This year instead of a New Years resolution, I decided to come up with a list of primarily simple goals I'd like to accomplish before the year is out. Here they are.
25 things I will accomplish this year
- Take a Yoga Class at the gym
- Learn to swim
- Bake Petit Fours
- Learn how to use fondant/Modeling Chocolate
- Submit a film into a film festival
- Learn to knit
- Do cornrows in someones hair
- Shop at the local farmers market
- Audition for a musical
- Have a lemonade stand
- Do something crazy (or just very different) with my hair
- Paint a set of 8 dishes at Hands On Ceramics
- Go to Arkansas
- Bowl a 200 (real bowling, not on the Wii)
- Learn to sew
- Sew a dress for Lilly
- Shop and eat at more local places I’ve never been to
- Ride a horse and not be scared (and not fall off and suffer a fatal head injury… no, stop it, Sara, I said I wouldn’t be scared!)
- Take a craft or cake decorating class
- Take a cooking class
- Try Sushi
- Ride my Bike to work
- Plan a big surprise for someone!
- Tie Dye some stuff
- Make pop rocks cupcakes
So far, of this list, I have accomplished 3 of my goals! The first being number 5. "Submit A Film Into A Film Festival". I made a short film for the True/False Film Festival's "Gimme Truth" competition about a fictional musical chairs team. Not only did I submit, but my film got in and I won second place in the competition! Each film is a 2-minute-or-less profile of a Missourian that is 100% true or 100% false. Then there are three judges who guess if your submission is true or false.
The next goal I accomplished is 9. "Audition For A Musical". I auditioned for a local production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". I actually got a callback! I am so proud of myself for just getting up there and doing it. I was SO nervous, but I just told myself that not doing it was not an option. I didn't get the part, but I am not even the least bit disappointed. I was by far the least experienced one there. The dance part of the audition was a nightmare! I was terrible!!! I was not doing the same thing as everyone else, I couldn't keep up and I even made up stuff that wasn't part of the routine as I went because I couldn't do the steps the choreographer had showed us. I just kept on going with a smile on my face. When the director called to let me know I hadn't gotten the part, she said the choreographer thought I did a wonderful job in the dance audition. I asked her if she was sure she had the right person.
The third goal I have "accomplished" is number 11. "Do Something Crazy (Or Very Different) With My Hair". I got bangs and highlights. Definitely different, but not so crazy.
Tonight I accomplish number 4. "Learn How To Use Fondant/Modeling Chocolate" by learning how to make and decorate cupcakes with modeling chocolate. I will learn fondant at a later date, so I guess it will only be half accomplished. I'll post pics.
Above is the short film from the T/F film Festival's Gimme Truth competition which I made with the help of Matt Davis, Ben Poland, Logan Lemmon, Andy Neitzert, Jan Neitzert, Val Davis, Monica Senecal, Rob Bartel, Elaine Martin, and Gabe Senecal.