Saturday, January 31, 2015

NaBloPoMo January 2015 Day 5: Worst Habit

Monday, January 5, 2015
Tell us about your worst habit? 

Four letter word: can't.

I have a tendency to be very negative a lot of the time. I'll argue or be contrary or complain a lot of the time.

Friday, January 16, 2015

NaBloPoMo Day 4: HoneLife Vulnerability Challenge: I Resolve

Over on HoneLife, I'm participating in their Vulnerability Challenge and keeping toward the original goal of doing it all in video form.



Hi I'm Emma. In 2015, I will continue to be great at my daily self-reiki practice and I will become even better at staying positive.

NaBloPoMo January 2015 Day 3: Free Write: Adapting the Artist's Way

One of my new year's goals is to finally finish The Complete Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, but I've adapted it to cope with my health and mental health issues that make it very difficult to practice on Cameron's terms.  We've been sick since we've started so it's been hard even doing the adapted version we compiled, but it doesn't feel as overwhelming to look at with the adaptation.

Here's some of the things weve changed:

1. Morning Pages -> can be written any time, do not have to be 750 words/3 pages, just need to make it a habit to write something. We're aiming for 50-100 words per session, but it's okay if there's less.

2. Weekly tasks + check ins:  lack of detail in stories is fine as long as we have a "focal description" that triggers that particular story, list tasks can be arbitrarily shortened, try to do at least 3 tasks, can always do tasks another week if necessary

3. Reading Deprivation Week is modified to allow reading for classes & above tasks but each pleasure read from the mission 101 list and/or our reading pile has to be matched with 100 words or some other creative thing somewhere

4. Artist Dates and Weekly Walks do not have to be done outside of errands, weekly walk can be shorter than 20 minutes

Saturday, January 3, 2015

NaBloPoMo January 2015: Day 2: Keeping Resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015: Do you actually keep your resolutions? Tell us about a time when you were particularly successful. 

Usually, I think the response is probably "Not Exactly". I usually keep to the spirit more than the letter of resolutions. I haven't had a particularly successful year that I can remember in the recent past other than the fact that I have in the past two years somehow managed to meet my Inking It Out writing pledges in spite of giving up on tracking the wordcounts each month due to constantly running into low spoons.

Friday, January 2, 2015

NaBloPoMo Jan 2015 Day 1: Resolutions

Thursday,  January 1, 2015: What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them.
Be more confident
Be more positive
A total of 100k words broken up into: 25k original fiction,  25k fanfiction predominantly in Ace Attorney longfics, 25k NaBloPoMo/modified morning pages, 25k reviews
Finish adapted version of The Complete Artist's Way
 Videoblog on personal account
Videoblog on plurality account
Get and keep a job for 3 months
Letter Month 21 letters/postcards in February
Finish Pre-CPS training
Finish Pathways to Recovery workbook
Finish Goddess Girl book
Finish Mission 101 list

Being more confident is a resolution because thats the word we chose to define 2015.
Being more positive was a suggestion from my fiance.
100k words is the grand total for both our pledges in Get Your Words Out and Inking It Out
Finishing the adapted version of The Complete Artist's Way is a personal goal modified with tricks from another Cameron book that translated fairly well toward low spoons
Videoblogging on both accounts is a personal goal because I want to get more comfortable in front of a webcam
Getting and keeping a job for 3 months is a personal goal for development reasons
Letter Month 21 letters/postcards in February - I try this every year and want to try again
Pre-CPS training - precursor retirement for one of my 5 year plans
Finish Pathways to Recovery - same reason as above
Finish Goddess Girl - an overdue giveaway review book
Finish Mission 101 list - this has a deadline before the end of the year, so it's a thing


Saturday, December 27, 2014

OneWord365: Confidence

I'm still planning on keeping "resolutions/goals" for the new year, but I definitely see the appeal of this kind of tribe building within the One Word 365  tribe challenge. I'm going to try it for 2015 and see what happens with this. It's possible it could be neat!

There were a lot of words I could have chosen, but I've decided CONFIDENCE is going to be my 2015 word.

I want this year to be about personal power and feeling confident on whatever paths I take.



Sunday, February 23, 2014

NaBloPoMo Feb 2014 Day 14: Something I Love

Friday, February 14, 2014 
Show Me Fridays: upload an image to your blog (with or without words) of someone you love deeply.

I would have put up a picture of my fiance, but I don't have a recent picture of him and he is very much against me taking his picture, so... Instead, you guys get an old cameraphone picture of his cat who I love just as much as him because she's a really sweet old lap cat named Tabitha, Tabby for short.