Friday, May 31, 2013

My year of accomplishments

I'm totally not tooting my horn in this post, so I hope that doesn't come across, but I decided this year I was going to do things, rather than just make lists. Which, by the way, I am really good at making lists. One of my ongoing lists, is a list of things I want to do/accomplish/make, etc. This isn't just a board on pinterest for me, it is a physical list of things that I want to do in my life. And so far I have accomplished 3 of them. It really feels so good- to finally be able to say that I did these things than keep saying in my head "I really want to do this someday." Most of you probably don't care, and that's fine, I'm more writing this as a journal entry. The first one- I owe the responsibility to my sister Melissa, but I finally ran a 5k- yikes, I really hate running without a purpose (purpose being a long jump pit or pole vaulting mats at the end.) Second- I finally donated my hair. I've been wanting to do it for almost 10 years now, and I would try to grow it out, but kept getting tired of dealing with long hair, so I'd chop it off. But I did it! Cut off 9 and a half inches and donated it to Pantene Pro-V's Beautiful Lengths program. I didn't take a before and after shot, but here are the pictures that I last took that shows my length and now how short it is.Third, we have planted our very own garden, we tried this once with James' sister and it didn't work out- nothing grew, but until now we haven't had a yard of our own- last year I grew tomato plants out of planters, but we have 5 tomato plants this year that are all producing, 2 strawberry plants- with berries on them, a pepper plant that is blooming, some squash and cucumber plants that are all sprouting, and some green onions and carrots that are shooting up. And it feels so good to be producing a significant portion of the fruits and veggies we eat! Lastly, I am working on quilts for Emma and Lucy, I hesitate to mention this because it will take me a long time to get it done, but everything is cut up, I just need to start sewing it together. Eek! It feels so good to be a doer- a runner, a philanthropist, a gardener, and a seamstress (granted, I know I am taking all of these terms and applying them much too liberally on myself) there is just such a unique special feeling from doing rather than just thinking/planning.


Marin said...

ERIN THat iS AWESOME!!! Way to get all those things done!! It does feel sooo good growing things and sewing things!! Those are my two passions!! Can't wait to see the quilts!

I am hoping to make it too with long hair to donate!! I am so going to die this summer with long hair but i am hoping one more year and then CHOP!!! Loved the post! Way to GO!!! That is just so AWESOME with all that you accomplished and being a MOMMY of TWO!

Elisabeth said...

You're amazing! I say go ahead and toot your own horn! I think far too often we don't give ourselves credit for the our accomplishments. Sounds like things are going well for you guys. We miss you! Hopefully we'll make it out your way sometime soon!
In the mean time, keep going with those lists and good luck with the quilts :-)