Thursday, July 8, 2010

As a 25 year old it is that time in my life when I need a direction, a way to focus all of my talents and energies. Both a blessing and a curse, God gave me a desire to be talented at a lot of things. I've taken and taught dance lessons of all forms (tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and drill team.) I'm a jazz singer, an actress, and a burlesque dancer. I am now a florist with my own business. I have a French major from the University of San Diego, and I am one semester away from a degree in theatre from St. Edward's University. I've taken graphic design, photography, and fashion design. I've been a costume designer, a 1940's-50's pinup model, as well as a seamstress. On top of all of this I am in love with all things literate - reading, writing, analyzing. I strive to be a perfect housewife, hostess, cook, baker, and crafter. While I am proud of myself -and while I recognize it is a beautiful thing to have the drive to do all of these things- being a perfectionist makes life somewhat exhausting. That doesn't mean I plan on giving up my perfectionist ways, as that would be neither productive nor possible. So how does a gal like me turn these passions into careers, or into one successful machine that will enable me to love what I do for the rest of my life? It is blatantly apparent to me that I need to do several things a day, done in an organized but enjoyable fashion. So I am reshaping this blog to be the medium with which I intend to romanticize my tasks ahead. I figure this way I will be able to see what I will have accomplished no matter the outcome of my year's efforts. So the purpose of this blog for a year will be to keep me focused. I owe it to myself to be able to write, post, elaborate on what I have accomplished in a day. It's not a matter of showing off; it's a matter of showing myself the accomplishments of which I am capable. In this pursuit I will not only work off of my extensive to-do list, but will refer to Martha Stewart, Real Simple, and Sarah Ban Breathnach (author of, "Simple Abundance,") as well as my favorite blogs for guidance.
My Career Goals:
1. Open up a shop for Gardenia; become a go-to florist in Austin, known for elegant floral design.

2. Succeed as a performer. Get on that stage and be on it regularly! That means in the realm of jazz and burlesque. Really define myself as a performer so that I have an audience.

3. Write an entry for my book daily. This will put me that much closer to finding a publisher.

My Mental/Life/Soul Goals:

1. Slowly let the guard down that I've subconsciously put up in this past year and half. Being a perfectionist doesn't mean I can't let people in.

2. Continue to have a beautiful and happy marriage, family, and home. That requires taking better care of myself, my husband, my family, my friends, my puppy, and my abode. Time to romanticize everything!


  1. It's about doing one great thing a day. Take things a day at a time, but feel satisfied.