Day 42

Oh my! What a productive day.

I started the day with meditation with hubby, then did my double workout. I pushed myself hard and fast again and felt pretty exhausted by the end of it. Recovery time was much quicker than normal. I must be making progress!

My first attempt at Acrylic Painting
To see the Ray Grimes demonstration of this Landscape

By lunchtime I had started to watch some painting videos from Ray Grimes. You can check out his Youtube channel here. I picked one of the landscape paintings to try and recreate.

A couple of hours later, I had a painted canvas and a painted me.

I’d love to try painting again tomorrow but the one thing I did learn was my lounge room is far too dark to paint. A lot of little things I got wrong with this attempt happened because I couldn’t see the change in paint colour. It all looks so much more green under dull lamp light.

Here’s Day 9 of the writing challenge. If you’d like to see the full challenge details, click here. All 30 days will be posted here.

Day 9: Post some words of wisdom that speak to you

The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten. – Mac Miller*

Since starting my journey of improvement, this one has had a constant place in the back of my mind. Whenever I start to feel discouraged about the 2+ years I still have to go, I try and put focus onto how much I have already changed, even in the last 42 days.


*NOTE: I can’t remember where I first saw this quote. After Googling its origin, it seems it’s a quote from Mac Miller. If this isn’t the case, please let me know.

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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

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