Hi, I'm Hannah and I'm a chronic project-starter. Rarely a project-finisher. The other day I realized just how many plans and ideas I had in my head that I intended to start this spring. I am very good at beginning projects, even the planning isn't so bad...it's the follow-through that really sucks. Call it a short attention span, call it multi-tasking to the max... I don't know--I can't even finish a sentence. This is a problem of mine and one I plan on fixing, and perhaps this blog will help me. Here's where you come in reader, I need encouragement, tips, and the occasional scolding in my endeavors. I list the projects and detail the progress I make toward each little goal. You get to laugh at my failings (because I usually do), and celebrate in my triumphs (hopefully there some sort of triumph involved). Before you become really disinterested, let me tell you what I have planned this spring/summer/fall...
Project 1: Tennis Lessons. I have always loved watching tennis, and now I want to play. I'm not entirely sure what an adult beginner can do with tennis lessons, but I'd like to get involved in some sort of competitive sport. I like running but I'm not really any good at it on a competitive level. I am very good at ultimate frisbee, but until I go to school, there's really no way to play that for any glory either. (here's where you can tell me what people do with tennis skillz, or where you challenge me to a match or something)
Project 2: My very own, very first, I'm in charge garden. I've been spending a lot of time reading about gardening, gardening practices and tips in this big book I've got about homesteading--but I don't really know jack-diddley about gardening and probably won't learn anything until I get my hands dirty (literally). Initially the garden was going to be on my friend Anna's family farm out near Branched Oak Lake, but there's really no safe bike route out there, so it's not very practical for me. My friends Rachel and Marty offered up the gardening plot on their farm for me to use and I accepted. Their farm is equally far away (near Denton), but it's on a bike path and I think I can make the trek most days of the week. I'll just have to drag myself out of bed--which I find to be much easier when the weather is warm. I'm going to do some soil samples here pretty soon and decide what is best to grow there, etc. I'll keep you updated, and please, anyone who knows anything about gardening, chime in anytime.
Project 3: School. Oh, yeah, school. This fall. I just have to... a.) get transcripts, b.) apply c.) pay d.) take compass test (apparently, my ACT scores don't count after 5 years... ) e.)rock.
I don't know what I want to do, I just know I have to get the general crap out of the way and then figure it out. Maybe I'll be a pro-tennis player and horticulturist. We'll see.
Project 4: I guess this blog kind of counts as a project itself. I plan to include lots of pictures and whatnot. I mostly just need a means of being held accountable for what I'm doing, and a sort of creative outlet for all of it. There are more projects in my head, but, like in reading I try not to read more than 4 books at a time. Just too confusing.
Thanks for reading and look forward to a new layout (it's been tricky for me), lots of pictures and, hopefully, an accomplishment or two.