Work This Out: January Goals

It’s almost halfway through the month, but whatever. In addition to saying “Yes Please” to more things, I’m going to try and do things that push me a little out of my comfort zone. I’ve said before, I’m not a very adventurous kind of person. I usually have to grip onto the Gryffindor part of me pretty hard and convince myself that I can do whatever is out of that zone. I haven’t died yet, so I know that I can do it.

Last year I stepped out of this zone by participating in a crazy amount of 5ks (more on those for 2016 coming later this week). But this year I’m going to try and push it a little bit more.Starting with January. But January is mostly going to be about planning out my comfort zones and where they end.

January Goals: Work This Out

(FYI: It should be noted that any time I can use a High School Musical song to explain something, I will.)


In March is Salt Lake Comic Con’s Fan Xperience. This past September was a pretty good experience for me. I had a ton of fun, but I spent 80% of the time in lines for photo ops. So with this one I’m going to focus on going to more panels and wandering the floor. But more importantly I’m going to go in cosplay. The first year of SLCC, I did a makeshift Castiel costume (and found some other awesome Castiels who then took over the TARDIS… get it? The Angels had the Phonebox?), but this year I’m planning on my first real cosplay that I actually have to find things for and put together and design. Jedi Ariel.

found on Deviantart

I found this picture on the interwebs and I loved how simple it is. I figured that since I already have the lightsaber (mine is a seafoam green color… appropriate) I should try my hand at this. So by the end of the month I’ll be narrowing down how exactly I’m going to do this. I’m working on making lists of supplies and what exactly needs to happen to accomplish it.

I’m SUPER new to cosplay, so if anyone is willing to give me tips on how to accomplish this, it would be greatly appreciated!


I’m going back to school! Well… sort of. I’m working with my company on getting certified in my position. It’ll be a lot of work and I’m VERY out of practice for school, but ultimately I think it’ll be really awesome.

That means work wise, the rest of January I’ll be researching where to go to take the classes I need to and planning out how and when I’ll take the tests.

I’m keeping January simple and easy. Mostly planning and figuring out how to accomplish thisย while balancing regular work life, home life, and nerd life.

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  • AH MY GAWD!!! I LOVE THAT IDEA FOR A COSPLAY!!!!!!!! *dies* I might have to steal it from you and try my hand it it myself one of these days… Ya know, once I lose weight and can actually LOOK good in that outfit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • That’s why I liked this version of Jedi!Ariel! Because it was something I could see myself wearing now and not feeling super self conscious about. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to put it all together that I’m running into.

      • Email me at and I’ll help you get started in any way I can. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love putting cosplays together.

  • Your two goals are great!! And that is an amazing cosplay! I hope you’ll share as it comes together. Best of luck with January’s goals!

    • Thanks! It’ll be my first try at a real cosplay so we’ll see how it goes!

  • Jedi Ariel! What a great idea, can’t wait to see how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚ And good luck on going back to school – you got this!

    • Thanks! I’m pretty nervous and excited for both aspects!

  • Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy

    I absolutely love that cosplay idea – can’t wait to see how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks! I’m starting to kind of put things together so it’ll be interesting to see if it all works.