She asked me what my "final goal" is for taking lessons. I didn't quite know what to say, but eventually my brain puked out some sort of insightful answer. I told her that my end goal wasn't to be able to sing "Don't Rain on My Parade," or "Defying Gravity." My end goal wasn't to make it to the big time. I just told her that I want control. I want control over my voice so that I COULD sing whatever i wanted, however i wanted and when i want. And so i feel confident about it as opposed to the NOT confident i currently feel.

It felt good to want that.

Lesson #1 - Assertive is good.

She told me that i'll be able to progress a lot if i worked at it. She also said I have a beautiful voice. I'm not trying to sing my own praises! No, i just am saying that maybe i'm wrong. It entered my mind that i could have something good - if i work at it.

Lesson #2 - Voice may not be so bad after all! (at the end of the semester).


So this got me thinking about the other things i don't feel so confident about. Maybe i can feel better about them - like my fleeting moment of acceptance with my voice today. I suppose that sometimes when I exercise, i feel like i've got it down and i'm strong! I suppose sometimes i feel like i've written a cleverly worded blog. I'm buying new glasses soon that DON'T look like every other pair. And I'm resolving to blog more, exercise more, sing more, EVERYTHING more so i can be better! And by better i mean confident. And by confident i mean "to have control."

So - I suppose i can do things that i'm not particularly good at in my own particular way and, thus, be particularly good at it!

I guess it's something to think about, right?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I've been planning on doing this for months! Just had to get thru the wedding so I could have me a classy up-do!...but now I'm scared. Convince me that something like the below pictures would be a good move (minus the choppy bangs. Ew!) Thoughts?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I got


And, funny thing is, when you do that whole "follow through" thing with major life decisions that you know are right and good it all works out and huzzah huzzah I'M SO HAPPY!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Today my life is like:

Big Fish.

I'll tell you.

"I just get so hungry!"
It's true.
I've been feeling this way all week.
Mostly for knowledge.
My upper-level classes are, finally, stimulating.

My life is a circus.
That cannot be denied.

I'm 1 1/2 years away from graduation.
The end is in sight!
And let me tell you - I'm on to bigger and better things.

I'm not ready to give up my shoes yet.
Too much to do and too many things to see.

But in 8 days I'll have this.
And i couldn't be happier.