Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

This is where my creative, fun time comes into play.

This is where I am spending all my time lately.

Notice the difference between the computers?

One is sexy.

One is not.

PCs are just not sexy. Sorry PC people. I love my little netbook and love taking it about with me and love that I can have the damn thing in the study dining room while studying.

But the office with my Mac calls to me when I'm out in the dining room studying. It wants me to begin projects.

I could start shooting videos and edit them. It's easy with my Mac.

I should really get a better camera and do cool photo manipulation in PhotoShop. My blog would be fantastic with different visuals.

Now I'm thinking of all these things I could be doing. Things I would do if I had time.

I really need to design the space in our bedroom. Wouldn't it be cool to redo the wall of windows with . . . blah blah blah.

I could make those drops for the wii space. I bought the fabric, I could hang it from the . . . blah blah blah.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Now that I can't I really want to! Ha!

< /whining>

School is kicking my butt peeps. I am finding out much about myself.
  1. I will do every little, mundane, unimportant, can-wait-till-later task that I can find before settling down to actually do my homework.
  2. My homework takes me an inordinate amount of time. I have to be methodical! My biggest fear is it will all slide out of my brain and I'll lose it in the Minnesota black slush (ugly time of year peeps).
  3. I'm enjoying the studying part in spite of my bitchin'.
  4. Class makes my brain become mush. The minute any of my instructors begin speaking it sounds like Latin. I just read the crap in my text and it made sense. Why not now?
  5. Number four leads to number five. I am visual. BIG FREAKIN' SURPRISE yes? I have just discovered why I have struggled with school when I was younger.
  6. I am a nimrod.
Notice the picture of Staging Your Comeback? I have not forgotten it. I will be cracking the spine of that book more regularly now as well.

Meanwhile:
  • I am thankful that I have a brain
  • I am thankful it still works (I had major doubts)
  • I am thankful I am married to a CPA so when I am so mired in numbers he can help me sort them out
  • I am thankful no one is sitting behind me pondering my need for a root touchup. (cuz we all know my hair is PERFECT. Ha!)
What are you guys doing during this winter season to stage your comeback? What is your wrecking ball? What new passion is keeping you up too late at night?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learning to embrace and overcome setbacks. They're inevitable. Shit happens. That's called "life."

Improving upon my attitude and learning how to chillax without guilt.

That is where my focus is...where it HAS been.

:)

T

Tail-Kinker said...

I too also do the stuff in #1 when it comes time to dig in & get my homework/studying in.

I'll even do tasks I normally loathe (like dishes, laundry, etc) before I'll make myself sit down and get to it.

However, I find that once I'm actually doing my homework or studying, I tend to want to stay doing it until it's done or I have to stop to sleep or whatever.

My comeback results from discovering that the scientific theory "an object in motion remains in motion, an object at rest remains at rest, unless acted upon by an outside force" applies very directly to me.

If I get home from work or school and stay IN MOTION, I can get amazing amounts done. I tend to stay in motion and wander about the house, finding things that need to be done that in turn lead me nearby other things that need to be done...and so on, until I realize I have gotten a lot accomplished!

Conversely, if I get home and say to myself, "Well, I'll just have a bag of popcorn & watch TV and THEN get going on the stuff I need to do..." well, I tend to stay at rest on the couch for the remainder of the night.

So MY comeback involves keeping myself "in motion" as much as possible.

Deborah said...

Darling little tailkinker - you sound so much like me for some reason! ;)

Deborah said...

. . . and, I have to say, T has it going on!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I lost my train of thought with the mere mention of School!!! (but I do love my MAC, I just need a new one... AND one that I do NOT have to share!)

R. Jacob said...

I love the lighting and how nicely staged each picture is showing a different feeling of each work area. I also see your follower list is growing. Good job!