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So I’m a little behind. Week 2 has taken me two weeks to do. But I’ve been on top of everything except my assignments, so I’m not too worried about it.
Morning Pages – I’ve done them faithfully every morning. A few times I’ve given myself a break from three pages and done two instead, becaue my handwriting is small and my notebook is large and they’ve been taking about an hour to complete rather than the 30 minutes she mentions. When this notebook is full (which will happen soon) I’ll buy a more apporpriately sized one. I often write about my desires for the day, and I notice that those things are getting done – through my works or despite them – far more efficiently than is usually the case. Also, I have combined my morning pages with a dream journal, and at first this was not working; I’d be so busy writing ‘whatever’ that I was distracted from remembering my dreams. But lately that has changed, and the pages often start with a few paragraphs about my dreams or else little memories of my dreams will float into my mind as I’m writing and I’ll include them.
Artist Date: I had a great artist date last week. There is a lot of crazy stuff going on in Copenhagen now with the COP15 meetings, so I rode around and photographed a lot of it. This was really the first time I let myself experience all the energy that this conference is generating, rather than just being taken aback by it. I had a great time and was really excited to show my photos. Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve enjoyed taking photos! I still have to do my date this week, but I’ve got until Sunday.
Assignments: I don’t know why I put off doing my assignments for so long! Sure, there were some days when I was just busy taking in all of the climate change events going on, but I know there were plenty of other moments when I could have made some time. When I finally sat myself down to do this this afternoon I really enjoyed the introspection; I was confused as to why I had put it off for so long. One assignment asked me to list 10 things I like to do and then do some of them. I listed 43t. I haven’t done much with this site in the last couple weeks. I think it’s because I was behind on my artist way stuff and I had to face that as soon as I looked at my list, so I just didn’t look at it. It felt wonderful to update the site and to be able to give myself credit for things accomplished.
Other Issues: The one thing I’ve been terrible about are reading over the affirmations and basic principles. Something about this kind of repetition of stuff that I don’t entirely believe (yet) feels so hoaky. So I’m trying to get past that.