so how’s you? taking care of yourself? your hair looks nice (i assume. i mean, if you’re here so you MUST have fabulous style)! i’m good – quite busy with many fingers in many pies (no actual pies though, unfortunately). let me tell you what i’ve been working on:
i’m really excited to be part of the drawn from fashion exhibition organized by leeloo. the show consists of artworks by a whole bunch of talented people (including me and my tremendously talented talent) inspired by l’oreal melbourne fashion festival runway events and is run alongside the finders keepers market. i can’t reveal too much more right now, (i know, what a tease!) but soon my pretties, soon. the piece i’m working on has been lots of fun and i couldn’t have picked a better designer to be inspired by. squee!
aside from that i have some top secret business going on. mysterious!
caution: fun times ahead.
and on the personal front i’ve been plotting and planning my ’30 before 30′ list. i know the life list thing is perhaps a bit of a blog cliche but bear with me on this:
- i love lists
- i’m not the best self motivator
- i’ve never been one to set life goals. i do things one day at a time mostly.
- if i don’t do some things before i turn 30, will i ever do those things?
- i don’t want to die at the age of 31 of a massive vintage floral overdose with no fun stories to tell.
- both my parents died youngish – for all i know, 30 could be my middle age too!
some of those reasons are pretty grim, but as i said i’m not so much into the big picture and for all i know the next 30 years will be a downhill slide and BAM! i wake up one day at the age of 58 having taken one day at a time and made no space for harebrained schemes! so i have a list of things to do. some things are boring but they are things that need doing (learn to drive, get my wisdom teeth out). and then some things are silly, and really i just want an excuse to do those things (have a ‘wind in the willows’ picnic, throw the most lavish dinner party i can muster).
the other things on my list are crazy and probably won’t get checked off, but if they’re on the list then perhaps the opportunities will arise, doors will open, lotteries will be won, and the universe will oblige (wink, wink, nudge, nudge universe, old buddy, old paaaal).
remember how i really wanted that vintage dress from the old sears catalogue book? and then i found it? this is precisely my point. identify the things you want and perhaps they’ll come to you? someone tell oprah! oh i think i’m late on this bandwagon too.. anyway i’ve embraced my list and started on a few things: i’ve already taken steps toward learning to drive, i’ve booked a trip to tokyo, and i’m actively working towards some of the others (not the wisdom teeth though. scared. please come with me and hold my hand).
fire up your cutest pens and paper
do you have a life list? what are your crazy wishes, hopes and dreams? if you’re thinking of starting one, i say make it a ceremony: get some special paper, write it nicely and keep it in your purse so you can look at it often. riding on the bus? get that sucker out and contemplate how you can make these things realities. life is short, and you never know whats lurking around the corner – that bus might get slurped up by a giant squid for all you know – so it’s your job to make your own life precisely what you think it should be. and in between the 9-5 and the drudgery we all have to get through, have some fun, ok?