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January Progress Report

· New year, new me ·

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January is the start of a frustratingly slow transition. I’m dropping off on most of my portfolio items as I prepare for a career change. I hope to have an update on that by the end of February.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day, but one. (On that day, I wore workout clothes, no makeup, and hiked along the coast.)
Shared a 6-day Washington State casual capsule
Answered reader question about my hand coverings.
Showed you three ways to wear a houndstooth sweater skirt over three days.
Asked your opinion on what color I should dye two thrifted shirts.




Photography
Volunteered services for veterans’ headshots. (Still working on scheduling the session dates.)

Speaking
Led four 1-day seminars. My 3-day seminar was cancelled due to the government shutdown.

Writing
No action taken

Acting/Modeling
Recorded video auditions for two roles.

Styling
No action taken

Mum’s the word on the career front, but I can tell you that I’ve started dancing, again! I’m back in ballet classes and have started tango. I’m enjoying the mental and physical challenge. And it keeps me distracted while I wait for the slow wheels of bureaucracy to turn.

December Progress Report

· The darkest month ·

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December was an ending. The end of waning days. The end of the year. The end of this current phase of my career. As the days lengthen, I will be pursuing new opportunities. (Don’t worry: I intend to keep up the #ootd blogging.)

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day
Updated you on my wardrobe palette.
Shared a 6-day Southern California business casual capsule
Answered a reader question about my on-the-road fitness routine.


Photography
No action taken

Speaking
Led eight 1-day seminars and one 2-day seminar.
Recorded a 1-hour webinar

Writing
Wrote the Wardrobe Palette post and the Fitness on the Road posts.
Wrote the 7000 words of the webinar script.

Acting/Modeling
No action taken

Styling
No action taken

In January, February, and March, I will slow down my speaking and traveling schedule to focus my efforts on new opportunities. Stay tuned!

November Progress Report

· Making the earth whirl softly ·

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With the exception of Thanksgiving, I was well occupied with speaking and seminar preparation. Of course, I took plenty of pictures, along the way.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day
Celebrated my 42nd birthday by throwing autumn leaves about my hotel room and crawling around on the floor
Shared a 6-day Oregon Fall capsule
Took you thrifting with me at Eugene’s Goodwill Boutique on Broadway
Answered reader questions in two mail bag posts: Growing Out Gray and my Favorite Photo Spot.
Showed you 4 ways to wear a trench dress
Shared a recipe for Cranberry Walnut Bars


Photography
No action taken

Speaking
Led ten 1-day and two and a half 2-day seminars. (Half of one 2-day seminar fell in October.)
Recorded a 1-hour webinar

Writing
I wrote quite a bit for the blog and the webinar script (on business writing) was 7800 words

Acting/Modeling
I submitted myself for a few roles and completed one video audition

Styling
No action taken

In December, I’ll do the last of my intense traveling. I’m ready to spend some time at home and let the earth whirl on around me.

October Progress Report

· Life in the air ·

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With an 11-day vacation this month, I didn’t get much “work” done, but I did have the chance to plan and execute my largest travel capsule, yet!

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day.
Celebrated my 11th blogoversary!
Shared an 11-day capsule from our Cincinnati and Disney World vacation.
Took you thrifting with me at a True Weave


Photography
No action taken. My two October shoots are postponed.
Speaking
Led five 1-day, one 90-minute, and half a 2-day seminar. (The other half of the 2-day seminar fell in November)

Writing
No action taken. Shame on me! I will make the most of time off around Thanksgiving and make some progress.

Acting/Modeling
I submitted myself for a few roles and completed one video audition.

Styling
Pretty much no action taken. I’ve been using Thumbtack but have become disenchanted with the process. I have to pay a fee to submit quotes, and I don’t even book enough of those requests to pay for the quoting fees. I need to explore other platforms for connecting with clients.

In November, I’ll stay on the west coast. I’ll be in California for most of the month, but get to head up to Washington at the end. There will definitely be another travel capsule! And, although, you don’t see them, I ALWAYS bring flip-flops (and a bathing suit) for the hotel hot tub.

September Progress Report

· Staying cool up north ·

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September was full of long weekends. Besides Labor Day, I spent two additional weekends with friends in family in Alaska and Washington.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day.
Shared two 8-day capsules: Alaska and Pacific Northwest.
Took you thrifting with me at a St. Vincent’s Super Thrift and the L Street Goodwill. (The thrifting posts take me quite a bit of time to compile. That is why I still have one trip from August and one from September to share!)



Photography
No action taken. I have two shoots scheduled for October.

Speaking
Led one 2-day and ten 1-day seminars.

Writing
No action taken. I have a couple of half-started pieces.

Acting/Modeling
I submitted myself for a few roles, but had conflicts with most of the current projects’ shoot dates.

Styling
Submitted four quotes

In October, I’ll travel to the eastern time zone and intend to wear as many hats as possible.

August Progress Report

· Jet set summer ·

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August’s travel left little time for much besides speaking and outfit posts.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day.
Shared my 7-day Calirado Capsule with you.
Showed you how to dye a blue garment to olive.
Took you thrifting with me at a Denver arc store.


Photography
No action taken. It’s been hot as balls. As I do not have a studio, I take most of my photographs outdoors. No one wants their picture taken when it’s 100°.
Speaking
Led fifteen 1-day seminars on subjects including supervision, team-building, creativity, listening, mentorship, personal finances, communication, fitness, grammar, and business writing.

Writing
No action taken. I’ve got a list of ideas, though.

Acting/Modeling
No action taken

Styling
Submitted seven quotes
Completed my first closet consultation with a man. (It was a great experience!)

In September, I return to Alaska! I’ll also be doing a grand tour of the Pacific Northwest. I’m looking forward to wearing all the fall things while in cooler climes.

Upcoming Calirado Capsule

· Constraint breeds creativity ·

In my closet consultation session on Saturday, I created a capsule to help my client break out of his wardrobe ruts. I decided I needed a dose of the same medicine. I’m doing a 7-day capsule for the next week. I’ll wear the outfits in Northern California, Southern California, and Colorado. I’ve got one skirt, one pair of pants, one tank, one tee, one long-sleeved tee, one blazer, a denim jacket, and three pairs of shoes (boots, mules, and loafers). I’ll use accessories and varied pairings to create seven looks. Here’s a preview of the planned outfits:


I promise to iron this blazer, before actually wearing it!

July Progress Report

· Hot so hot ·

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I spent most of the month in the Sacramento area and was quite productive.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day.
Shared my obsession with olive pants.
Began a Slice of Life category with a post on paddleboarding with my dog, Jackson.
Attended my second Sacramento Bloggers meeting.
Showed you 3 ways to wear one dress over 3 days.
Answered reader mail on my laundry habits and my schedule.
Shared how to wear your entire closet.


Photography
Photographed my friend Leah in her Obon get-up.
Took Jaz’s senior portraits.


Speaking
Led one 3-day and six 1-day seminars on subjects including presentation skills, grammar and business writing, supervising, leadership, and strategic communication.
Gave a speech for our televised Toastmasters meeting.

Writing
Told you what it’s like to be named Kasmira.
Ranted about the MMLaFleur statement that “your clothes should be the least interesting thing about you.”

Acting/Modeling
Submitted three video auditions.
Auditioned in person for a short film.

Styling
Submitted four quotes but did not book any clients.

August heat is even more brutal than July’s. I’ll find some relief in Washington state, but I’m sure I’ll do some sweating in Arizona! (I’m also headed to Colorado, perhaps the state with the most unpredictable weather. Will it be snowing or blazing hot?)

June Progress Report

· The longest month ever ·

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I love that I do something different every week. I’m in different locations, working on different competencies. It takes an enormous amount of energy, though, to constantly be switching and changing. The mental and emotional drain makes for some long days (and a long month!)

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day, except June 15. (I didn’t leave my home office, all day.)
Shared my tips on staying covered, yet cool, this summer: Hot Weather Modesty.
Took you shopping with me at St Vincent de Paul and the Assistance League of Sacramento.


Photography
Worked on getting my photo galleries created. It’s slow going!

Speaking
Led one 2-day and seven 1-day seminars on subjects including critical thinking, communication, team building, and workplace harassment.
Judged presentations at the California state 4-H Horse Classic.

Writing
No action taken.

Acting/Modeling
Submitted three video auditions
Auditioned in person for a short film.

Styling
Submitted quotes but did not book any clients.

July is an entire day longer than June, but I have less scheduled. Let’s see if I can use that extra day to my advantage and get some of my important, but not urgent, tasks done and round out the neglected portions of my portfolio.

May Progress Report

· I’ve been on the move! ·

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I made my money with my mouth this month, speaking to groups across the country – both with Skillpath and Learning Exchange.

WhatIWore2Day
Posted every day.
Shared a capsule wardrobe: Midwest May 4-Day.
Began a new X Days X Ways series with three stylings of my short kimono jacket over three days.
Shared the hidden cost of thrifted shoes.
Took you shopping with me at Family Tree Thrift Shoppe.

Photography
No photography clients, this month!

Speaking
Led a personal style workshop for the Learning Exchange: Work That Wardrobe.
Led two 2-day, five 1-day, and two 1-hour seminars on subjects including communication, time management, and WordPress.

Writing
No action taken.

Acting/Modeling
No auditions in May

Styling
No action taken.

Reviewing May, I see that I need to make an effort to consciously pursue the neglected parts of my portfolio. And speaking of portfolios, I should start with getting the portfolios built on my Photography page.