Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' plannin' and dreamin'

This week, I will try:

1. Waking up early.

2. Making bib necklaces.

3. Menswear.

4. Fixing my finances.

5. The Ab-swing. (As seen on TV!)

This year, I will improve on:

1. Waking up early. Or at least I'm up by 9AM.

2. Being organized.

3. Being patient.

4. EQ.

5. Selling myself.

This year, I will continue to experiment with:

(Can't wait for next month, heehee!)

2. Photography.

3. Literature.

4. Food.

5. Parallel Parking.

Bring it, 2010.

XOX, Risa

Photo credits: weheartit.com, ffffound.com

Hire me!

So, here’s some of the shoulder jewelry which I made for Preview Magazine. I don’t know when (or if) they will get published, but I’m glad I had a reason to go back to my makeshift workroom (the downstairs den which lately has been off-limits to guests) and design something new.

I love this job. I get to do something creative, fight boredom, express myself and work from home. Dorothy was right. There’s no place like it.

However, the more time I devote myself on Bend&Snap, the more opportunities I get (not complaining here!), and the less compelling it is to find a “real job”. Arts and fashion have always been a big part of my life. But what about the other dream?

No, not the one which involved becoming an Olympic athlete. Or writing a self-help book for teens. Or dancing for a pop star.

The dream which I was trained to do and worked hard to be credible at. The one that included a great future --- A salary, a car, and functioning brain cells. At this point, I can hear an angry mob (or, two of my artsy friends) rallying, “ART JOBS ARE REAL JOBS! ART JOBS ARE REAL JOBS!”

I’m waiting for the day Natalie Portman leaves Hollywood and becomes a full-fledged psychologist. That’s the day when I put down the pliers, sport my glasses and become Ms. Business Executive.

On second thought, having her as a benchmark might not be a good idea for both career and self-esteem. ;)

P.S. And who would want her to stop making movies? Torrrrn…!!!