I really couldn’t tell you the last time something went exactly as planned. And I certainly don’t think thats a bad thing.
Usually it is a learning experience and more often than that, a fun one!
Like the large scale painting I made and have yet to completely unveil and share with you. Totally forgot to share the photos! Whoops.
It most definitely didn’t go exactly as planned, the drawings took longer to finalize, I had to YouTube a bunch of new techniques, I had to buy supplies just about every day (because I use coupons), and the glazing process took almost a week- and that doesn’t include drying time! And while that totally took longer than the initial 3 weeks I had hoped for, I still think it turned out amazing and I absolutely am proud of all the work I did! I promise to share it with you soon so you all can see its awesomeness as well!
I suppose I could share a snippet….actually here is one of the progress photos, I’ll save the more detailed photos for my reveal!
I read Jezebel a lot. I like the opinion stories, sometimes the comments are good, and usually its a story about injustices with a feminine-edge to it. I wouldn’t call myself a feminist in the way that most people assume all feminists hate men. However I would say I am all about equal-opportunity for everyone.
The whole purpose of NIGHTmares is they happen at night when you are asleep. There’s nothing I want more after a nightmare then to wake up and forget it. Not relive it.
That being said I had 2 last night, one I don’t want to talk about, the other involved fish, frogs, and lizards. All in a slimy form I actually had to touch.
Fish on the left are big enough (maybe a little too big). Fish on the right are making me want to run away.
If you don’t already know, fish kinda freak me out. I like the Aquarium at the zoo because the tanks are huge and there’s lots of space in between them and me. However I don’t want to walk the aisles at a pet store that is dedicated to fish. That freaks me out like crazy. Being surrounded by tanks of water with absurdly large fish…I’ll pass.
Are you kidding me lady? Too big, much too big!
Lizards don’t freak me out at all. Frogs don’t really either, it just so happened my nightmare frogs were the size of basketballs and I had to pick them up and stick them in the water! EWW!
This you will totally see in my Year of Something New. Currently I have deviated from my previous February plans, I just haven’t filled you all in on the “why” yet. Soon though, soon! Its a big deal, and I’m pretty excited about it 🙂
Anyway, I love to try new things, I love to taste new foods and drinks, meet new people! I will often try something new before choosing something I’ve already done, even if I really like it, if given the option. “I wanna go!” …. “I’ll eat it!” …. are typical things you will hear me say!
I’m alone in a room but I am slowly learning that everyone I know and love is dead, and I am learning how they died. Worse, I also was unable to help any of them- not because I personally couldn’t do it, but because I couldn’t get to them or I wasn’t able to stop it.
While this is going on, the room is slowly but surely filling with water. Right as I am finding out about the last person, I drown.
^ 2 of my worst nightmares right there, people I love die and not in natural “nice” ways, and I can’t stop it. I am also pretty darn fearful of drowning. Not as bad as when I was a kid, but I don’t go in water deeper than 5 feet, and I typically stay in the 4.5 feet deep areas if possible.
“Take me for what I am….who I was meant to be!” ~RENT the show/movie/musical Kinda self-explanatory dont’cha think.
“Remember that it makes absolutely no difference what other people think of you! We all need to understand that there is no such thing as perfection. Strive for excellence, that is achievable, and detach from what others think and say about you. If they don’t approve of what you do or who you are, let it be their problem. Be true to yourself!”
~John F Barnes, PT Just what it says- Be True to Me, I shouldn’t have to change who I am so other people will think “better” of me. I’ll be me and you be you. Everyone’s much happier that way.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou Someday I am going to get this as a tattoo. Maybe the shortened version though. Its such a great way to try to live your life, these are the values and personality characteristics that everyone should display and our society might be moving in a better direction.
Stephen King: “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” This is just funny, and oh so true! Even though I enjoyed parts of Twilight, mainly Breaking Dawn (you know because suddenly Bella becomes a person on her own), Harry Potter is an amazing story and the movies have almost all lived up to the books.
Then in my Year of Something New, my 11th month of November is: Family Time. I will spend that month with my family and friends and reconnecting with friends who maybe I haven’t spent much time with or talked to often!
I used to have lots of dreams where I was dead. Not that I saw I died or that I was killed, but that I was just dead. I don’t know how it happened, I was in my dream and I just knew it- I was dead. I didn’t find those so scary as un-nerving. Something scary would be if I was killed in my dream. I often get chased by bad people in my nightmares, and they typically want to kill me. So far I have never been caught…
If I opened a door and I was dead, noone knew and noone cared.
Or I opened a door and was constantly chased by an unknown yet very real very large physical threat.
Yknow I always heard that you (the dreamer) being dead meant a big change was coming.
“Dreaming of death (whether your own or someone else’s) is not uncommon. What would be uncommon is that the message actually related to physical death. That is literally never the case. In fact death within a dream operates very much the same way as “Death” within the Tarot. It is a signal that this is a time of transformation. Not only that, but quite possibly life-changing transformation and it’s going to happen whether it’s welcome or not. And with that in mind the transition in life that you will be undergoing will be far less traumatic if you don’t try to fight or change it. The message is that this is change that is inevitable.” source
A person admired for courage or noble qualities. Dictionary.com says a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. Within mythology it means 1) a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity; 2) (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability; 3) (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod.
As for me, I haven’t identified with any hero/heroine ever. I don’t think celebrities, actresses, actors, rich people, are really anyone to look up to. Just because you are famous doesn’t make you a great person that I should look up to and strive to be like. Of course of course, there are celebrities out there doing really great things and donating money and volunteering their time. And that’s great. But I don’t want to “be like them”.
I think there are certain qualities in all people that I hope to achieve in myself. I found this quote a few months ago and I absolutely love it, and agree that these are qualities I would love to possess and achieve daily!