Goals


I’ve been struggling with the idea to take a fringe and I finally did it. As a child I’ve had one for a long time, but since I was 9 I’ve never tried it again. I didn’t know wether it would look good on me or not. Last week I decided I needed something different so I figured a fringe was all what I needed. So I did it. How ugly could it be? And when it would turn out ugly, I would at least know that I don’t ever have to try it again. Simple.

Here’s my sleepyhead with the fringe. (It was like 2:15 AM, so that kind of explains it. Besides that, I had a long day of work behind me.) Oh yeah and the picture is made with my phone, so that’s why the quality is bad. But you can see the fringe and that’s what counts!

To upgrade this post to a higher level; let me introduce you my favourite girls (on the internet) with bangs! Big chance that you already know them, since they are all quite famous.

1. Betty

Her weblog le Blog de Betty is great, it’s one of my favourite spots on the internet. She has great style. And a bang. (And nice nailpolish on the picture above!)

2. Alix

Alix is the girl behind The Cherry Blossom Girl, which is another one of my favourite fashion blogs. Although most of her clothes are way too expensive to ever be part of my wardrobe, I really like looking at her pictures.

3. Lisa Mitchell

I only know three songs of her and besides that I know nearly nothing about her, but I do know that she looks so darn cute in the video Clean White Love. The whole video looks amazing. I can’t put it here, so if you wanna see it, go here.

Looking at those three girls… It’s not just the bang they have in common – their haircolour is quite similar too! Maybe I should dye my hair. My hair is more like dark blonde instead of the real warm brown I’d like it to be. I do have another goal…

I admit, this is a lame one. It seemed to be very much money when I came up with this goal, but I have a part time job and I don’t spend all the money I earn, so it’s easy to put aside 500 euro in 1001 days. But yeah, I did complete it. I’ll come up with something more special next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

x Nina

And hasn’t it been a looooooong time since my last blog? Yes, it has. Of course it has. And I must say I’m not surprised or disappointed in myself, because I’ve known for well, my whole life, that I’m a very very veeeery lazy person ;). But let’s not talk about the stuff I didn’t do these past few months, but about the things I did do!

It all started this thursday. When the Netherlands suddenly became victim of a heavy snowfall. Or well, victim…, not everyone sees it that way, but I do! Because of the snow I can’t go anywhere on the bike or I’ll have to take the bus, but I’ll bet there’s a lot of traffic >.<. Anyways, the snow. I decided that if I had to stay at home because of the snow, I’d better do something with it too! Which is why I made a Snowman! ๐Ÿ˜€ And in a closet somewhere in the attic I also found: ‘Snowman in a box’. Which contains everything I needed to dress my snowman with; A black high hat, red scarf, black buttons, a wooden pipe and of course a carrot! And here you can see the result! It’s not very big, but that’s because it was already very late and cold :P.

And now on to the next goal! This saturday I had a Christmasparty with my friends. (And we had so much fun!) We had decided that everyone had to buy a gift for everyone and because we were with six people, it meant you had to search gifts for five people. We had also decided that you had to make a poem or a story for everyone. And then I had the idea to fold those up as ORIGAMI! I actually wanted to make a different origami figure for everyone. But in the end I just made for everyone the most popular origamifigur: the crane. I had already made this crane 10 years ago (when I was still in primaryschool! Wasn’t I a little genius? xD), so I knew I could do it, but I just didn’t remember hรณw to do it. But luckily internet exist! I really have to thank Google and Youtube for helping me out with this.
So, if you want to learn how to fold the origamicrane, just take a look at this little movie. ^.^

Well that’s that, for now then. I’ll really try to work more on my goals from now on and to be less lazy. And I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Edit: But the Crane isn’t the only origamifigure I made! I also made the swan and the penguin, but those weren’t for the party ;).

xx Michelle

This goal isn’t only about the buying part, but also about making the decision which cd’s I want to buy. I’ve always listened to the radio and I didn’t really have my favourite genre or artist. So this goal is about me finding my style when it comes to music.

I’ve bought two cd’s:

As you can see, these are The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch of Cute Is What We Aim For (who broke up! Why?!) and The Summer EP of Never Shout Never. The last one has only six songs on it, but okay, it’s a cd. The whole packaging of The Summer EP is made out of recycled paper, how nice? ๐Ÿ™‚ And about the other one: I listen to it all the time, it’s amazing! I want their other cd, that’s Rotation, too. โค

x Nina

You may think we do completely nothing these days, but the truth is we are all working very hard to achieve this single goal. We are all in the same class and next week is very important to us, we have exams. Not the last deciding-everything exams, but they are still quite important.

Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

x Nina

After restarting three times, I finally managed to officially start my non-cursing month. Which has ended today, the 12th of October. It’s the day before my birthday, which I see as a sign! (Don’t know what kind of sign, but I’ll think about that later ;)) The whole hypothesis behind this goal was that at the end of the month, my speech would’ve been really improved, decent and just better. I don’t know right now if that’s true, that’s why I’ll observe myself for the week and then post again about my (hopefully) improved speech.

The first days, or well let’s just say the first week I hated this goal. I hated it with all my heart; I had to look out so carefully about what I was saying, just thinking about every single word… I couldn’t just blurt something out anything that came into my mind. And that’s very exhausting, because it’s so much easier for a person to learn to talk in a certain way, then to unlearn it. Or well, it’s not that somebody learned me to curse, but it was something I was used to do. But in the end it became easier and easier, which meand also less exhausting. And luckily I still had the weekends, and if I just stayed home, I would automatically not curse.
For some reason it isn’t hard to nรณt curse in front of my family, I don’t have to think about my speech at all, it just comes out naturally. Maybe it’s because the subjects of the conversations I talk about with my family are different that the ones I have with my friends. Or now I think about it, there isn’t that much of a difference in subject, hmm then how can it be…? Haha, I guess that’s also a thing for me to observe in this week.
I’m a very, very unpatient girl, like if something weird happens to the computer (like when it doens’t react fast enough), I’d immediately stress and push some buttons and click around and well I just like to do stuff fast. I really don’t like slowcoaches, they can make me so irritated! In the past I could control my patience less than I can now. But now I still flee to curse-words if things don’t happen fast enough for me. I guess that was another side of the goal; to see if I can still control my patience if I don’t have my curse-words. And I must say that I can (or perhaps this was just an uneventful month). I think I’ve only become better in controling my patience these past few years and I’ve past the final ‘test’, which was this month. (And yes, I’ve been my own judge :P)
Well, that was that. Glad I’m finally finished with this goal. But I’m still hoping I won’t turn back to my previous speech, maybe a little, but I just want my speech to be more decent in general!

image: Stefan Valent

xx Michelle

I’m kind of disappointed in myself because I’ve failed. I haven’t used Twitter every week! I thought it was so easy, but apparently it isn’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I totally forgot about Twitter while I was on vacation and in the busy schoolweeks.
So this is me saying: I failed. I failed, I failed, I failed. And now’, this is me quoting Elizabethtown:
“So you failed. Alright you really failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You think I care about that? I do understand. You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you’re still smiling.” – Claire Colburn (played by Kirsten Dunst)

xoxo Saskia

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