15 wonderful miles today in incredible weather. Gratitude for what the universe is providing right now is beyond words. My mental health NEEDS this. I am regaining myself after a year of being stripped of my spirit and energy by being overmedicated.
I feel so strong. Mind and body.
The last couple days have been 12+ miles over the period of each day... today will be at least 17 miles from what I have clocked so far.
Staying focused and determined.
New Moon in Libra last night definitely worked for my manifestations last night. I was up dark and early and kicked 5 miles' ass. I am still feeling strong and know I will at the very least get another 5 in today. So damn thankful!
My spirituality is pretty vast - I am a Christian, but delve into other things (I haven't been shy about the tarot talk)... some describe it as Christo-Pagan... but to me I am still practicing with God. It doesn't matter... just a little precursor to talk about manifesting during this new moon.
Tonight, new moon is in Libra. I am also a Libra. I am all about balance and when it's off- I am at my worse. I am manifesting via candle magic, intention-setting, and laser focus. Use this evening to do the same in your own lives if it's not where you want it.
I am manifesting happiness, safety, overall wellness.
I have a candle lit daily with the candle holder sitting atop of note of my specific intentions. Every single day isn't a day of magical gifts, but to me- it helps me focus on my dreams.
Working with the Law of Attraction. The biggest manifestation tip they always talk about is to live "as if" - in gratitude that what you wish to manifest has already occurred.
May you all get what you need.
A while back my son got us tickets to see Air Supply in concert in Biloxi. So- I am going tonight with him and his fiancé :) Big flashback to being a kid in the 80s... I would listen to their greatest hits at night for years as a kid and as a Marine on low volume every night just to be at ease.
Got a 5 mile walk in just now, but it was so dumb LOL. The heat index out there was a son of a bitch. I still have to get my dog outside for his walk later on so I’ll get some more steps in. But I’m glad I did that much. Sometimes I get so motivated about my fitness progress that I do stupid shit like walk in the Gulf Coast heat with the sun blaring down. New Orleans, it’s not like the breeze in Florida or anything like that… It’s just stagnant and muggy weather.
This fall, though… As it cools down, I’m gonna get some serious miles out there!
I haven't been able to get an art project finished for over a week now... but I have still been practicing. I have to organize my time to accommodate the few things I am focusing on- in no particular order:
Online Spanish class
Training my dog
Studying (class) for the Death Doula certification
getting 5-10 miles a day walking (not trying to go back to the 20 mile days)
I was spending a good 12 hours a day at my desk drawing, so it's good I scale back some. Don't want to burn out anyway.
I spent 3 hours in bed reading my course textbook on my phone last night. I've been so damn tired. When I think about it though, I am doing a whole hell of a lot to make myself tired.
Years ago I had tons of friends on Vampire Rave. Life happened, people left, people died... new people came in and I wasn't so active outside my journal anymore. I wish I had that team of friends here still. I bet with all of them surrounding me I'd keep massive motivation with my fitness goals again.
So here I am, a different Vampire Rave reality. I can't make this an excuse for not kicking ass.
Did take my dog for a walk today- but we weren't out there for long. It's 100 heat index and I am already so fatigued. I am *praying* that I can manage to get back out there at sunset to walk for ME. Doing pretty well currently with keto dieting plus intermittent fasting. I have a history of long distance walking that gets me in great shape, but having the damndest time with my energy in relation to the weather and other things.
I can feeling my body in weight loss mode. Just journaling this makes me want to at the very least take my dog back out for another quick stroll. Maybe I can?
Been feeling low for a week or so - but - Up with coffee... plan to watch some Cobra Kai, walk my dog, draw something, and study for the certification course I'm in. These are my personal steps to make today better.
Okay... I can't keep this quiet. I enrolled in a Death Doula certification program.
This is something I have been interested in for a very long time. I have witnessed deaths, I have felt speechless, I have helped people with grief in great ways and I have also been completely verklempt at times. Now I want to be educated. I want to be a person who truly knows how to help people through such an event.
"In demystifying the dying process, they help to reduce fear and anxiety."
I'm already in the class. Where I go from there is another story. I volunteered at a convalescent home when I was a teen... I've spoken to many people on their deathbeds. I want to be the person I wish I was back then in doing so. If I go nowhere (career-wise) after certified- this will still be invaluable knowledge.
Art can be my personal joy. This can be something in my life that gives me personal honor.
I am interested in something quite intensely and have been for some time. I'll be doing some studying over the next couple months and hope to share what this is. Let's just say for now... I may have found my "purpose/calling". At least... I sure hope I have. If things don't pan out... well, I didn't get into the details here too quickly :)
I drew Mount Fuji for my uncle... uploaded it in my portfolio last night :)
He spent 31 years in the Marines and climbed it back in the 50s. We had a call the other night and I was compelled to draw it for him as soon as I could- 'cause he's in his 90s and his memories are quickly fading. I don't have the skill for such a project, but I did what I could so I could get it to him ASAP.
Drew a sugar skull for Sahahria yesterday and put it in my portfolio. Sill slow-rolling that lion, not sure when I'll finish it.
I got the iPad Pro today! Unfortunately I feel super ick also, so I wasn’t able to jump right into a project. I’m hoping this weekend to redo the lion I uploaded in my portfolio. If not this weekend, definitely next week.
I am incredibly grateful to have a device that fully supports everything the Procreate app offers. It’s the best art app available, hands down. There’s a reason so many art classes online solely use it.
I don't know how long it will take me, but LodyMogy- I WILL draw something for you. You have no idea how much I appreciate that you suggested I do a GoFundMe, even if you were the only one to donate, lol! I will "get good" at this, and make something for you that you will dig. I'll work hard to get there.
I'm home alone all next week. I plan to devote as much time as possible drawing (needing to also spend time with my dog and also hopefully get some miles in outside). I wonder what I will be able to learn... I wonder if I will get frustrated... I wonder if I will get drunk, lol.
I just want to do well.
If you get bored or just need someone to chat with, you know how to reach me! My hubby is working and I too am home. Yarn and a crochet hook will be my poison of choice.
I'm going to try my best to draw as much as possible. :)