Day 92

I woke a little before 7 am and was tempted to go back to sleep. That temptation didn’t last long when my dog, Homer, decided it was time to go outside. Morning had started and I didn’t wanna. I’d love to bounce out of bed and get my French and drawing done before hubby even leaves but most days it’s just me scowling over a cup of coffee and wondering why mornings even exist.

Once hubby had left for work, I jumped straight into my workout. I wasn’t fuelled by French rage today and finished right on the 30 minute mark. My body was feeling fatigued and made some of the exercises harder than they should have been. Still a good work out though.

I was going to start French when I got distracted looking for inspiration for my next painting or what I like to call ‘putting off doing French.’ Knowing that this was what I was doing, I put an end to my search and dived into the cold French pool. The water was lukewarm. What? All the words I didn’t know yesterday have actually been making it through my brain matter. I remembered words! Huzzah!!

I spent a good while doing the ‘travel’ level and then did some timed practices. I did well enough that I wanted to keep trying, I did bad enough that I wanted to keep trying, I just kept trying. I can happily say that there was no French rage to be had today. Good thing I’d already done my workout.

I was excited about today’s drawing challenge topic; Owls. When I was a teenager we had an owl come and visit every night. It would sit on the clothes line. It was a cute little brown owl. I had originally thought of drawing a baby owl because they are adorable but then I found a picture, which lead to a video, which was the inspiration for the little family of owls.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
40 Day Drawing Challenge on Three Peas, One Pod

I didn’t feel like working on my story today or I didn’t feel like editing my story today. I did it anyway. I worked on it for about 30 minutes, adding and deleting things before giving it over to a grammar checker. I was nervous. I barely remember anything I learned about writing when I was in school. Luckily, I wasn’t far off the mark. I only had to rewrite a couple of sentences and fix a couple of spelling mistakes. There’s still so much to revise and check. This could take days before I’m back to writing new material.

I made some good progress on my new knitting project; a beanie. I got through the lower ribbing and will start on the body soon. Finishing the top seems scary but there’s only one way to learn how to do it, just do it!

30 Day Blog Challenge – All my answers will be posted here.

Day 12: Bullet point your whole day

  • Woke up
  • Worked out
  • Did 30 minutes of French
  • Drew a family of owls
  • Edited the story I’ve been writing
  • Knit for 2 hours
  • Did the dishes
  • Played mobile games
  • Ate dinner
  • Finished this post

I think the bad feels are starting to lift. It’s definitely easier to deal with bad feels when I’m neck deep in creative and learning.

Bonne journée.


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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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