Friday, July 4, 2008

Embarking... THE LIST

First off, I just want to present my current musical crush: Lykke Li. I discovered the Swedish songstress on a lovely blog called FinnFlair. Take a few minutes to slurp in the videos below.

Now I'll get right to it. I haven't written in a few days because I've started to wonder if I've taken on a project larger than I had originally realized. I've been brainstorming the last day or so about the exact direction this blog should go in, and I've become a bit overwhelmed. To be honest, I am a bit of a perfectionist and I usually abandon projects if I find I can't execute them to my standards. Knowing this about myself, I want to make sure I don't do that same thing in regards to this blog. So I've decided to make a list.

A list of what, you ask?

A list of style goals. And, again, I do not mean to cheapen the word "style" by reducing it to wearables. Style is, to me, everything that embodies a person's life. It's their life-footprint. Their expression of self. Style extends beyond the closet, into the kitchen, living room and garage. Style is the food a person eats and how they prepare it. It's a choice of friends and conversation. It's a book, a plant, a couch, a utensil. It's a choice of belief and desire.

When you view style the way I do, as infinite variables, you might be able to relate to my feeling of panic. Where do I start? Well, I don't know for sure, but I thought that making a list of what I'd like to do/improve in my life was a good start. So here it is:

  1. Determine once and for all what my clothing style is. This process includes a more concerted effort to evaluate all possible genres of style, while being aware of how practically each genre fits into my lifestyle. Further, I need to make some clear-cut boundaries in regards to what I deem appropriate for my age and stage in life.
  2. Become more eco-friendly.
  3. Learn and practice healthy and delicious eating habits.
  4. Improve my vocabulary.
  5. Improve my public speaking/social networking skills.
  6. Integrate music and art into my everyday life. This includes finally following my heart and beginning to create again, as well as learning more about and participating in music and art scenes.
  7. Decorate my home. And I don't mean with framed prints and couch-covers. I feel I'm ready to commit to a few luxury items, at least, if they are in the form of design staples. An original peice of art or a couch in a bold color is worth the splurge.
  8. Create and follow a routine. I am blessed to be a lady of leisure, but my lack of structure sometimes leaves me bored and unfulfilled, with a bad case of the guilties.
  9. Make a fitness goal and stick to it.
  10. Strive to be a great wife to my husband.
So there it is. I know that there's more where that came from, but this is a suitable start.


Shannon said...

I am excited to see where your Styling quest takes you! You should dig up old pics of yourself through the years to show where you've come from... there may be elements of styles you still like etc. and it will provide endless hours of entertainment for all of us :)