Nanowrimo didn’t happen this year. I started doing Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, but then quit.
Yesterday, I went to a Write-a-thon at a local writing studio. It wasn’t particularly productive, but it was nice to be in a space with writers. So last night, I got The Artist’s Way out again and am going to try again. It’s not even a matter of cultivating the writer within, but tapping into creativity and the flow of artistic energy.
Today I wrote a bit, did some exercises from The Artist’s Way, and drew.
movies in the park with friends!
seeing a friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in ages (and her adorable chihuahua dog)
However, I baked muffins when I got home from work. I forgot how much I love baking.
great brunch with friends
basically a great day hanging out with friends and then getting stuff I needed to get done (grocery shopping, laundry) done
also, weather was amazing.
great yoga class
saw Exposé at Market Days with my friends, got to dance a bit
just had a really fantastic time hanging out with my friends
3-hour work days
going shopping after work with a friend
going to lunch afterwards
yoga (although I was too full from lunch to fully appreciate or enjoy the class)
Looked at another great apartment. This was all that was good about today, as far as I recall.
Another really rough day, so this is a struggle.
I looked at a really beautiful apartment that I hope I can live in.
I’m really struggling with this because I feel like I’m in this endless cycle of people disappointing me or hurting me or betraying me, and then having to work to forgive them, and then the cycle repeating again.
Is it even worth it?
(I am literally so angry right now, it’s making me sick to my stomach, so I’m digging down deep)
Caribou Coffee is delicious
I used some of my angry energy and cleaned
seeing a beautiful apartment giving me hope for my apartment search
a sultry summer evening for the movie in the park
a good yoga class
my brother liking his birthday presents
amazing brunch with a good friend
beach time with friends at the lake!
finishing my 40 day yoga sadhana with a wonderful class
FINALLY seeing The Dark Knight
seeing an apartment in a cool building
*three-hour workdays on Fridays in August!
*finding a pair of jeans that fits (although I have to get them tailored as they’re too long). Since I haven’t bought a new pair of jeans in over three years, this feels GREAT!
*dressing up and looking cute
Yesterday was Day 40! I can’t believe it’s over, the forty days went by surprisingly quickly. And even though I didn’t manage to get on the mat every single day for the forty days (I missed maybe four or five days max), I still consider this a success and I can’t wait to do it again. This sadhana was about the physical for me, and for my next forty days I want to really get into the mental. So.
I did it!
huddled under a blanket with friends outside during a downpour
sultry summer evenings
making it through the day
drinking lots of water after yoga
yoga and riding my bike (as always)
making plans to get my own apartment and make having roommates a thing of the past
So close to the end! It’s been a good experiment for me, and I’ve only missed maybe two or three days, days where I wasn’t able to at least get on the mat and do something, anything. So, really, I’d say that this was pretty successful!