Day 337

I tried a meditation guide made by Progressive Hypnosis; HEAL while you SLEEP ★ Your Cells are Listening Guided Meditation Focused on Healing. I must have found it relaxing because I fell asleep half way through. I’d like to give it another go and get a little more out of it. I woke up late, another sign the meditation was good.

When I got out of bad I had a crazy bad pain across the back of my shoulders, so I didn’t bother with a workout. I’ll pick that up again tomorrow. So with that not on the agenda, I got to art-ing.

I wanted to practice painting another scene with people in it in the most casual way possible (which is why it’s kind of terrible.) I was interested in seeing how I could build up the colours. This was my reference (which it looks nothing like.. at all…not even a little bit!)

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him having a relaxing day at home. He’s decided to catch up on some gaming with his sidekick Mr Soda and Mr Cheese Doodles. He’s also celebrating Cheese Doodle Day.

That little bit of art seemed to take up my whole day. While I worked on art, I listened/watched a whole heap of art-ing videos on Youtube. I finished the day with some French. Today wasn’t a complete waste but it sorta feels like it.

I hope your day has been filled with colour, creativity and happiness.


Day 130

So often you hear stories about when someone gives up on looking for love, they find the love of their life. Yesterday I proclaimed that I was giving up on sleep. Last night I slept well. I went to bed just before midnight, woke once briefly, then went back to sleep until 9 am.

Normally I would really enjoy the privilege of sleep but as I start running dungeons in WoW at 9.30 am, it didn’t give me much time to wake up. By the time I was half awake and had coffee in hand, it was about 9.25 am.

I spent most of the day playing WoW. It was a gloriously relaxed day and I kinda forgot about all responsibilites in the house or in the creative.

I was in more pain today than I have been in a while, so I ended up getting a nap in the afternoon. I hope my body feels the way it does because I worked out pretty hard through the week. I know stress used to make my pain worse but I’m not really feeling stressed. Just a little tired.

I finished the day with a delicious meal of steak and portobello mushrooms stuffed with balsamic onions and feta. So delicious. This has got to be my new favourite side for steak. Also a yummy treat for those who don’t eat meat.

I had some French for dessert. I only did about 10 minutes because it was almost time for me to write my post. It was a pretty good practice though. It could almost be time for me to learn some new words.

Today was an indulgent day of relaxing and yummy food. I hope your day was filled with all the nicest things that make you smile and feel good.

Happy weekend.


Day 41

I had the worst sleep that I’ve had in a very long time. It felt like I spent more time awake then asleep. The pain in my legs was insane. By morning I was a grumpy, crying heap. I tried to soak it away in a hot shower but it didn’t help much.

By mid morning I knew that I would just have to work out, so I did. I got through both workouts, hard and fast. I can feel a nice workout ache in my arms and shoulders.

I have failed on a creative level again. The closest I got to creative was speaking to someone who is into drawing and arts and crafts. Although it was nice having conversation (I know, a real human conversation!! Craziness) about knitting and drawing. She was most encouraging. I got to see a drawing she did when she first started and then an updated version she did recently. It’s amazing to see how much someone can grow when they’re dedicated.

I’m glad the photo challenge is a week event because I did not get a photo with ‘shadows’ today. When I look around my home and yard, I don’t find a lot to get creative with. Probably not my houses fault, just my under developed creative muscle.

Tomorrow is another day for me to achieve in. Good luck to all those with unfinished projects. Tomorrow is your day!!!

Here’s Day 8 of the writing challenge. If you’d like to see the full challenge details, click here. All 30 days will be posted here.

Day 8: Share something you struggle with

Discipline. I know that I cannot rely on being motivated or inspired. Those are feelings that come and go. Discipline is knowing you have a job to do and getting it done, no matter what the feels. This is my daily struggle.


Day 20

Started the day with a workout. I think I actually missed it over the weekend. I might try and do 7 days this week. I’ll see how my body likes that idea by the end of the week.

I’ve been living with chronic pain in my arms and legs for over eight years. Sometimes it affects my shoulders, neck and back too. I know that working out will help strengthen my body. I’m looking forward to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but the tunnel sure does feel long.

Although it’s not much, I have finally ordered some knitting supplies and painting supplies. Hopefully they’ll be here sometime this week and I can get underway. Creative is close and it’s exciting.

My brain keeps ticking over with all the creative projects I want to start. Tomorrow I’ll try working on some writing stuff. Make a list. I think I like lists a little too much. After living so unorganised for so long, it’s gotta be helpful, right?