Monday, February 1, 2010

one down! 21 to go.

 a bit of an update - as january ends - i've made some progress with my goals.
i haven't worked on everything by any means - some of them just aren't possible while living in France.  but! i have made steps with a few:
learn french well enough to have an entire conversation with my grandma & apply for bilingual jobs
i'm trying to work on this day by day.  and have been taking classes on monday evenings. 
but i need to try to practice more.  i've been here 4 months now, and my french is not as great as i would have liked.  but everyone i hang out with speaks english.  i am going to read more, have bought some kids books - 7 years old is my level - lol.
master the use of photographic flash
i am still a long way from becoming a master - but i've been reading the strobist and am learning...
and i tried one technique for the first time with nina 
long hair again for a bit - be good at more than 1 style, ha ha
this is an easy work in progress.  i'm almost at shoulder length.  just need to resist the temptation to go back to my fun little bob.
  portfolio building preplanned photoshoots
i have some plans in the works for these.  i'm enlisting the help of my friends here as models  - and i've recently met with 2 girls who are studying costume design! 
the gears are turning.
make a facebook fan page and a website for my photography
i have begun creating a wix based website - does anyone use wix?
i attempted to load photos to facebook last week but their upload system is the worst.
will try that one on a more patient day.
learn to appreciate wine or at least like it a little
getting better at this one.  i can actually say that i like rose/blush, don't mind white
& as for reds, pinot noir is the best.
discover 12 new musicians to love
my new love for january - jully black.  i had known a couple of her singles before, but she's got me hooked now.  such a positive message throughout her new album. 
blog everyday for 10 days straight
whoo hoo! this is day 10!
one thing officially completed.  it may not seem like a big deal, but i wanted to do it to develop the habit of blogging.  i used to post once a month.  this was a bit much for me to do on a regular basis, but i think i can at least keep up with once every 2 or 3 days. 

8 comments:

  1. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great week!!!

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  2. Never heard of wix, but good luck. The photos are rally nice. I'm looking into the strobist right this second.

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  3. Love the white coat against the purple in the background- very cool!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my page and commenting. Way to go on all your goals! I know how challenging it can be. I'm super-impressed that you blogged for ten days straight; I can hardly do two. Best of luck on the future. Your photos look great!

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  5. Isn't it wonderful when you can check some things off your "to do" list? SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

    Goodbye to a Great Kitty Cat

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  6. good for you! nice progress :)

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  7. Yay for accomplishing one thing. My resolutions are going sort of slow. February will be better.

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