Happy. That’s all I am today.
I feel incredibly loved//supported// full.
I’ve had the feeling all day that I’m on some sort of weird parade float just waving and smiling thanks everyone’s overwhelming kindness.
I don’t know if I feel older, wiser, or just plain weirder, but I do feel different than I did this time last year.
Last night = dinner with Amirah at Cholanad [<3 Tamil food] and free bday champagne from the bartender. a quiet night. some pool playing. good conversations at the Crunkleton. staying up late and talking//snuggling with Ora.
Today so far = coffee. class. getting showered with hap birth fb messages and wall posts. letters and small packages in the mail. cleaning and organizing my life at home. avoiding hw.
Later today = dinner with the parents! more family dinner//desserts.
It’s all happy right now and I’m incredibly thankful for everyone and the love I feel.
Grace’s 21 by 21 goals:
1.) participate in a yoga workshop (and
teach regularly in chapel hill)
2.) train to be a doula
learn to bake bread & incorporate bread making into my life every week
4.) make a portfolio and a website (*working on it)
5.) take an art class (learn to make pottery/ develop and use my film cameras & dark rooms/go back to figure drawing class)
make money doing things i like to do/can learn from (& start paying off my education)
7.) sew something (thinking an apron would be fun)
8.) pet a wild squirrel
9.) learn how to play the accordion (now that it has made this list, its getting serious. if anyone knows how i can do these, please let me know!)
10.) travel to a new state
learn how to take care of beehives with my mother
teach art to kiddos
plant things and watch them grow
make mo:mos and samosas from scratch
run the charlottesville 10 miler (AND a half marathon before February 2013)
16.) go to a new country – mexico, uganda,
buy a canon 5d mark ii (learn to make short films and take beautiful photos) (*dunno about the last part)
spend a week without sleeping in a bed . . . (goal: live like an authentic hobo with andrew in chapel hill)
decide on a study abroad/ find, apply & get grands to travel
20.) rock climb on real rock faces/
climb at least once a week (*not now, but I did for a while there. . .)
volunteer and serve in my community
This time around, I’ve decided to set intentions rather than goals. . .
Some are repeats and others have been stuck in my head for a long while. . .
Grace’s 22 by 22 Intentions:
1.) Travel to a new state
2.) Host a Universe party
3.) Get back to Nepal + India
4.) Become a Doula
5.) Set a world record (UNC kids I need your help!)
6.) Memorize two poems
7.) Try to longboard + surf
8.) Finish portfolio + website (+ get work!)
9.) Find a more consistent yoga job (+ gorilla yoga classes in the spring!)
10.) Learn how to make a good cup of coffee
11.) Fix ukelele and learn to play + the accordion (always)
12.) Run when I want to
13.) Learn to celebrate the ordinary in life//find something spectacular in everything
14.) Make the short film I have envisioned for so long now. . .
15.) Rickshaw Run!
16.) Study abroad + get a grant!
17.) Research something related to the rest of my life (vague, yes. . . but my list of possible interests exhausts me)
18.) Spend a day all alone + another full day with my grandparents
19.) Sell some of my art + get more commissions
20.) Try aerial + aerial yoga
21.) Spend a whole day hula hooping
22.) Go camping
+ Abby’s sweet “Celebrating Grace” post
[Photos: Not too long ago in Davidson//Grace Farson]