Today was the day that I had slated for finishing all my papers about my Spain and France trip. Lucky for me when I woke up at ten this morning, I discovered it was a terribly icky, rainy day. That meant that there would be not temptation whatsoever to go and run around and not do my work.
So I did my work...and after eight hours of good, hard work with only one long break: I'M DONE!!!!!!
And at an estimated sixty pages total, my assignments are all printed off and ready to be delivered to Ms. Webb, my dear art teacher, who will be grading them all for me while I galavant about in Chicago. This is a huge sigh of relief.
Now all that's left to do is clean the house. Ugggggggg cleaning.
But today was a very productive "staying-inside-today" day. I got my papers done and updated the shop (thanks to the hat-modeling talent of Tara, which you see above). What a good girl I am! Now, if only there were some ice cream in this household with which to celebrate my goodness. But alas, we are ice cream deprived.
Good night everybody!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Five days. Five days left until I take off again, this time for Chicago. Okay, so I suppose it's not quite as far from home as Spain and Frace were...but I'm leaving again and this time it's even bigger to me. Yes, I loved Europe. It was wonderful and amazing in every way. I learned more than I thought possible, but this trip is a little longer and a lot more future oriented. I'm going to be learning the trade that I intend to use to make my career.
Really really scary.
I'm going to be doing the things I've been doing my whole life but this time, I'll be doing them with the intention to learn how to be perfect at them. I'm going to a school specifically for art and I'm going to learn how my heros and role models do what they do. This is not summer camp, this is HUGE to me. This is the first step on my path to where I want to go in life. I want to run my business, and make it soar. I want to spend the rest of my life doing terribly crafty, creative things that challenge me and keep my brain working until my body finally falls to pieces. Even then, I hope there's a hook in my hand and some yarn by my side.
Haha, I can just see it.
In other news, my mother is awesome. Yesterday I had to go and get all my supplies for School of the Art Institiute and let me tell you...my piggy bank is in no shape to do that.
So, Bubba, if you are reading this, thank you again for making this happen for me. I only hope that someday when my kids come up to me and say they want to chase their dreams and it requires a LOT of my money that I am able to smile, congradulate them on taking innitiative, and help them get where they need to go. How do you do it? Really, Bubs, I don't say it enough. You amaze me. It's moment's like this that make me realize it even more.
In other news, I'm almost done with the course work that accompanied my trip to Spain and France. I am the only student on the trip that is doing the work and let me tell you, I'm really glad that I'm doing all this. Sure I'm sacrificing my summer lazy time, but I'm learning so much more than if I had just gone on the trip.
And on the other hand, once I'm done with the work there will be so much time to do stuff!! Like...crochet.
I've been typing papers all day. I think I'll take a break for a bit.
Hope you all are having fabulous weeks.