TheGreyJedi-Ranger Posted October 16, 2017 Report Share Posted October 16, 2017 Hi friends! So I'm rereading my FAVORITE book series. (one of many). It's called A Court of Thorns and Roses, if you haven't read it. I highly recommend it! Last challenge went fairly well. It was my first successful challenge in months, and I finally feel like I might be accomplishing something at last. My life is getting another series of changes with my husband's new job, and I want to weather the transition as successfully as possible with similar goals to last month. The style of goals work really well, and I like looking at it in a retrospective manner. And also looking at it as a percentage instead of just numbers. So this is ACOTAR themed. ACOTAR is the story of a human girl named Feyre who gets entwined in the magical Faerie world of Prythian after accidentally killing a Faerie in the shape of a wolf. The novels loosely follow several different fairy tales. The first is a mix of Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The second (A Court of Mist and Fury) is very like Hades and Persephone. I don't think there was a story equivalent for the last book though (A Court of Wings and Ruin). But what I'm going to do is channel some of the characters in this series to work towards my goals. Goal 1- Work Out 2x/week 0/8 Characters- Cassian, Feyre Cassian "Cassian might have been cocky grins and vulgarity most of the time, but in the sparring ring in a rock-carved courtyard atop the House of Wind the next afternoon, he was a stone-cold killer." -Feyre, ACOMAF Cassian is the epitome of badass. Like for real. He's of a faerie species called Illyrians. They're powerful fighters, and Cass is one of the best. He's the General of the High Lord of the Night Court and one of the most well known warriors in Prythian. My goal is to channel some of Cassian's badassery as I work out, as well as some of his strength. He's also the Fighting Mentor of the series for Feyre and also for me this challenge. Feyre "Beneath the fighting leathers, even with the brisk temperature, my skin was slick with sweat. Each breath ravaged my throat, and my arms trembled so badly that any time I so much as tried to use my fingers, my pinkie would start shaking uncontrollably." -Feyre, ACOMAF Feyre is the main character. She's a model of determination and strength. In the scene mentioned above, she's being trained by Cassian. Channeling Feyre is my ultimate goal. She's strong mentally and physically. And it wasn't just there, she learned her strength. She is confident in herself and her choices, but she still makes mistakes and has bad days. She's real. Goal 2- Stretch 3x/week 0/20 Characters- Azriel Azriel "Azriel’s brows flicked up with approval as the shadows seemed to wrap tighter around him. As if he were the dark hive from which they flew and returned." -Feyre, ACOMAF Azriel is the Night Court's Spymaster. He is also an Illyrian, and trained like one. However, he has less of Cassian's brute strength and more cunning. He's physically and mentally flexible. I'm channeling Azriel's flexibility and strength to improve my stretching. Goal 3- Cook dinner 2x/week 0/8 I'm not really going to channel anyone for this one. It's a self explanatory goal tbh. Goal 4- Self Care 2x/week 0/8 Characters- Rhysand Rhysand “So I said, "He is lucky to have all of you." "No," she said softly—more gently than I'd ever heard. "We are lucky to have him, Feyre." I turned from the door. "I have known many High Lord," Amren continued, studying her paper. "Cruel ones, cunning ones, weak ones, powerful ones. But never one that dreamed. Not as he does." "Dreams of what?" I breathed. "Of peace. Of freedom. Of a world united, a world thriving, Of something better—for all of us.” -ACOMAF Rhysand, or Rhys, is the High Lord of the Night Court. He has known pain and suffering, and yet has strength and a sense of humor still through everything. He has many kinds of strength, and is the most powerful of his people- basically ever. I'm going to channel Rhys in my self care because of how he took care of Feyre. He was always going out of his way to take care of her, help her, and give her the space she needed to heal. If you want a mental/physical/emotional health coach, Rhys is the one you want. So that's my challenge! I'm going to end on my favorite quote- from a character called Morrigan. "There are good days and hard days for me- even now. Don't let the hard days win." -ACOMAF 4 Quote Grey Jedi Ranger Jedi's Hero Journey Part III: Baby Steps Are Still Forward Movement Jedi Battle Log “Keep Calm, Carry On, and Don't Freeze Up!” - Oboro Shirakumo (Loud Cloud), My Hero Academia Vigilantes Challenges: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12. #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35, #36, #37, #38, #39, #40, #41, #42, #43, #44, #45, #46, #47, #48, #49, #50, #51, #52, #53, #54, #55, #56 Link to comment
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