Day 224

It was a normal morning that started just after 7 am. Once hubby had bounced off to work, I worked out. I really really didn’t feel like it but I also know that sometimes you gotta ignore the feels and just get the job done. I worked out hard and I’m still feeling it.

I was thinking of practising drawing lips, so I avoided that by jumping into some French revision. It was a fairly successful practice. Once I was done, I decided to sing…and not just because I was still wearing a headset (or for that exact reason.) I sang for about 40 minutes. I am getting pretty close to having a song recorded that I like. The morning had started well and I was on track for having an extra productive day.

Then it was time for lips. UGH! I looked at so many drawing tutorials. Draw shapes. Draw lines. Draw things, add some shading and done. Ohhh nooooo. That isn’t how it worked. I am struggling to draw lips. This is going to take years of research and piles of eraser shavings. I don’t think my failed lip attempts started my bad mood but there was a bad mood brewing.

I was going to log onto WoW for a bit of relaxing before trying round two of art. I couldn’t log on. I’m starting to dread logging on. It made me feel agitated.

I wanted to be distracted and get some housework done. Then I saw a new message from Hubby. He proceeded to message me for about 20 minutes, for something he didn’t need to send a message about in the first place. It made me feel more agitated.

I was annoyed, unreasonably so, but by the time I’d started the dishes, I was in tears. I don’t think I’ve been dealing with wifey’s departure as well as I’d like to believe I am. I’m also worried about her. I’m worried about me and my journey. I’m feeling overwhelmed and sad.

Thankfully, doing the dishes gave me time to think, calm down and relax. Cleaning was calming and my kitchen is grateful.

Today I needed some words of encouragement and I found them. I hope you feel encouraged too.


Day 129

I am officially giving up on sleep. Do we really even need it? I tumbled out of bed just before 6 am and sat in a cold, dark lounge room. The only light was the glimmer of my monitor. I spent some time with wifey and thought it was a brilliant start to my day.

First on the productivity agenda was today’s drawing topic; under the sea. I am drawn to the ocean. I love being on it, I love being in it, I love seeing what lives there. I found a reference picture of a turtle and then lost it half way through the drawing. So in the end I took inspiration from many different photos and art from a ‘under the sea’ Google search.

All challenge drawings can be found hereā€¦
40 Day Drawing Challenge on Three Peas, One Pod

I felt inspired to sing, so I did that for a couple of hours. I was so close to getting a good recording. I’m sure it’ll be any day now that I’ll feel confident enough to share something, maybe something that isn’t perfect!

Then there was more time with the wifey. I seriously can’t wait til she gets home. Just over 10 days now. Exciting.

I’ve been meaning to share this quote, and by quote I mean lyrics, for the past week. I think it’s a great reminder to keep moving. The dream is yours to grab.

“You say you’re chasing a dream, well you better get moving. Every second you waste, what you’re trying to chase,
gets away from you.”

Have fun chasing your dreams.