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. 


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

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

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

  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!

  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

  6. good for you! nice progress :)

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


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