Lot 48: five things i wish i could do

April 24, 2015

five things i wish i could do

friday!!! this week has been kind of rough, i'm not going to lie.  sometimes life gets hard because of situations that you can't control.  all you can do is put on a brave face and keep fighting.  keep moving.

i thought it would be fun to talk about things i wish i could do.  because there are a few things that i feel like are holding me back in life.

1. play any sport.  i think it would be fun to get together with a group of people and play soccer of basketball or something.  but i am sooooo completely terrible at any sport, it is actually really sad.  and kind of pathetic.  i don't know what happened.  but i am the least athletic person ever.

2. play guitar. i can play basic chords, but i am pretty bad.  i learned the guitar by taking a class in college.  my dad is a guitarist and has a band and has played the guitar since i was 7.   when you first start playing guitar, whew! the tips of your fingers hurt so badly! and there are so many tricks and funky stuff that you can do with the guitar that i was never able to get.  the only song i can play is "the first cut is the deepest."  john mayer is a phenomenal guitarist and i admire my dad and absolutely love that i can bring him a song i want to sing, give him the chords, he listens to it twice and can just play it.  one of my favorite parts of going home for visits is jamming with my dad.  he has like a 5 pound binder filled with songs he knows that we can sing and we just go through them.  doesn't matter if he just did a 12 hour surgery and he is really tired or if i'm sick and my voice is shot, he always makes me jam with him whenever i go home. i love it so much.

3. be able to sightread piano.  just look at music and play without making mistakes.  i took piano growing up, and it takes me soooo long to learn a song.  i get frustrated really easily and often don't have the patience to learn the song.  i want to be perfect at it now!!

4. be fluent in spanish.  i took four semesters of spanish in college and i can read okay in spanish and when i listen to it, i can understand about 30% of what is being said.  but i wish i could speak it and listen and read and write fluently.  while busing tables at an italian restaurant where all the cooks and fellow busers only spoke spanish and i was taking my highest level of spanish as well, i was nearly fluent.  i would work all weekend and by sunday night i would dream in spanish.  immersion is for sure the best way to learn the language.  i really miss that.  i could conjugate in every way possible.  it was fabulous.  i think everyone should learn a second language.  but when you aren't around it, you lose it.  it kind of makes me sad.  it makes me sad that we aren't forced to learn a second language in elementary school.  my brother, who was our foreign exchange student from spain, speaks five languages, and when he lived with us, he was 15! that is the norm for europeans.  my children will speak at least 2 languages.  and i will become fluent with them.

5. enjoy cooking and errands.  but i just don't.  i hate cooking.  i really, really do.  i hate running errands, i don't really mind laundry, i don't like cleaning (but who does? monica from friends?)  but i do it.  but not the cooking or the grocery shopping.  i just hate it so much!! taran does it!! i think i can count on one hand the number of times i have done it since we got married.  i feel really bad about it.  i'm a bad wife.

ps. did you catch my guest post over at not entirely perfect this week?  i talk about what i would do if i had money!

pps. did you catch my interview on the lilac linnet?  we had "lunch!"

and now i want to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers! no, she really is! no lie! i love LOVE how much she talks about tv, a girl after my own heart! kay is my girl! she just renamed her blog and got a pretty new design too! also, if you love pretty little liars, you must read her blog! she is an expert on the show and gives theories and recaps on episodes and everything!


Tell us a little bit about what we will find on your blog.  Life? Recipes? Fitness?
My blog is a little bit like my life, which is all over the place! I hesitate to group my blog or myself into a category, but I guess you could call me a Lifestyle blogger. You'll find some things about my life, but you'll also find a lot of beauty, a lot of sports, the occasional recipe, and sometimes I blog about blogging. 

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
The list of people I'd want to have dinner with who have already passed is longer than my to-do list, so I'm going to choose someone who is still alive. I think I'd have to choose Sophia Bush. I've loved and admired her for years and years and I would just bet that a dinner with her would be full of incredible conversation and inspiration!

Describe your perfect Saturday
While I'd love to say something wild and crazy, my perfect Saturday would just be filled to the brim with warm sunshine, my fantastic friends and family, and laughs. So many laughs, because I think laugher can cure an awful lot of ailments. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or, what is your favorite place you have traveled to?
I could go on and on about my insane list of travel wishes, but currently I just absolutely need to go to London. I just currently have this ridiculous obsession with the British at the moment. I'm ridiculous, I know.

if you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
"It gets better." I think it was definitely something I wouldn't have believed or listened to, but definitely something I needed to hear. I tell my younger siblings all the time that it gets better and that none of the bad stuff lasts, because it doesn't.

have a fabulous weekend everyone! i am looking forward to this one being much more relaxing than the one before


  1. I am with you on pretty much ALL OF THESE. I want to be good at sports and also at music and I'm just not. I think this summer I'm going to get a keyboard so that I can finally figure out the piano. I'm looking forward to that.

    And a girl that's all about TV? I'm there!

  2. I can't do any of these things either, but I ESPECIALLY wish I enjoyed running errands/shopping. I love online shopping, but I HAAATE getting in my car, dealing with traffic, and then bumping into people while I'm trying to find things.

  3. I wish I were fluent in Spanish too. It would be super helpful!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  4. The only reason I'm not completely fluent in Spanish is myself. Like you, I took 2 years of it in college--Spanish is my husband's first language and it's all his family speaks when they're together. So, I have no excuse as far as not having opportunities to use it, but I'm just not very interested in it. I love learning and speaking Chinese on a daily basis...but today I was complaining just a little because my husband told me I really ought to write an email to my MIL in Spanish instead of English. Pure laziness. :P I absolutely agree that children should be taught a 2nd language in elementary school, and in America, Spanish is the most practical language to choose.


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