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J3NN

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  • Birthday 04/01/1974

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  1. I'll send you a DM. If you just want to look at pictures Instagram, search #naturejournaling or the variations of that #naturejournal, #naturesketch, #naturestudy, #urbansketching. Oh another good one would be #internationalnaturejournalingweek. If you want more details, John Muir Laws and he has a YouTube channel with tons of video how-to's and Bethan at Journaling with Nature - she has a podcast I really enjoy and is also on YouTube. So pick your poison. I'm considering buying one of the books out there for that reason, sometimes it's just easier to have someone show me how first... If you're into SketchNotes as a quick drawing style, John Muir Laws did a workshop on that style and there's an artist Kate Rutter who uses that style more. You'll have to be creative to adapt it to storytelling, but I don't feel like that will be a huge leap for you.
  2. I was just debating even coming here to update, but I'm so glad I did, I loved learning about your storytelling. For my week/update... I'm floating along and not in a good way. I haven't been focused on my goals at all. I want to clean up everything, but it's so hot and I get overwhelmed and don't know where to start, so I read and play Best Fiends instead. My walking the last two days has barely broken 1000 steps. I need to regroup, so I'll probably scale back for the rest of this challenge and try to decide what I need.
  3. Thank you for sharing. Gosh I wish it was nice enough to sit outside here. Making stuffies for holiday gifts sounds pretty fun too. That's beautiful, I LOVE that you do this. Related but not... I tend to think outside the box sometimes so forgive me, but With your love of being outdoors and this story telling inclination, have you ever considered Nature Journaling, but instead of doing it as a research project or record, do it as a creative outlet and instead of recording how many mushrooms you see, describe the story you see? This is assuming you've heard of nature journaling... It might be a fun side quest for you. It would definitely help you build the skills. I think I love your brain. I hope it DID help, you are most welcome.
  4. Glad you made it back on your terms, and that you realized what you're needing. Here's to listening... even when we don't like what we hear. I'm curious what kind of crafting you do when it's hot, and if you transition as the weather gets better. I find I can't do crochet when it's hot unless it's something little but even then I struggle. Was wondering if it was the same for you. I'm also curious about what it means to think in stories. Do tell
  5. Weekly review and wrap-up Gish - N/A Newsletter Hobby Hunter series activity 1 shared experience per wk of Craft Lunch, Book Club, SF, etc. 1 item from list to in home office - N/A Complete a monthly travel multi-day adventure - Complete Will - I got it written and shared, but never got it signed... thankfully I made it home safe, but I still want to finish this Molding Mobility 3x/wk - Daily steps (avg 4000) - Finally made this goal, avg 8,920 steps for the vacation week Add 1 self-care practice to my journal per week - Read in Kindle - With regards to coming back re: freshed - travel days that are 22 hours long do not lead to feeling refreshed cuperated - Definitely got some rest and recuperation, but I think I was so far in the hole it only just made a dent. juvenated - there's something to the majesties of nature that makes this happen without even doing anything. The vacation was wonderful, the travel not so much. But I guess it was worth it. I'm starting to understand why first class might be worth the extra costs. Good times with family, amazing weather, good excursions and great views. Can't ask for anything more. So now I'm back and trying to get back into the rhythm of normal life. Wish me luck. Thank you! GISH is awesome, I love doing it every year, I was so sad to not get to participate fully this year, but I still had fun. I only got one item done but it inspired me to learn more how to do it and get better and use it for gifts for the holidays. So that's always a win. Here's a link to my item - https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cg5-ko7P49C/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  6. Quick check-in to say I won't be checking-in until after my vacation, unless I'm so bored I need something to look at, or I see something so amazing that I can't wait to share. More from me after the 14th. Here's to coming back re: freshed cuperated juvenated and any other re words that would fit here.
  7. Weekly review and wrap-up Gish Newsletter Hobby Hunter series activity 1 shared experience per wk of Craft Lunch, Book Club, SF, etc. 1 item from list to in home office - not this week Complete a monthly travel multi-day adventure - not this week Complete Will - - debating now Molding Mobility 3x/wk - Daily steps (avg 4000) - Only made 2,966 avg. Add 1 self-care practice to my journal per week - Read in Kindle - So I did 5/9 tasks to success rate. And two are monthly, not weekly and those are up coming to do's. I guess more than half counts for something... I'm giving myself through this vacation to kind of decide who or what I want to be so that I can come back and say I'm going to be a person that gets up earlier and does some of this stuff in the morning, or I'm going to be a person who stays up later and does some of this stuff at night, or I'm going to a person who doesn't commit to so much stuff. With some potential big changes still in my near future, I'm thinking it may have to be option 3 no matter what I want. I just wish I could come back and see I'm going to a person who really is healthy and does my exercise stuff, but in spite of all the great advice here on Nerd Fitness I am just not that person yet.
  8. I've never tried this, but it sounds like a much healthier way to eat hummus over the much desired pita chips. I will often just use cucumber or carrot and dip that into the hummus, Any sliced veggie works... but you have to do all the cleaning, chopping, slicing stuff, and who wants to do that. Good luck with meal planning. I found a good way to get veggies in at breakfast is to do a bagel breakfast sandwich. Bagel with hummus spread on it, topped with cucumber slices, tomato slices and arugula. I wasn't expecting to like it, and sometimes I want a little more so I'll throw a cooked egg on it for some more protein. It's really fresh and light and satisfying somehow.
  9. I haven't figured out how to handle what's going on at work, recovering from covid and just doing the things. I'm spending so much time trying to strategize, make things clear for people and simplify as much as possible. I just keep finding more to do, not less. I don't know how you take a big transition and boil it down into bite size pieces that are manageable and achievable. I'm taking all this in trying to make it SO SUPER easy for those that are affected, but taking it all in is weighing me down and I don't know how to get out from under the weight so that I'm not so burnt out I can't even enjoy my vacation. I can't wait until I get to the part where I can start delegating. But that won't be until after I return sadly.
  10. Hi, I'm J3NN. I'm recovering from covid and have a vacation planned this challenge so I'm probably going to be quiet and slow this time. But I want to keep on keeping on, so I have set up a challenge and tried to dial it back, or make the recovery and fun more of a focus. So here's what I came up with this time... Bring elements of adventure into life in big ways and small Gish scavenger hunt 1 shared experience per wk of Craft Lunch, Book Club, SF, etc. Complete a monthly travel multi-day adventure - Alaskan Cruise Become a creator of shared, adventurous experiences of craftiness, creativity, learning, and community Newsletter Hobby Hunter series activity Become a person who practices self-care daily Molding Mobility 3x/wk Daily steps (avg 4000) Add 1 self-care practice to my journal per week Read in Kindle Become a person who believes in the vision of my future and makes my story come true 1 item from list to in my home office Complete Will and share For the above, this is what my actually commitments will look like. Bring elements of adventure into life in big ways and small GISH - 7 days Participate in a shared experience - 6 Complete a monthly travel multi-day adventure - 8 Become a creator of shared, adventurous experiences of craftiness, creativity, learning, and community Send Newsletter - 6 Complete Hobby Hunter series activity - 5 Become a person who believes in the vision of my future and makes my story come true Complete item from the list to clean home office - 1 Complete Will and share - 2 Become a person who practices self-care daily Molding Mobility 3x/wk - 18 Daily steps (avg 4000) - 4,000 Add self-care practice to my journal - 6 Read in Kindle daily - 42
  11. I love the idea of coasting and using a whole challenge for that. I may copy you as I recover and have a vacation planned for next challenge. Congratulations on closing the house sale, that's huge! So excited for your next chapter Now, to have some FUN!
  12. Commitments Newsletter plus 1 Hobby Hunter activity per week 1 shared experience per wk of Craft Lunch, Book Club, SF, etc. Work on 1 item from list to in home office per week 20% progress in wizard/tutorial to complete Will Molding Mobility 2x/wk Daily steps (avg 2000) Add 1 self-care practice to my journal per week Read in Kindle daily So the healing was hard work, and continues to be. I was not able to even meet my minimum requirements I had pared down to. But... I did make a little progress. And I made some progress feeling better. So it's better than nothing. I'll regroup and do something more scaled back for next time I guess until I get back on my feet.
  13. The week is not going as healthily as I had hoped. I've gone back to work (thank heavens for working remote) but that's about all the energy I've had, so I'm not sure I'm up to even those few commitments I had hoped to get to. Focusing on health and healing for now and will see if I can find my way back to normal for the next challenge.
  14. Now this is the kind of challenge I can get behind. I haven't had a good lake vacation in years. So glad I have a vacation coming up in a few short weeks. Hope your time at the lake is everything you need it to be!
  15. Yes, sadly. The week was lost to the plague. Hubby bounced back pretty quickly, I got hit harder. But I believe I'm on the mend now. Trying to take it easy so there's no relapse. I missed work all week, and everything else. We're going to call whatever week that was another Zero week and start over this week, but slower/smaller. So here's my new plan to finish out this challenge. Commitments Newsletter plus 1 Hobby Hunter activity per week 1 shared experience per wk of Craft Lunch, Book Club, SF, etc. Work on 1 item from list to in home office per week 20% progress in wizard/tutorial to complete Will Molding Mobility 2x/wk Daily steps (avg 2000) Add 1 self-care practice to my journal per week Read in Kindle daily I read such a good book while I was resting. Bob Proehl, A Hundred Thousand Worlds: A novel. I was looking for a super hero book, (as opposed to comic) and this showed up in my search so I gave it a shot. It wasn't a superhero book at all... but it wasn't not a superhero book. If you like the comic book industry, comic cons, or stories about stories... you'd like this book. I'm going to check out his other stories now, glad I found a new author as part of this plague.
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