Hi, my name is Thinkie, welcome to my blog!
I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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I live, I love, I create, I capture, I learn, I enjoy.
Update 28/29-list (voor Nederlands zie de post hieronder!)It's november, time for an update on my 28 things do to before turning 29-list!
I won't get it all done. I think that's ok. Over the course of a year some things can change. New priorities and opportunities rise. My health deteriorated due to external factors out of my control (for now). I never get all the things done that I want to get done. I just want too much. So many things that I have to do, so many things that I want to do, and only so many things I can do... I was stressing out about the things on the 28/29-list. I have taken on a 150-challenge. And more tasks had found their way towards me. While I am getting more and more tired all the time. I got diagnosed (or at least the doctor is pretty sure) with Fibromyalgia (FM). I must have had it for years, just didn't have a precise diagnosis. One of the professionals in that field that I encountered told me to take it easy, not to expect too much of myself. That made me think about my list. Why did I make that list? To challenge and encourage myself and help me focus on my priorities? Or to get myself stressed out?! Why wasn't I getting better results?
I think there was just to much on the list. And more was added to my already heavy plate during the year, while I was less and less able to hold up the plate as it was. Many of the things on my list where tasks that would take a whole lot of time. Some of the tasks take over a hundred hours. Some less, but still several days. Some requiered circumstances out of my control. And with the end of the year approaching, I started to realise I would fail. That is, if I saw checking off all the things on the list as the only way to succeed...
It's my list. I make the rules! I have learned AGAIN that in the long term, I work best when I can do whatever I feel like, as long as it's productive. I get the most done that way. I have learned that before. I wonder how long it will stick this time. Because my tired body and my easily enthusiastic and interested mind will always colide. Even while I have learned to let go of a lot of expectations and dreams, I still have more left than I can accomplish. Ah well, I'm lucky in a way. Thanks to Maarten, and sometimes other people around me, I have the luxury of being able to take it easy. And to focus most of my time and energy on the things that I enjoy, that are most important to me.
I got quite a lot of the things on my list done already. And the year isn't over yet. I won't get it all done. But I'll try to at least get some work done on all of them and maybe finish a few more. Maybe I should start an ongoing list as of next year, no more time limits!
So, lets talk progress!
2: Organize a craftparty
3: Have a little art retreat
6: Make a (short) movie
7: Finish a large scrapbookalbum from before 2010 (not a mini)
9: Work my way trough Keri Smiths 'How to be an explorer of the world'
10: Make an inspirationwire or -board
12: Build Cupcake and/or Mini Cupcake a sand castle
Okay so it might not look like much but I didn't have anything to work with but my hands ;-) Scheveningen, 30 October.
14: Sew a piece of clothing or something else that's useful
19: Keep learning on my own after my English Examn (German, Latin and Maths for instance)
21: Finish all projects around the old photo's
23: Get my Sinterklaas-website online
Geplaatst op 14-11-2010.