It’s been a couple of months since my last update on my 28 in 28 birthday list, so it’s high time for a new update. As the year is coming to its end it also means my time for completing this list is also almost over.
Get a tattoo
Sooooo, remember last time when I said I finally found an artist I really liked, but I had to wait until April 2017 before getting my tattoo? Well, that still applies. Butttt, I did already get myself a tattoo at a new tattoo studio that opened in Ghent, called Noir. I decided I wanted to make my “Harry Potter Fangirl” status official and got myself a Deathly Hallows tattoo. The tattoo guy did a wonderful job, he was very precise and took his time. I’m now looking even more forward to my second tattoo in April, because that design has been a very long time in the making.
28 films (19/28)
I’ve watched a couple of strange films in the past months, like Dead Ringers, The Machinist & The Addams Family. We also watched GATTACA, which I really liked. Most recently I’ve watched Before the Flood, Fantastic Beasts & where to find them and Dr. Strange. There’s still some films I’d like to see in theatres in December, so I might get to my 28 films after all.
Fill a sketchbook every six months (2/2)
I don’t know how long it’s been since I discovered InkTober on Instagram, but I’ve wanted to participate for quite some time. This year I picked a small A6 notebook from my shelf and started drawing patterns in ink during the first week of InkTober. The second week I switched to witchy things and before I knew it, four weeks had passed and I finished my first InkTober. I’m basically in love with my InkTober sketchbook at the moment. One of the fun things about drawing in a smaller sized sketchbook is the way it seems to fill up more quickly. So I did not only finish InkTober in one month, I also started and finished a sketchbook in October!
Read lots of books
I wish I could tell you how awesome my reading goes, but alas, I’ve been in a reading slump for the past couple of months. I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish any of the book related points at this point. Even starting a reread of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hasn’t helped. #crisis
Go to Museum Night
At the beginning of December I had my last chance to go to a Museum Night in Belgium. As it found place in my beloved hometown of Ghent I didn’t hesitate to go. We visited only one museum, because both the Boy and I aren’t capable of a lot of walking at the moment. We went to MIAT, a museum about industry, labour and textile. It’s a lovely museum and seeing the old weaving machines at work (the noise!) was pretty great. They were also printing 2017 calendars on an old printing press, so we got ourself a free calendar.
Mari Kondo the shit out of everything I have
I’m not sure Mari Kondo would approve of the way I’m cleaning and deciding what I want to keep, but my action to have more space and less stuff in my house was definitely triggered by reading her book. It did make it easier for me to say goodbye to things I don’t use and to deal with the fact I’ll probably never will.
So far we already did one trip to the container park and two to the second-hand shop. I also donated a bunch of things to the art school I go to, gave a giant stack of paper & supplies to my mother-in-law so my boyfriend’s nieces and nephews have things to doodle on for the years to come and I gave a way three entire volumes of VTWonen magazine. There’s still some room for improvement, but I’m pretty happy with how things are at the moment.
Nope to the nopest
With only one month left for finishing my 28 in 28 list I already know a lot of things won’t get finished, so why not list the ones I’m officially quitting on? 😉
- Running 10k & doing 120 workouts. Both with the running and the workouts I had some issues with my knees. And now, after going through an MRI I’m getting physical therapy because I have some damage to my cartilage. It can’t heal, but hopefully it’ll become less painful. I wanted to run & do more workouts to lose some weight, but now my only option seems to be dieting. I’m not a big believer in diets (mainly in constant checking & the “ever after” part), so I’m on the lookout for something that fits me. I’m contemplating the 5 2 diet, because I need to punish myself only 2 days a week, which seems doable.
- All the reading things. Not gonna happen. I’ve tried everything (eg Harry Potter) and it’s not working. I’m too busy with too many things to make time to get lost in another world. I do miss it though.
- Go see and opera, ballet or musical. Fat chance that this is still going to happen. For one, these things are expensive. And they seem to sell out fairly quickly.
- I’m also fairly sure I’m not going to finish the “follow 25 Skillshare lessons” one. I did watch quite some of them, but I never made any of the projects, so I can’t really say I “followed” them.
I still have high hopes for spending a technology free weekend, photographing at dawn and making a zine.
A lot can happen in a month!