What was 2017 like?

What can you achieve with new years resolutions in the “business world” and “art world” when the “life world” has been jam packed with an international move, getting married and pregnancy news all in one year!?

It may be overwhelming for some, but not enough to hold me down!

Music 

  • Achievements
    • Worked on a few new songs
  • Attributes
    • Slightly increased my music production skills.
    • Got the attention from my dream producer.
    • Performed & collaborated with my husband.

Clothing Line

  • Achievements
    • Designed new clothes.
    • Made some sales and a reputation via etsy and artisan fairs.
  • Attributes
    • Learned natural dyeing.
    • My husband set up a fabulous sewing studio!
    • Learned more seamstress stuff (patternmaking, etc)

Garden

So what do I plan on doing in 2018?

  • I will finish an album.
  • Relaunch clothing line with at least 50 items and aggressive marketing.
  • Expand my YouTube channel with well produced videos at least once a week.
  • Expand Home in a Metronome with at least 10 more new posters.

 

Always Leave People Better Than When You Found Them

This is an adage I think I will go by! Doesn’t mean you have to be overtly nice to everyone. Sometimes snapping a good point they disagree with helps too! Just do it in a diplomatic un-insulting manner.

Is it healthy to be healthy?

Is it possible to have a completely healthy life? Can we have work, fitness, fresh food, academics, hobbies, family and friends all at the same time? Or can we only pick a few?

Well, I imagine that in this “healthy” society where you have it all, the friends and family would be involved in either (or all of) work, fresh food, academics, fitness and/or hobbies. Example, instead of hanging out with your friend/family in the living room watching tv or going to a cafe just chatting, you would have that chat as the soundtrack when going to the gym together, going to the groceries together, cooking together, taking a class together, etc. Shared experience is what makes for stronger relationships, not only shared interest or chemistry.

Another thought:

Eating a plant based diet on a budget may not be expensive, but it takes a lot a lot a lot of time! If you make everything from scratch and fresh, be prepared to be a slave in your own kitchen, all day, every day. It’s gotten to the point where I have two dish dry racks! You will most likely go to the grocery store once a day, and sometimes even twice.

Oh and I’m not even mentioning having an edible garden!

Weekend Trip to Austin

Well we always make a stop on the way to a good old fashion BBQ restaurant, (otherwise we eat mostly vegan!)

 

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Once the man’s hangers are over, we then ride our bikes a few laps in this dedicated bike park in Austin called the Veloway.

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Oh and then we visit the suspected secret studios of InfoWars! The hub of all the conspiracy-funnies!

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Later on that day, we went to see ‘She Wants Revenge’, the real reason why we even went to Austin that weekend!

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No trip to a big city is complete without going to Ikea and getting some modern furnishings!

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Other things that weren’t pictured in this trip includes our stay at a tiny house with outdoor shower and compost toilet, seeing millions of bats coming out under the bridge (it was too dark to take a picture), and getting bread at a legit closest-to-french bakery!