Sunday Revue: 100th post!

Every Sunday I revue – the fun kind of review – the past week. I base this on the old style Friday Chicken from Havi’s blog at The Fluent Self.

Hey check it out, this is my 100th post here!!

What worked

  • doing my shoulder exercise a lot
  • having just one or two Must Dos per day
  • making a decision about time
  • focusing on housework
  • not listening to podcasts this month has reduced my anxiety by a lot

Next time I might

  • look at my Could Dos and Must Dos every day
  • look at my Focus Page every day – I just made this up ^_^ – It’s a page listing just four things I want to focus on for this season
  • leave work when I feel a headache coming on. Just leave.

The Hard

  • ansty and angsty at work
  • some unnecessary stress on others at work is going to bleed onto everyone else
  • feeling fed up with a lot of things

The Good

  • feeling fed up with things means I’m shifting into the right mindset
  • wanting to move towards positive things rather than escape negative things
  • making a schedule change
  • yummy noms!
  • my partner and I started watching Stranger Things and I like it so far – I was convinced I should watch it from the amazing title sequence song, the first theme song that’s ever gotten me to watch a show (have a listen! For an hour, even)
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One year of foolishness

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I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started this blog! I totally didn’t even plan to start it on the Summer Solstice, either.

I started writing here to get some thoughts out of my head, but I really haven’t even begun to write about what really matters to me or explore certain topics in depth. I hope to start posting more of those kinds of articles in the coming year.

Thanks to everyone who has read this blog and liked my articles – I’m always pleasantly surprised!

Image credit: Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, also known as the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (1909), from Wikipedia.

Sunday Revue: intentional not-doing

Every Sunday I revue – the fun kind of review – the past week. I base this on the old style Friday Chicken from Havi’s blog at The Fluent Self.

This is my 50th blog post, whoo-hoo!

What worked

  • journaling almost every day
  • setting an alarm and getting up with it
  • intentionally not having any goals and not doing anything
  • having fun, welcoming fun
  • Desire Retreat!
  • Rally!
  • asking “What’s the treasure?”
  • watching fat snowflakes fall
  • remembering I am human

Next time I might

  • focus on one thing for a whole week (whaaaat)
  • ritualize transition moments, like arriving at work, arriving home, my partner coming home

The Hard

  • feeling sad Tuesday and Friday
  • an inconvenient car problem – quick fix but took some time out of my day
  • my partner feeling bad
  • my face was broken out pretty bad, probably from all the stress hormones from last week
  • the “Get things done!” monster was forceful this week
  • feeling really weird having to spend gift card money on fairly useless things
  • feeling addicted to the new farm I started in Stardew Valley
  • my working space at home is a little messy

The Good

  • because of the car problem, I got to spend more time with my partner
  • things may be looking up for my partner really soon
  • massage and acupuncture in one week =u=
  • having a reasonable credit bill
  • knitting
  • muffins with FOUR berries in them!

Zero, The Fool

 

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I didn’t expect to name myself Ridley the Fool, but when I woke up the other morning with the phrase in my head, I knew it was the right one.

The Fool represents new beginnings, freedom, being wild, feeling carefree, being spontaneous, living life to the fullest. These qualities are contrary to my usual contemplative, careful personality but speak to the funny, dancing child who comes out when I feel comfortable.

The Fool challenges me to never let her go, to be her more often. I struggle with the desire to give up, keep my head down, do what I’m supposed to. But I know that dimming my light hurts me more. Feeling voiceless and small serves no one, least of all me.

The Fool encourages me on my journey. When I get scared, ze reminds me that it’s okay to be scared, to trust the flow of life, to live in the moment.

Thank you, gentle reader, for joining me on my terrifying, exciting new journey.

Image credit: Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, also known as the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (1909), from Wikipedia.