Self Portrait in Three Colours

Archive for October 2010

If only I could look into the future and know that everything’s going to end up fine.. or at least go back in time and tell my past self the same thing! It’s funny reading the post from only a few weeks ago when uni work was starting to pile up and I was stressing. Now all I’ve got left to do is my recital and that’s not till November 11, so I’ve still got like a week and a half to practice for that.

I feel so…free. It’s true that you don’t realize what you have until it’s taken from you, and that was the case with time this year. Last year I had so much time I didn’t know what to do with it. I practiced a lot, yes, but I feel like I could have used it better. I could probably still be using my time better now but it’s going very well considering. Aaron and I are getting up around 6-6:30 and getting on the Wii Fit, spending the morning doing the exercises and playing some of the games. I have put it to myself, this is the last straw – I will lose weight over these holidays and I am 100% confident that I can do it this time, especially because Aaron’s exercising with me. It’s not that I’m terribly overweight or anything, but I can stand to lose a little bit and I know it will make me feel awesome. My goal before going back to uni is to have lost 8 kilos or so, which is only 2 kilos a month and fairly manageable I think. As I was saying I know the value of time now and I have seen in the last few days how well it can be used, especially in the morning (I tend to get a little tired by the afternoon). So this is it, and it’s out there now, and I would hate to read back on this in months to come and know that I just gave up cos it was too hard, so I most definitely have to do it now. Wish me luck πŸ™‚

I’d also like to have a bit more motivation to write something, anything, every day. I have absolutely loved doing it in the past so it would be a good experiment. In fact, some of the blogs I’ve been reading have been doing this 30-day post challenge thing which could be a good idea for me. Anyway, I’ll get back to it.

So this afternoon all I’d like to get done is to work out a suitable practice routine for the next couple of weeks, one that will really help me play my recital pieces well and learn a lot. It’ll be back into the old practice routine after that, the one that worked so well for Aaron and myself last year. I can’t wait!

In other news, I got glasses.


It is awesome to be able to see things that are far away. And also, I think they look kind of sweet.


I'm Monica - a 21 year old Aussie girl trying to understand life. Teaching music and studying to be a primary school teacher. Blogging about everything and nothing!


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