02.18.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: I had a very late start of things today. Didn’t roll out of bed until 10 am. Not sure why I am sleeping in so late each morning now. I’ve been off of the Nyquil for two days now. So it’s really screwing up my schedule and well, if you know me, then you know how I hate being off schedule. I did manage to get all of my writing goals done for the day. I’ve scheduled two posts for the A2Z challenge for this blog so far. I’ve written two new poems for my chapbook, and I even took some me-time this evening to indulge in a little Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. I have yet to read emails though and since I am getting very sleepy, I may just check urgent emails and be done with it for the night.

What I learned today: I did some reflections for Calen’s challenge today and it dredged up some past horrors. But what I learned was that it is okay to reflect on the past because I no longer live in the past.

What I am most proud of today: I know this is beginning to sound like a broken record, but if you knew me and you knew how big of a procrastinator I once was, you would be proud of me too… I am sticking to my schedules and I am making progress towards my goals.

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Thursday 13 – Top Faves on Netflix

This is my first time joining Thursday 13 and I thought I would start it off by listing my top 13 favorite shows on Netflix (in no particular order). Most of these are shows I’ve never gotten to watch on regular tv or are Netflix originals:

  1. Orange is the New Black
  2. House of Cards
  3. Doc Martin
  4. Sherlock
  5. Wallander (2012 version)
  6. Life
  7. Haven
  8. River
  9. Dicte
  10. Broadchurch
  11. Dexter
  12. Salem
  13. Hinterland

Do you have any suggestions for a good tv show or movie on Netflix? Let me know in comments!

The Sandbox Writing Challenge Review #2 & Part 3 Loosening Up Exercise

I am a relatively newcomer to Calen’s The Sandbox Writing Challenge, but I will do my best to answer the questions for the Review.

Review #2:

  1. Did any of your answers surprise you? Why or why not? I realized how many projects I still have left Undone but I am not really *shocked* by it. I tend to create projects for myself and then never finish them.
  2. Was there any one exercise that felt more emotionally “charged” than the others? If so you may want to take a few moments and write a bit more about it. But only write until the “energy” runs out. The exercise on vulnerability was probably the one that was the most emotionally charged for me, but I feel like I wrote all that I needed to on it.
  3. Are there exercises that feel incomplete? Go with your energy. Complete those exercises now. You’ll know they are finished when your energy is spent and the exercise feels complete. Nope, I feel like they are all complete. I don’t think I have anything new to add to them.
  4. What insights about yourself have come to light? I realized this just before I began doing these exercises, but doing these has reinforced it: I need to procrastinate less and do more. As a result, I downloaded a calendar and have been using it religiously to plan out my days and all of the new projects that I want and need to complete. I’ve yet to schedule time to do all of those Undone projects though. They may have to wait until next January as I won’t be as busy then as I am now and in the upcoming months.


Part 3 “Loosening Up” Exercise:

List 1: What words would you use to describe your spouse, partner, or best friend?

I will do a list for my estranged spouse:

  • argumentative
  • narcissistic
  • peculiar
  • lost
  • demanding
  • stubborn
  • artistic
  • creative
  • generous (with money, usually, but not his time or in giving compliments of any kind, although, he has gotten better with the compliments since our separation)

List 2: What words would you use to describe your enemies?

I don’t really have any enemies persay, at least not these days, but here is a list of those from my past:

  • mean-spirited
  • cruel
  • jealous
  • angry
  • sly
  • cunning
  • devious
  • cold
  • self-centered
  • enraged

List 3: What words would your spouse, partner, or best friend use to describe you?

Again, I will use my estranged spouse:

  • mental
  • lazy
  • cold
  • deranged
  • stubborn
  • self-absorbed
  • bitchy
  • spiritual (he only says this now since we’ve separated)
  • understanding (again, only since we’ve separated)
  • forgiving (I always forgave first and still do)
  • creative (but not as much as he is – yes, he would say that)
  • talented writer (he just recently said this to me)

List 4: What words would your enemies use to describe you?

Wow, this is dredging up some really bad emotions, but here is how my enemies in the past described me:

  • fat
  • ugly
  • stupid
  • unkempt
  • lazy
  • aloof
  • stubborn
  • unfriendly
  • wallflower
  • bookworm

I haven’t had any real enemies since grade school or high school. So this is why all of the childish name-calling descriptions.

Wow, Calen… this was harder than I realized, but definitely enlightening. Thank you!