Jan 3 2011 Blog #3 Confessions and dreams of a middle age woman
So technically it’s Monday morning… day 3 of our blog. I feel like I’m cheating though because it’s only 12:24 at night. I went to bed at 6 only to wake up at 8:38 fully refreshed and ready to go… so began the wait to get tired again.
So whats the connection between these two works of art?
I never wanted to be ordinary. No 2.5 kids, station wagon or suburban life for me. I remember in grade 5 be assigned a project on Native Studies. We had to pick a Native Clan and do research on them. As always, wanting to be different and explore the unknown, I picked some isolated unknown tribe in Arizona or New Mexico. Of course there were no books or research available to me. My teacher urged to pick local known tribes such as the Mohawks or Iroquois… but as you can guess… I refused. I think I got a C- or even a D on the report. Story of my life, maybe…
Now at middle age it’s more of the black and white photo that I’m paying attention too. Need to pay off my dam student loans… (a Kandinsky effort in my late 30’s) and try to help the ‘blessings’ in my life get established! Weight loss (leak #1) and establish a strong career (leak #2) … there it is. Confession #2. Get things in order. File my income tax from last year. That’s right… I didn’t file yet. Did I mention that I’m not a fan of government bureaucracy? And I have good reasons… it’s not laziness or not caring…. It’s dealing with the government grrr… but I’ll save that for another blog. Meanwhile… My Dream? To be Student Loan free in 5 years! Hence, the career emphasis! If only I was motivated for $ and not Art when I entered College.