In the spirit of trying new things (without fear of failing stop me), I'd like to report to you on what I've worked on lately. A new series, if you will, I'll call: Working On Things.
Here are two things I've tried:
1) Last week I applied for an e-design assistant position. Say, what? It's for an interior designer I have followed for years, to help in creating electronic design boards. It's ideal for me because I am so interested in gaining a little experience in this field, and it involves working from home for 10 or so hours per week.
You guys, I have never made a design board. I also have zero experience so my "resume" literally included: "Blog Stalking."
But, I did it. My house might have been a total disaster while I created my application, and my kids barely fed for two days nor well-entertained, but I did it.
I haven't heard back from them yet and know it is a LONG SHOT, but I left that week feeling like "me," because I felt so fulfilled creatively. I had no idea what I was doing, so it took me ridiculously long to create the design board and plan, but I learned new skills in the process that I'm hoping to use in the near future, even if it's just for fun. So, here's my design board for an eclectic family room:
2) I really stink at strength training. Which means I also get injured fairly easy while running, or simply carrying around my kids. I'm kind of tired of that, and tired of feeling like an old lady with a broken back. I do about ten minutes of strength training twice a week, and it's time to step it up a bit all in the name of health.
I recently followed Muncher Cruncher on Instagram and she has really helpful videos of short strength training moves. I'm not sure what the guy next to me thought while I simultaneously watched my phone while squatting and doing a dumbbell move, but I needed to be sure of my form. I've decided to whip out my phone at the gym and choose three of her moves. It doesn't take any pre-planning, it's just enough of a challenge, but I will feel so much better than solely zoning out on the elliptical.
What have you been working on? I'd love to be inspired by you!