Fantasy? Goal? Attention Span?
June 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
I spend most of my time on the internet on feminist blogs, on Ravelry, and on Etsy. It’s a trifecta of gendering. Even my fantasies are gendered. In them I do more than knit endless stockinette stitch and click around and think about blogging. No, in these I finish every project that I start. My determination outweighs my tiredness. I am a Crafter, and I sell something fabulous on Etsy. Something wondrous to wear because I love clothes (and fabric and poems and feminism, yeesh). And this is my JOB!
My other dream, which I am slacking on right this very moment, is a Fulbright. To Hungary. To interview the women who make Kalocsa embroideries. I want their stories and the stories of their families. I want a book out of this.
I am further along here, though I still need a publisher. I have been studying Hungarian for the last 18 months (it’s hard). My mother’s family is from Hungary. I have friends of friends in Hungary. This can’t be classified as a dream anymore. It’s a goal. And I’ll be visiting Hungary soon to test my shaky pronunciation on unsuspecting cabdrivers and waitstaff throughout Budapest.
I’ll tell you something though: it’s hard to take concrete action on your goals the week before you get married. Just saying.