Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Chapter

Guess where I am going tomorrow?
Orientation for college! I am 30 and have never been, but have always wanted to. I have put it off for many many years out of fear. Fear of what, really? I am not even sure, but I had a million and one excuses why it would never work out for me.

I'm not sure what happened, but I got a small bit of courage on a Monday and called and scheduled myself an appointment for the Compass test for that coming Wednesday. I have been so freaked out by having to take this test which doesn't make any sense because it's not a pass or fail type of test. It just lets the college know where you are with reading, writing, and math. I studied math like crazy up until right before the test. I took the test and I did surprisingly well overall. I did not do so hot in math, but I knew I wouldn't. I actually got the highest scores you can get for the other two sections. I am not an academic dummy afterall!

To say that I am excited is a bit of an understatement. I can't wait to learn about something new or even be refreshed on what I already learned in high school. After a few years of staying home and trying to make the jewelry thing work I am just ready to be out in the world again-meeting new people, learning new things. I will continue to make things. It's just what I love to do, but I am about to spend time nurturing other sides of me that I forgot existed.

So, here is to a brand new adventure and a new chapter in my life.  :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wrap Bracelet

I made this bracelet yesterday for a friend. It's her Birthday today!

I can't wait to make more of this style. I really like how simple it is and the leather is so soft it's really comfortable to wear. I may have to hold off though because my silver supply is WAY low. :(

On a similar note: I love buying from fellow Etsy sellers. I have been looking for a watch and its been so long since I have worn one on a daily basis I just couldn't decide on a style. I came across this Etsy shop called Meggie's Love that sells leather wrap watches. They are really cute and casual and I like that you can switch out the leather cords if you need to. I bought this one and I can't wait to wear it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

My New Vespa!

My stepdad bought a vintage Vespa in need of major work. He intended to fix it up, but got too busy with other projects and decided to give it to me and Christian to work on. Christian has been tinkering away on it for awhile now; replacing old with new. This past weekend he finally got it to start up! He drove it around the neighborhood and even though it needs a paint job it is totally ride-able! It will actually be my Vespa and I am soooooo excited! I get to choose the paint color and I am still undecided. Maybe light turquoise.....