Look, a bandwagon

And it actually has a band in it! …no? Lame joke not accepted? Just got hit by a tomato… oh… yes.

Since my last post I’ve been busying myself with quite a few things, the first of which is my 101 in 1001 list. For those who aren’t familiar with the idea, it’s basically a project where you write 101 specific goals and attempt to complete them in 1001 days. You can find out more about it on DayZeroProject.com, but in the meantime you can see my list. You might have seen quite a few other bloggers referencing their list as well. I personally debated against the idea for a full three years – since 2008. In 2008, I began writing a list with the help of my boyfriend James, only to realise that many of the things I wanted to complete were definitely not going to be achievable in 1001 days. Had I made a list back then, I can see myself having failed most of it now.

I decided to jump on the bandwagon this time around because I definitely feel like I’m mature and at that age where my passion has hit a peak. Having just completed a university degree and in a good state of mind, I spent a whole afternoon and evening compiling a list. I like a good challenge, but it was still hard compiling a list.

Since I have still been doing my Monthly Goals over at glassfields.net, I may cease them from the beginning of 2012 so that I can focus on my 101 in 1001 list. I’ll be updating you guys regularly on my goals as I move along. 🙂

I spent a lot of time revamping my portfolio, which I’m very proud of. I wanted to use the colour red and ended up having a bit of blue and light peach colour there. It shall be more impressive to prospective employers now, hopefully.

I’ve been looking for jobs for the summer. I won’t have classes until late February which means I’m sitting around not doing much (or just sitting at home watching Futurama and YouTube and reading blogs and being flat out lazy) for three months. Last summer I didn’t have a job, but the summer before that, I had a temporary role. I hope that this summer I’ll be pretty busy, but only busy enough so I won’t be bored. I will admit that I don’t want to spend days warped at the computer. I’d like to balance my days with work, home, and going out and hanging out with some friends. I’m not really a social person and I don’t go out very much, so I think that’s something I’d like to change. Also because I love travelling to regional areas of the state and I miss doing that with James! 😍

To wrap this post up, I’d also like to mention that I’m trying very hard not to swear/cuss anymore, as per one of my goals to not swear/cuss for a month. I’ve noticed that my vulgar tongue is really not very appealing. Lately I’ve felt like I need to rinse my mouth out every time I use too many instances of the “f word”, almost as if it’s a bit awkward to use the word.

Yesterday it was difficult; I swore a couple of times when I was playing a game and I lost. It just slipped. I never used to have a problem with my own swearing, but I think many of my friends will agree that I do it far too much, far too casually, and as a result I believe I’ve worn myself out of it and become sick of it myself.

Thirty days straight is going to be very difficult though. I think that I’m going to just stop using so many nasty words altogether. That way, eventually, in many months time, I’ll be pretty clean. But hey, I mean, they say it takes about a month to break a habit. I’ve found that true of my sleeping patterns and addiction to junk food. The bad thing is that if it takes a month to break one, it’s a month to make one. So in a month you could just bring back an old habit of spending money, not exercising, eating toenails, scratching your bottom, what have you. 😆

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