Cracking into a fresh planner is like my second Christmas. Love it. I’m bullet journaling this year which has me even more obsessed and hyped-up for the year ahead of us. We all know better but right now, the coming months have only been shaped by possibility and it’s like an annual holiday to dream. Loved ones: no matter where you are or what you’re up to, I’m glad you’re part of my life. I’m here for you and I believe in you. Cheers!
(My goals as a 30-something adult could easily be mistaken for those of a kawaii teenager. Totally cool with that.)
Learn to Sew on a Sewing Machine: Any valuable skills learned through Girl Scouts and Home Ec class have faded to irrelevance. Big ambitions for modified thrift finds, wild dresses, and quilts.
Volunteer: We dipped our toe into volunteering by fostering kittens and running food on Thanksgiving. I’m ready to make time and commit to something more. My mom’s been volunteering long-term in India and while I lack her skill-set (healthcare), she stands as an inspiration. No idea what to do but my town has plenty of amazing opportunities.
Practice Piano 3x a Week: Took lessons as a kid and hated it. Ready to give it another shot now.
Desert Road Trip: Dean and I are visiting my favorite Phoenician, Ted, in a few weeks! We’re also planning to hike part-way down the Grand Canyon and explore some interesting spots in the area. Can’t wait to see this alien landscape in real life.
Pasaquan: Its psychedelic colors have been fully restored and I’ve still never been.
Learn Rudimentary Spanish: My most difficult goal for sure as my tone-deaf mispronunciation is near-offensive. It’s a high priority though and Dean’s learning too.
Tag Time at the Tracks: *Hypothetically* I’ll be tagging some cool shit at the tracks. *Hypothetically, police friends, hypothetically*
Inktober: Attempting this challenge alongside my partner-in-crime, Erin.
Blog More: Still wanna document everything. Gotta be less lazy about it.
Re-read the Hernandez brothers’ Love & Rockets: My all-time favorite comic book series, yet there are still some bits I haven’t read. Taking it all in from the top.
Write a Rap Song: “My name is Steph and I’m here to say…” Just kidding. But, um, not kidding?
Watch Star Trek: Dean and I started watching the original series with Natalie and Eli last year. How the heck have we never seen this?! Exploring strange new worlds of sixties futurism. And hopefully Next Generation after that.
Paint the House Pink, Magic Mosaic Patio, Plan Dream Yard: The exterior of our house, the patio, and the yard are in terrible disrepair. Here’s hoping I can invoke the spirit of Howard Finster and make something beautiful.
Athens Music: Mostly, I feel like a butt for living here and not knowing a ton about the music scene.
TMI Zine Trio: I’m making itty-bitty diary comics about my dad, my erstwhile best friend, and my body’s continued grossness (still havin’ issues). I figured putting these issues out there in a tiny way, softened with bad jokes, would help me cope. Yes, they’ll be free for trade.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce