Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Can I Revise?

I was just re-re-re-re-re-reading my list, and it's kind of hard. I woke up today like I am going to do something on my list, and after reading it there is nothing that I can just "go do!" Almost every single one is a process or costs more money than I have in my bank account at this given moment. Could I possibly revise my list now, or is that a definite no-no? Like once it's written it's law? Not that I want the list to be easier (ok, yes i do), but I want to be able to do something that has instant gratification so that I will be encouraged to complete the list and feel that satisfied all the time. What do you think? can i revise-just a little, like one or two? Thanks. I'm gonna go bake a cake now. Thanks. XO Hannah

Oh, an P.S. Tess posted this on her Youtube the other day. It's me and my sister immitating Michael Jackson's Music video for "Black or White" on my birthday (yes, alcohol was involved)!!! I had so much fun that night, thanks for the reminder Tess. Oh and if you click to go to her Youtube page there is another vid of me and and my B-diddle (bro-in-law) singing "Pop Goes My Heart" from the movie Music and Lyrics!

Monday, July 20, 2009

And Then Some...

So my ended my last post talking about #1-2. Lose 50 pounds, and Find a new job. Well, this is where I will be needing your help, and opinions. I have been looking at getting weight watchers as some extra help. Being a culinary student I have taken lots of nutrition classes, and having been obsessed with what I put in my body in my early teens (why couldn't i have reserved this obsession for when i really needed it?), I have enough knowledge about food, exercise, nutrition, and diets to last me a lifetime. But what I really need is the support that comes with the meetings, being around other people going through the same day to day food struggles as I am, and having someone checking on me breathing down my neck. Really that is what I need, someone, or a group of someone's holding me accountable. I'm also looking at getting a membership at like a Snap Fitness. I like the idea that I can go whenever I want. That was why i didn't go when I had a membership to the YWCA, because I had to go on "their" hours (that and I was lazy). But i digress, weight watchers, yes or no?

And for #2, I've decided it's time to put myself out there, look for jobs in my field. I will most likely keep my current job, as a back up and for supplemental income (and because, well, I love money). But i've been avoiding looking and applying because I hate the rejection. I have my resume' all updated, it's just a matter of finding the positions. So i need to take the leap of faith. I'm looking for anything in event planning, catering, or editorial (preferably magazine, but beggers can't be choosers). Maybe I will look a little today, I missed my first class this morning because I forgot to set my alarm, but I have afternoon classes to go to, and I should start getting ready soon so we will see. Thanks for listening! Until next time, XO, Hannah


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Less List, More Life

So, I woke up this morning from a pretty awful dream. It was a dream about the impossibly sad lifestyle I have. It involved a disgustingly beautiful pair of heels, and a certain Kardashian sister (of sex-tape fame), and my FEET being too FAT to fit into a pair of her shoes, like i sad, impossibly sad. And when I say that, I know how ungrateful, and bitchy I sound, because lets face it, there are a lot more people in the world who are worse off than not. But on a day to day basis I don't feel as though "it's impossibly sad." I live with someone I love very much, in a very cute apartment, in a quiet building, in a city I adore, I have a job, and am getting and education, I have DVR, my health (mostly) and I have access to the web pretty much 24/7! Really what could I possibly complain about.... oh I know.... my closet. This seems frivolous, and shallow to most (or some, I don't know), but fashion is something that I have always been aware of, I know what I like, and I know what the industry likes, and I have always liked to make compilations of where the 2 overlap. Well as I have gotten older, my tastes have changed, and have gotten a bit more pricey. On my list, #10 is to "Wear sexy 5" heels" well, what I so conveniently forgot to mention was that I want those sexy heels to be Louboutin's. I cannot think of a sexier shoe, they are gorgeous, well made, fitted to the wearer, and have a secret, a secret that you can only see when I walk away from you, leaving you in my wake, while you stare in awe at my staggering beauty, and phenomenal ass, you see my sexy secret, that red sole.

Ahh the day.

But it isn't just my financial situation that hinders my fashion aspirations, it's also my ass, hence #1 on my list, lose 50 lbs. Most high end designers don't go larger than a certain size, and I happen to be larger than that certain size. Ha!

So this is what lead me to #1 and #2. Lose 50lbs so I can fit into those designer clothes, and get a new job so I can afford them. well kinda, I really want to find a new job in my field, but I have yet to figure out what that field is.

I'm rambling, but I hope to post again later today, I have a lot on my mind. But I need to get some homework done. So until then, XO Hannah

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 2 Update!

So it is only Day 2, and I am crossing off #13 on my list. I went to the grocery store braless today! I am usually pretty confident about my breasts, when they are confined, but due to there given size they can be pretty unyielding when they aren't strapped down. I went out braless today without much choice, I was driving back home from my sisters house, in my p.j.'s, no bra, and remembered I needed to go to the store, because I wouldn't have an opportunity to later this week. I wish I had thought this through because while in the refrigerated and frozen section I got some pretty dirty looks from moms, and some come hither looks from dads. I had just about forgotten that I wasn't wearing a bra and looked at my shopping companion Tess confused, when she said "You cold?"....Yeah I know. Needless to say, #13 is off the list. And I am well on my way!
XOXO Hannah

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Final List!!!!

So today I am 22 years young. WOOT! I had such a great weekend with my friends, and family. I am so excited to post my list tonight, it feels like a whole new chapter in my life. My quarter-life crisis if you will. I have put a lot of thought into this, and I have decided to not be so anal about it. So here it is, "The List"

20 Things to Do by My 23rd Birthday
1. Lose 50 pounds
2. Find a new job
3. Ride a motorcycle
4. Wear a bikini
5. Let my sister know how much I appreciate her
6. Learn to play a song on the guitar
7. Get a brazilian wax
8. Play a round of Golf
9. See the Grand Canyon
10. Wear sexy 5" heels
11. Change someone's life
12. Get on TV
13. Dare to go braless
14. Go skinny dipping
15. Get hair extensions
16. Run a 5k
17. Go on a dance audition
18. Walk through a haunted house
19. Get a tattoo
20. Write a novel

So thats it. Like I said I will not let myself get anal about this, and nothing is set in stone. I will do my best to complete everything as written. I will need lots of inspiration, support, and encouragement. So please, I encourage you to leave comments, email me, etc. This is really important to mea, and I hope to get a good laugh from it, and maybe you will to. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tentative List

I've been working on this for a couple of weeks, and now that I am a couple days away I am having trouble coming up with the last of my list. I had an ideal number of 20 things originally, but it may only be 10. I worry I may be a little to controlling about this... anyway. I know there are more things I have always wanted to do but didn't have the balls to, I just cant remember any now. so with 3 days left here is what I have done....

Things to Do by My 23rd Birthday
1. Lose 50 pounds
2. Find a new job
3. Ride a motorcycle
4. Wear a bikini
5. Let my sister know how much I appreciate her
6. Travel outside the U.S.
7. Get a brazilian wax
8. Play a round of Golf
9. See the Grand Canyon
10. Take a cross country road trip
11. Change someone's life
12. Get on TV
13. Dare to go braless
14. Go skinny dipping

The last three are stolen from the book I talked about in the first post, but they are deffinetly things that I want to do in my lifetime, better yet in my next year. So Please, feedback is welcome. I'll need all the support I can get. Thanks. XO Hannah

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

T-4 Days!!!

Just realized that my birthday is in four days and I haven't posted a prelim list yet. It doesn't look as though I have had any views yet though, so I don't think anyone missed it. heh. But for my own sake I hope to have it finished and posted tonight so that I have the weekend to contemplate. 

I'm treating myself to a hair appt. for my birthday, hopefully this week, I had one on Monday but it got cancelled, so Im shooting for friday. And maybe a mani/pedi. Saturday night will be spent with Tess, my sister and her husband, I think we're doing dinner, drinks, and I don't know what else. Sunday (my actual birthday) will be spent with Tess, her plans, whatever they are I'm sure they will be great. 

So I'm going to do my best to post the list tonight, and post some other things on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. So until then, XOXO Hannah.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Next thing on My List...



This blog is inspired by Jill Smolinski's book, The Next Thing on My List.  I have recently finished reading this book amidst what I have decided to call my quarter-life crisis, and it inspired me to stop complaining and do something.

In the book a young woman in her mid-twenties (Marissa) dies tragically in a car accident at the hand of a stranger. That stranger (June), finds a list in Marissa's wallet that is titled "20 things to do before my 25th birthday", and after finding only 2 things crossed off the list, June decides to complete the list in honor of her. The inspiring part about this story, which, as cheesy as it seems, the "sign" that shouted "Hannah! Hannah! This was written for you!" was the fact that Marissa's birthday is July 12th, which happens to be my birthday as well. And when reading this book, I realized how fast approaching my 22nd birthday was (and then my 25th), and while I know I am still young, there are so many things I want to do. And because I'm still young I don't want to put everything off, so that when I am on my deathbed I have regrets. And even if I die tomorrow or a week from now, I want to be able to say that I actively tried to finish "my list". 

So this blog is dedicated to just that, my "Things to Do Before My 23rd birthday". I figure perfect timing because my 22nd birthday is in 8 days, so I will have exactly a year to complete my list. Here you will find, my success, and inadvertently my failures, my thoughts and stories along my journey.

So I hope you will help me along my journey. Comments, suggestions, encouragements, if you think you can help me complete something on my list (PLEASE let me know), all are welcome. I am still actively working on my list. I hope to post a preliminary list next week, so I can get feedback (if anyone sees this). And then the final list on July 12th. Please help me achieve this, I will need all the help I can get!