Day 280

I went to bed a little late and did Guided Meditation – Blissful Deep Relaxation. I went back to one that I enjoyed instead of trying to find another new one. I really want one with the sounds of the ocean, healing and relaxing. Not asking for much, right? It was enjoyable and relaxing and I had a pretty okay sleep.

So this morning I worked out the problem with hubby being on vacation. It’s not that he’s distracting, it’s just that our day is not structured. When he goes to work he wakes at 7 am, I usually do too. Now we’ve been sleeping in, I’m not really starting my day until around 10 am, which instantly puts me behind and makes me feel less motivated to get things done. Oops, I used the M word. I have avoided discipline like the plague and that’s my bad. I gotta do better.

Hubby had to pop to the shops so I did my workout. It was humid again and everything in me didn’t want to do it. I pushed myself though and burned through it about 2 minutes quicker.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him practising snorkelling in his bubble bath for National Bubble Bath Day. One day he’ll go snorkelling in the ocean.

The next step on the creative ladder was a trip to Skillshare. I watched one watercolour lesson but she kept saying that I understood how to do multiple washes, which I do not, and the angle it was filmed at made it very confusing for my poor brain. I didn’t even attempt it. It did make it rather clear that I need some very very basic beginner lessons on the matter.

I then watched Magical Watercolor: Basic Techniques. This is a free class which goes over the basics: Materials, Water and Pigment, Filling, Gradients, Edges, Softening, Textures, Lighting and Colour Mixing. I didn’t test any of the things from the video I just sat there clutching my tray of watercolour paints.

I followed it up with watching a couple of random ‘How To’ videos on Youtube, still clutching my paints, still not painting. I wish it was National Hug Your Paints Day, because then my day would have at least made sense. Tomorrow I WILL watercolour. I said it, so now I have to. Thanks for being there to keep me on track.

The last few days of art-ing have been getting me down so by the afternoon I decided to do something off my happy list…. NAP TIME!! Hooray for a good nap. If you haven’t indulged in a nap this year put it on your to do list. You will thank yourself.

I hope your day has been everything you wanted it to be. Stay strong.


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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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