Friday, November 9, 2012
I was just going back through some old blog posts. I have some ideas that I'd like to do and during my search for certain posts I stumbled across some interesting stuff. The following post is one I wrote on February 22, 2011. I had a list of all these crafty things I wanted to do. Since that time I have gone to Ketchikan for seven months, changed jobs, finished my bachelor's degree, and changed jobs again. I'm a totally different person than I was a year and a half ago! Let's recap what I wanted to do...
1. Learn how to make soap. (I can take a soap-making class at Mr. Green Beans. Just need $35 and time!)
*I took a soap-making class on March 6, 2011. That progressed into having an Etsy shop, selling some soap, and now discontinuing some soaps that haven't proven to be popular enough into me wanting to keep them! Get seven different soaps for only $5 here!
*Still haven't done this yet. Kinda over it.
*Still interested in this, but need to figure out how to get lots of fruits & veggies for cheap (u-pick farms?) before this financially makes sense. I also want a dehydrator so I can do that, too!
*I did get my own pot!
*I now do roast my own coffee beans. Learn how easy it is at either "Roasting Coffee Beans in a Popcorn Popper" or "Roasting Coffee Beans in a Frying Pan."
*I have that same sourdough starter and still haven't figured out what to do with it yet. I don't think I eat enough carbs to make this worthwhile. I think I like the idea of it more than actually makes sense for me.
*I now own the Baranof! I just haven't had a chance to use her yet. :o(
*Kinda over this. I still don't eat that much yogurt, although I theoretically want to?
*I made beer and I think I'm going to leave the beer-making to other people.
*Totally did that and they are delicious! I should do this again sometime!
*Over this. I like mushrooms but I don't need to spend $20 to grow them myself.
*While I really enjoyed this, I don't love it enough to keep doing it on my own.
*No more cheese. Cheese was a pain in the butt. I will let other people make cheese.
*I am currently taking Spanish again and, while I REALLY like the teacher, her method of teaching is not conducive to my learning and remembering Spanish. Half of the class is older adults that seem like they really should not be in a "fast paced Spanish class for those who have taken Spanish before" class because they are really holding a good part of the class back. Also, we really don't converse with each other or do hardly any "thinking for ourself and how to answer questions ourself" exercises and I learn from actually DOING things. Because we aren't doing that, I'm not really learning. If I end up taking Spanish again it will (sadly) be from a different teacher.
It's interesting to me to see what I both accomplished and did not accomplish. I am now maybe less "I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING DIY!!!!" or now maybe I've whittled it down into more feasible things. I do think it was nice to have some sort of idea written down as to what I wanted to do. I will have to think about new things I want to do and blog about that sometime!