3 New Things: August Edition


For the past few months, I try to attempt 3 new things that I’ve never done! So far, my track record hasn’t been so hot but I have high hopes. I’ve actually learned a lot. I’m learning just how much you can do in a month (the answer: not as much as I thought). Here’s what I’ve done so far: made popsicles, created my own necklace, planted herbs, and took a class on terrarium making!

So what’s up for August? Well I’m working around my spending freeze so I needed to do things that won’t break that vow:

  1. Design postcards and send to friends and family. Be creative, practice calligraphy and use lots of color.
  2. Go skinny dipping. It just has to happen.
  3. Actually record a video with my iPhone and edit with Photoshop.

If you keep track, you might notice that #3 is the same as last months. I was able to research a lot more and purchase a membership through Lynda.com (for tutorials). I’m excited to record a video during our time at our family’s lakehouse later this month!

I have high hopes for August. This month I’ll begin freelancing full-time, joining an amazing studio here in Columbus, travelling to Chicago, relaxing in Michigan, and (hopefully) accomplishing these three things!

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  1. Allywan on August 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    I cannot wait to see how #3 turns out! I’m really interested in getting into video too. Oh and lynda.com is amazing! I get a free subscription through work, but I would pay. It’s that great.

    • Allison on August 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      I’m excited! I’ve used Lynda at work too. It’s totally worth the $$.

  2. candace m. on August 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    i have been fooling around with video lately. i even had a video i submitted picked for airing at RollerCon (huge roller derby convention held in Vegas).

    it’s been fun and frustrating at the same time since i have limited equipment and software and, um, TIME!

    maybe at our lunch we can talk newb video!

    • Allison on August 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      Ohhh I want to see it! Yes let’s chat about video and all the other things we want to do but don’t have time for…

      Friday lunch?

      • candace m. on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

        pretty sure friday works for me!

  3. Adam Lehman on August 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    I’m excited to see how #2 turns out! Let me know! ;)

    • Allison on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      Hahahahaha. Ohhhh yeah!

  4. Naomi A. on August 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    This makes me want to try all manner of new things! I love that you’re doing this. What a great thing to hold yourself to.

    • Allison on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      Thank you Naomi!! I hope I can keep it up and start understanding my time better too. I like new things (even if they’re scary).

  5. The Chic Chicks on August 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Allie! You have to go skinny dipping! I did it late at night in Florida in Jan. anddd there is nothing more liberating and i was cracking up the entire time! SO FUN!

    • Allison on August 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Ah! I’m so excited. I think I won’t be as freaked out if it’s in a lake vs the ocean hahaha. I’m cool with the naked part…but the underwater world scares me!!! HA!

  6. Michelle on August 1, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Hahaha. I remember skinny dipping when I was about 20 with a bunch of friends in the sea in Cape Town (freezing cold water!). Good luck!

    • Allison on August 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM

      Brrrr!! I hope wherever the skinny dipping takes place…it’s a bit warmer haha! Sounds like a blast either way :)

  7. Jessica on August 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Skinny dipping is the best. It is seriously the definition of freedom!! Have a blast!

    • Allison on August 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      Thanks Jess! So excited!

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