Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer #BlogChallenge July 30 - Are you an artist?

I am the first to admit that I am not an artist in any shape or form. I can't draw. I can't play anything. I tried knitting and I can pretty much manage scarves only. And even those aren't very good. The only one who enjoys my singing is my 11 week old and that's coming from someone who laughs when she grabs her feet. So her judgement is questionable obviously.

If I had any sort of art it would be humor. I can't be funny on demand but I would like to believe that the reason my relationship with Kodiak's works is because I make us laugh.

However, I am surrounded by artists. Kodiak plays guitar, drums, and bass. He also writes. My grandmother can play piano, writes (and has been published!), and is an amazing painter. My cousin draws and paints. My aunt recently upcycled jeans and a tablecloth into a skirt that I kinda want to steal from her!

So my hope is that even though I can't sing on key, or play anything, or draw a straight line with a ruler... that Little Miss Sassy Pants will get it somehow. I'll stick to my talents, giving kisses, buying diapers, making Kodiak laugh, and being the mommy to the cutest little girl in my whole wide world.

♥ Rissa

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer #BlogChallenge July 29 - How does your life measure up to the vision you had when you were younger?

From the time I was about five I had visions of being a horse breeder. I read all sorts of books like Pony Pals and Saddle Club and Thoroughbred. My five year old self had all these plans. Like cleaning out the garage of my parents house in Long Beach, CA and getting a pony to live there. Somehow my parents did not go for this brilliant plan. Flash forward 10 years and at fifteen I still wanted that. I even wanted to go the University of Kentucky!

Some point not too far after that it must have faded because I changed to majoring (temporarily) in child psychology and then dabbled in photography and culinary and finally settled on nursing. I haven't become one yet but I would still like to one day.

I wasn't one of those little girls who daydreamed on the perfect wedding.... which is probably good since I haven't made it to the wedding part yet haha :). I did always want to be a mommy so at least that part has come true. Sooner than expected but surprises are exciting!

All in all, I would say there is no "measuring up" from then to now. I love where I am and I wouldn't change it for anything.

♥ Rissa