What is this blog??
I always have a to-do list.
I know- that sounds like something lame you say in a job interview when your self-confidence is so low that your pitch is literally just that you're a decent employee. In all honesty, though, on any given day I'm thinking of at least a dozen projects that I sincerely want to work on. I would optimistically call it a voracious appetite for learning and accomplishment, but it's also honestly been stress-inducing and paralyzing because I never have the time or energy to put a significant dent in that list. However, I'm working on making my goals more realistic, and one of the ways that I'm hoping to do that (while also showcasing the cool things that come out of it, because self-promotion) is writing out the list and trying to commit to at least starting one item on the list each month. I have a few different categories of projects, and depending on what they are I may be able to do more than one each month, but I want to try to cap it at roughly three projects.
So below, I will keep my list(s) of projects I want to do, and post a new blog at least once a month to share my progress on them. Enjoy (or don't; that's your prerogative).
Finish designing personal website
Once I do that... transcribe it to original code & get it off Wix
Improve Adobe InDesign skills
Improve Adobe AfterEffects skills
Learn Adobe Illustrator
Improve understanding of digital analytics
Get back to intermediate fluency in Spanish
Finish learning German basics
Learn basic Russian
Refresh Czech basics
Apprentice with a professional photographer
Apprentice with a professional videographer/filmmaker
Execute a fine art photography shoot
Document a current event -or- do a photojournalistic essay
Create one of my visual poetry in motion concepts
Make a music video
Start up either photography blogs or vlogs again
Finish Oreo's flying lead change
Go to Dressage Regionals with Oreo (for Training Level and/or First Level)
Saddleseat: take a few lessons, ride a real saddle horse
Equitation over Fences: refresh
Reining: take a few lessons, ride a real reining horse
Speed: take a few lessons, ride a real speed horse
Compete in at least 1 discipline out of saddleseat, equitation over fences, reining, and speed
Go fox hunting/pacing
Go on an endurance ride