for about the 3rd time in 6 years, the accordion is out in the bedroom, along with the music stand and books. I’ve gotten through the 1st book (again!), and into the 2nd book farther than I’ve ever made it before (by 1 or 2 songs). In the past 6 weeks, I’ve attended 2 accordion workshops and 2 meetings of the San Francisco Accordion Club. I feel like I’m on track to enjoy this as an ongoing hobby, not winning any races or becoming a viruoso, but learning and having fun with it consistently over time.
prejzki's Life List
1. be happy
2. succeed in my career
3. exercise 3X a week
4. Learn to surf
5. overcome procrastination
6. stop comparing myself to others
7. learn to play the accordion
8. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
9. learn the thriller dance routine
10. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
11. learn to speak spanish
12. Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions
How I did it: Took over a year to get up the guts to re-enroll, and another 15 months to complete the thesis requirements. Tons of support from my husband and step-sons. I took over the dining room for about 6 months during the final stretch! Took time off from work when I needed to really devote to writing. Read how I did it…
changed this goal to “complete my Master’s degree” and relisted in my 43 things. made some progress in the past month or so, and gearing up for a big push for Spring, 2009 completion.
Dang. At 134# I have 9# to lose just to get back where I was 3 months ago. It’s been a long summer of traveling, partying and eating out. That 125# low sure was short-lived. Hmmm. Well, time to get back on that horse, exercise & eat right to lose that 9#. Maybe I can do this in 6 weeks or so. Oh yeah, but I am running now, and occasionally doing free weights. Maybe my muscle weight is a bit higher now. I will shoot for 125#, but ultimately want to fit into the black leather skirt, no matter what the scale says. Not that I will actually wear a black leather skirt in public, but I keep it around as a gauge for when I looked and felt my best.