I grew up in AZ. When I was a kid, I remember marveling at the stars on evening walks with my Papa. But honestly, I feel like I haven’t seen the stars in years now. Too much noise and air pollution in Tucson and Phx now.
Find yourself a good rural spot because we’re losing our view of the stars! 5 months ago
How I did it:
Went to a little island in Thailand, Koh Tao. Signed up for their relatively inexpensive program.
Despite being certified to go on my own now, there's no friggin' way I'd go without an instructor!
It was like another world down there. So beautiful and alien. It filled me full of wonder. Read how I did it… 6 months ago
I LOVE goodreads. Love love love it.
^^ 6 months ago
It’s a book by Julia Cameron that offers a 12 week program for breaking out of creative limitations.
How I did it: I moved to Tasmania with my Aussie husband. It was a REALLY expensive and inconvenient place to live. I was also surprised at how xeno-phobic Hobart seemed.
I was glad when we decided not to live there permanently and we left about six months later.
It's beautiful country and the beer/wine is fantastic. But traveling around there, is too damned expensive. Even with a working holiday visa and a job I couldn't afford to see much of the country.
I'm not sure I'd recommend it. Read how I did it… 6 months ago
Okay this has been the slowest I’ve ever been for finishing a book. It’s not that it’s not riveting, it’s just…so depressing to think of all the ways that history…screwed us all over.
But at least it’s good to know there have always been people resisting. 6 months ago
I’m about one third of the way through a Mass Effect fanfiction. Whether or not it’s any good, there are at least a few followers who give a damn what happens next in the story and that’s enough for me.
I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying writing. I thought it’d be sort of like dieting. Feeling good about accomplishing a SHOULD but struggling with it. But actually, I’m really motivated to keep going. I wouldn’t call it easy, but I never have trouble with WANTING to keep it up. 6 months ago
Oh darlin’, I almost hate to make a suggestion. This is your process, do what you want!
However, if it were me, I’d start over from the beginning since your lapse has been a year. Actually I started quite a few times myself before I’d completed it all the way. The last time though, I skipped Chapter one cause I’d started it so many times, I had that chapter practically memorized. So yeah, give starting over a try, but if it feels super-redundant, start over wherever it feels fresh again. :)
How I did it: I tried Rosetta Stone...meh it was okay. I tried language exchange...usually turned out to be Koreans trying to get free English lessons so I didn't learn much there. Finally I just worked on vocabulary memorization. My grammar was atrocious, I'm sure, but the more I added to my personal word bank, the more I found I could recognize patterns in Korean speech and understand the translation of English TV shows on cable.
If I were staying in Korea another year, I'd join an official class to start working more on grammar and the form of the language. Alas I'm going home to America, so my studies probably won't progress much, but you never know, some interesting opportunity to take it up again may arise. :) Read how I did it… 19 months ago
How I did it: My friend and I agreed to do it together while on Spring Break vacation. I'd never been so scared in my life. I nearly peed my pants. But once I felt the cord hold my weight and stop my descent it was thrilling. What a rush! Read how I did it… 2 years ago
It made me want to live there and be a part of it. 2 years ago