Little Accomplishments – June 23rd, 2017

Little Accomplishments – June 23rd, 2017

What have you accomplished this week?

Welcome back to this week’s Little Accomplishments, everybody!

I’m going to start by saying, how is it Friday again??!! I’m pretty sure I just hit “publish” on last week’s Friday post, LOL! I have no idea if time is flying like this for anyone else, but I am truly in shock. I mean, what?!

Alright. I won’t continue to ramble on in this scattered manner. Although I’m tempted to, haha

I hope that you all had a great week! As you know, mine sped by, but some great and definitely unexpected things happened over the course of these past seven days, and I’m thankful for each one of them. Some of them I have shared below, but others I’m keeping private for personal reasons. Without further ado, let’s get into this.

Let’s celebrate all of life’s joys – no matter how small!

This past week, I…

  • started learning the piano keyboard. (Last Sunday, my mom was considering donating our piano keyboard, which we’ve had for years but I’ve never had an interest in. Suddenly, I got the notion in my head to see if it and the stand fit in my room – specifically in the corner where I’ve been keeping my electric guitar [which I still can’t play], and to my delight, it did. Since that day, I’ve been watching videos on YouTube and familiarizing myself with the keys, notes, major chords, scales, and other tips and tricks that I come across to help me learn. The quickness of this decision, and how much I’m suddenly loving it, truly appears to be inspired by the Lord. So I’m going along with it and enjoying every step of the way. I think I’ve already fallen in love with it. ❀ If you play the piano, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to chat with you.)

  • organized my closet. (It’s difficult for me to find a way to make everything in there work together organization-wise, as it’s so narrow, but I have it set up pretty nicely for now! I’m always finding ways to improve it haha)
  • started a new coloring page. (This one is a neat, intricate butterfly that I colored using lots of different colors instead of similar tones like I usually do! I can’t decide if I should leave it as is, or add more color. I think I’ll figure that out this upcoming week.)

  • began learning Spanish 5 on Memrise. (The first part of the course is all about sports lingo – specifically, futbol. That means that I’m learning how to say ‘that’s a foul!’ and ‘he’s the best player of the year’ and things like that, lol. I might need to discuss sports stuff like this in Spanish at some point in my life hahaha, but definitely no time soon!)
  • finally started reading Head in the Clouds. (I’ve been eyeing this novel on Goodreads for a while now – it’s been on my ‘to read’ shelf for so long – and I finally got it from the library when I accidentally found it last week, haha! I will definitely be reviewing it sometime soon because I’m only on the second chapter and I already love it so much.)

{Bonus Segment: Little Future Accomplishments}

Oooh! How exciting! Am I right?! I’ve never shared a to-do list on here before πŸ˜€ These posts are always about things I’ve done, haha, but I have some different things I’m wanting to get done this upcoming week, so I thought it’d be a good idea to hold myself accountable, lol. Let’s see how many I can check off next Friday.

  • learn the major piano scales.
  • further acquaint myself with piano lingo (what terms are used and when).
  • finish reading Head in the Clouds (can I do it in a week? I think I can!).
  • paint a new watercolor painting.

I’m sure I’ll have more to share next week, but these are the four biggest things! (And honestly, the third one is a stretch. We’ll see about that one.)

Happy Friday, everyone! ❀ xxx

~

Comment what YOU’VE done this week down below – last Saturday through today!

— Maggie

55 thoughts on “Little Accomplishments – June 23rd, 2017

  1. You’ve accomplished much. I am in love with the cover of that book. I hope you enjoy it. I don’t play the piano but would love to. I hope you keep us updated. πŸ™‚ Also, I am loving that butterfly! I think its perfect as it is, but if you want to add more color, that’s fine. Have a blessed Friday.

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    1. Aw thank you, Diana πŸ™‚ Yes, I’m really enjoying the book so far! I’ll be giving piano learning updates every now and then, definitely πŸ™‚ Thanks! I hope you’re having a great Friday, too.

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  2. I love that you count your little accomplishments! I started doing that in a little notebook a while back, because I realized I wasn’t counting those as anything. Writing those down really helped and made me realize I was being more productive (which is super important to me) than I thought and resulted in me being a bit happier. I love this post and can’t wait to read more.

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  3. Awesome accomplishments, Maggie! I love that you are learning to play the piano keyboard, that’s amazing! And I love coloring, I just started a new one last night. I’m still trying to get started on organizing my closet…It’s a disaster in there. lol. I’ve had a blah week in the sense that I haven’t felt very good, but I am happy to report that I managed to keep my house clean this week (minus the closet – haha), journaled a good bit, and have been very diligent with promoting my blog on all of my social media outlets. It’s certainly more work than I ever anticipated but I really do love it! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Brittney! The piano keyboard is so much fun. So is coloring! Haha yeah, why are closets hard to get looking nice? πŸ˜‚ I’m sorry you didn’t feel great last week. I hope this upcoming week is better for you πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ve been learning piano for, oh, gosh… has it really been 11 years? The thing about learning an instrument is that you never stop learning. My teacher is currently trying to get me to learn more modern things, which I guess is a good thing, but I find more modern music very confusing. My favorite music is Baroque music. The other thing about learning the keyboard is that if you stick with it long enough you will start pining for an acoustic piano. Better start saving up! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Hi! I’ve been learning the piano with a teacher. The key thing while learning an instrument is to not give up and to play it everyday , there were many times where I wanted to give up partly because Im doing grades and do not enjoy them but I didn’t give up! I’m so thankful for not giving up because I love playing the piano so much, I think that the 1st couple of years are the hardest then it’s a piece of cake πŸ™‚ I wish you good luck with your piano journey!

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    1. Hi there! That is so awesome:) πŸ’™ Yes! Playing every day is sooo important. It’s helping keep everything fresh in my mind. I’m loving the piano; too!Thank you so much! I wish the same to you. xx

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  6. Maggie, you are such a busy little bee πŸ™‚ It’s so cool you are learning the piano. πŸ™‚ I took lessons when I was younger but then my parents couldn’t afford it any longer, and there wasn’t youtube, ummmm or even an internet hahahaha. The butterfly is a-ma-zing! I think it looks great but I also know when I am looking at something, I’ve drawn, there’s always that, hmmm maybe it needs this, lol. Even if you add more colour, or if you don’t it still looks great.

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    1. Haha indeed! I’m always busy with something, which I really enjoy πŸ™‚ I’m sorry you had to stop because of the cost. I am so thankful for YouTube! It has taught me so much. Without it, I wouldn’t have ever gotten into music, as I can’t afford a teacher, either. Thank you! I love how it turned out, too; I’m just wondering if I should fill in the green and red on the wings a bit more. I’ll probably leave it as-is πŸ™‚

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  7. Well done Maggie! I think you learning the piano keyboard is a great idea. I so wish I could play a musical instrument. I have to just make time and commit to it. The colouring page also looks lovely. A second language is always a plus. I use Duolingo top learn Spanish but I will look into Memrise. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Cherylene! I’m loving learning the piano. Yes, it takes time, and practice, practice, practice πŸ™‚ Aw thanks! Yes learning a second language has proved to be fun and so helpful for me. Memrise is great! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  8. Reading your posts makes me feel accomplished and encourages me to get out, do new things, and get stuff done. : ) I have such an appreciation for those who can play the piano. You’re doing awesome! God definitely has a reason for inspiration and great things are going to be done because of your willingness to listen. Have a great weekend!

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  9. These are great, good job! I moved in to my very first apartment with my boyfriend this past weekend and starting working at my new job (same position, just transferred store locations). We still haven’t had time to move EVERYTHING in, but I’ll work on it more this weekend when I’m off and hopefully post some pictures (:

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Cherylene! ❀ xxx I'm sorry I'm just now seeing this! It ended up in my spam folder. I'll come by that post shortly. I hope you have a blessed evening πŸ™‚

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  10. Wow! So lucky to be learning the piano, that is one of the things I’ve always wanted to learn. Piano and guitar! The butterfly is so cute☺️ either way will be fine if you decide to add more color or not.
    Every time I organize my closet it only lasts a week maybe lol if that.

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    1. It is so much fun!! I hope that you have the opportunity to learn the piano keyboard one day ☺️ thank you!! I won’t color it anymore; I like it how it is. ❀ haha yeah!! Closets don't like staying clean πŸ˜‚

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  11. I wish I had continued to play piano when I was young. Don’t give it up, Maggie! You’ll regret it if you do. The butterfly is so pretty! Be sure to post if you add colors. I need to clean out our closet but I also need to do about 100 other things, too!
    My week that you posted about was busy as heck getting ready for my son’s wedding. I baked up a storm, got my hair cut, and did all the last minute things I needed to do. This week I’m taking it super easy.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I saw the post with pictures from his wedding, and it looks like you all had a wonderful day and celebration! ❀ haha you're right, I will regret it if I stop learning the piano. I'm playing every day as often as I can, and I don't intend on stopping that any time soon. πŸ™‚ I've missed your comments!

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  12. Love your post! πŸ˜€

    I tried learning the piano when I was a kid, but I had no patience. I can play a song or two by ear, but I would like to get back into it. I know which key is which when it comes to A, B, C, etc, but when it comes to reading the sheet music, I don’t quite get it. By the time I pick out which note to hit, the timing is lost – not than I understand when to hit each note anyway. πŸ˜‚

    I have that same closet problem. I’m not sure whether to blame it on not enough space, or too many clothes… XD

    That novel’s cover makes me want to read it so much! That reminds me of me, reading a book and walking right off the edge of the porch. πŸ˜‚ I’ve never done that, but it sounds like something I would do! I can’t wait to read your review once you read it. πŸ™‚

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