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I’ve gotten a bit slack with the daily writing and the yoga routines and all the rest. I was feeling disconnected, spent from a very bleak midwinter indeed, and I need to reconnect, especially at the soul level. I’m looking forward to setting down anxiety and fretfulness and worry. I’m looking forward to living in harmony and love, letting the universe be in charge. I’m thinking of this round sort of like a sustained balance pose, like the Eagle or the tree. Or, my favorite, Lord of the Dance, even though this past challenge I considered it a huge success just to do Corpse pose. Let’s see what the Universe has in mind for me, shall we?

 

This spring I’m doing something kind of weird. I’m putting a whole bunch of stuff out into the universe and seeing what comes back. I’ve put out a mountain of energy and intention and effort and invitation in the past three months. Mostly, I’ve heard nothing, except for the occasional faint and distant no. Okay, universe; message received. Apparently the directions I have been looking are not the ones the Universe has in mind for me.

But I still don’t know exactly what I am supposed to be doing.

 

This round I’m working with the uncertainty of it all, leaning on the knowledge that I am a powerfully effective person and very capable indeed. If it should all come back that I end up with two master’s degree programs and a full time job and a part time one on top of that, I could probably do it all, frankly, though not for very long. But maybe just long enough to see what I want to keep.

 

I’m crafting this challenge around what I want to be doing regardless of the external validation structures that might come my way. I’m going to highlight the things in my life that are actively positive elements, and I’m going to update on how my focus on them is going.

 

Mind - daily activities 

Read 

  • Spiritual Book Group Book A Testament of Devotion
  • I'll add in other books as they happen. This place is being left as available depending on what happens with the two graduate programs I'm working with.  

Knit

  • Publish the patterns that I have finished.
  • Finish the Mrs. Who capelet and publish the pattern.
  • Consider the possibilities of a wholesale yarn order
  • Begin Vivian's Daphne Dress

Write

  • Pages are due before the colonoscopy on April 25.
  • More pages will be required at the Queens Workshop May 20-26
  • Then pages will be needed for June and July, too.

 

Body  

Gym: I have missed the gym, and it has missed me. It's no real surprise that there is a positive feedback loop of negativity when I don't go to the gym because I'm getting depressed. So the answer is: More Gym Time. Weights and walking and swimming are wonderful and have been missing from my world for too long. The Steam room and sauna are definitely needed. Any day with these is a good day.

Yoga: I've added in a bit of structure since the yoga has fallen by the wayside.

  • Tuesday Morning Yoga at the Library
  • Wednesday Evening Yoga at the Mansion
  • Friday Morning Yoga at the Library  

 

Soul - This is the area of greatest need, and fortunately is the one that has the most activity scheduled. These are the ways of the universe, in which there are no coincidences.

  • Monday Evening meeting
  • Sunday Friends
  • Monthly Spiritual Formation Meeting - date tbd for May
  • Monthly Women’s Wisdom Meeting April 18 & May 16
  • Semi-annual Spiritual Retreat May 4-6
  • Annual Friends Blue Ridge Gathering April 29

 

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My hair had jazz hands today as I headed out to yoga in the reading loft at the library.
There is no better way to start the weekend than with Free Yoga For the People.
Bonny Branch is amazing, bar none.

I'm loving having sunshine with the morning yoga.
Spring puts the sun in my sun salute.
 
Update: 
Tuesday was court with the ex to determine the property settlement. All is now official. I hope he can find some peace of mind; I know I have and it's a real blessing.
We made it to yoga at the mansion on Wednesday evening, and then to the sauna after that. My first group yoga in forever, and it was deeply restorative. This was just what I needed, and I'm glad I am making the commitment to put it back in my life.
Time with Vivian on Thursday afternoon was really quite nice, though the scheduling system at the therapist's office drives me a little bonkers. All is well. Chinese food and small-batch honey lavender ice cream make everything wonderful. 
Then yoga again, this morning. The migraines seem to be receding, and I'm a real fan of that. hoping that gentle, loving stretches and mindful breathing help keep the pattern.
 
The landlord wrote to let us know that she's doing an inspection on Monday of both upstairs and downstairs apartments and common areas. We didn't have much planned for the weekend, other than possibly attending the Earth Day dances at the neighborhood Unitarian church on Saturday evening, so in between that and writing, we will be giving a once-over to the patio and storage spaces, and folding blankets that drape the couch. Minimalism is the best housekeeping strategy ever.
 
I hope you are having a glorious Friday, dear Nerd.
 
May the earth bless you and hold you
May the sun shine warmth upon you
May the wind lift your spirits
And may the rain wash all your tears and cares away.
 
 
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15 hours ago, _riotgrrrl_ said:

This ranger has similar balance-themed goals. Looking forward to following your journey.

Welcome, @_riotgrrrl_!

I started out in RangerLand, so I understand where you are coming from.

Looking forward to having you along!

 

Love and peace.

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Woot!

Guess who just got accepted into Library School?

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23 hours ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

Congratulations!


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23 hours ago, _riotgrrrl_ said:

Well done!

 

8 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Also, congratulations! Great news overall, about time the universe shone some light into your life

Thank you all! I'm beyond excited. Also, fingers crossed that it leads to a job, even an entry level one, soon.

 

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8 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Both Guilds are about hanging out in the woods ;)

Yes, but Rangers have to wear clothes.

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18 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after @Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader :P

 

Pants are the devil.  Short shorts (they're called Ranger Panties for a reason, ya dig?) or kilts are preferred Ranger attire.

 

Of course, special safety and professional acquiescence is permitted.  Ballsy as I am, even I put denim on for motorcycle rides!

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Last week was beyond weird, what with prep for surgery on Monday and Tuesday and then surgery  on Wednesday, and a recovery that seems to be dragging on since.

Also, the emotional weirdness that is the situation with my daughter's father continues to be beyond strange, and the job search is ramping up without much to show for it, so that's amazingly frustrating.

 

Mind - daily activities 

Read: I read Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees. WOW. Just wow. I had been avoiding this book because of its immense popularity (reverse snobbism, I grant you), but it's all that they say and more. Kidd has an fantastic voice and characters that live beyond the page. I'm beyond glad that I read it.

Knit: I just started the third skein for the Whatsit Scapular. I'm really liking how it's coming out. There will be four skeins in total.

Write: I was able to make a really nice offering for the April submission. I'm proud of the pages that I wrote.

 

Body  

 No gym or yoga last week due to the surgery prep and recovery.

 

Soul - This is the area of greatest need, and fortunately is the one that has the most activity scheduled. These are the ways of the universe, in which there are no coincidences.

  • Monday Evening meeting: Missed
  • Sunday Friends: Was beautiful. I continue to be blessed by my spiritual community.
  • Monthly Women’s Wisdom Meeting April 18 was not attended by anyone, so I went home.
  • Semi-annual Spiritual Retreat May 4-6
  • Annual Friends Blue Ridge Gathering April 29 was too much traveling after surgery, so Vivian and I went to the regular Friends meeting, and it was a very nice time to see our close-knit community.

 

 

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I'm worn out, physically and emotionally. I am tired of fighting with Vivian's dad. His latest efforts resulted in Vivian's new therapist cancelling her involvement at his behest. It's demoralizing, and I didn't have a lot of buffer on this front. It has taken all I have not to be in tears all the time, and part of that is the recovery from surgery, which is taking longer than we had anticipated. It's looking like I might be out of commission this week as well.

 

I withdrew from the MFA Program and signed up for classes for summer in the Library Science program. It's a clean break and an even switch, and all in all I think library school will be more in line with my need for clear boundaries and structures. I also heard back from the county: the positions I applied for at the local public library have been filled. This has been a rough row for me to hoe, and I think that the Universe is keeping me pointed at academic libraries and research libraries, and I'm willing to listen, finally.

 

Despite withdrawing from the program, my writing is taking on more life than ever. I have the structure for two memoir works, a structure for a nonfiction back-to-basics multi-volume set. It's sort of a blend of almanac and encyclopedia, and I'm really digging it. It might take a couple years to write, but I'm ok with that.

 

One of the summer classes has published a draft of the syllabus. The summer term is June 7 - August 2, and is intensive. 

I might end up taking the retreat at Tinker Mountain Writer's Workshop. It's all a matter of funding, which should be able to shake out. The overlap shouldn't be a real issue, since the first week is all about reading the syllabus and making introductions. 

 

I'm looking forward to a nice challenge, finding some balance, and maybe that means slowing down even more than I thought for a couple weeks.

 

Love and peace, dear Nerds. 

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On 4/23/2018 at 7:13 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

 


The Hell you say?!? Not this Ranger.

 

 

On 4/24/2018 at 4:24 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after @Rurik Harrgath became a Guild Leader :P

@Rurik Harrgath and @Sloth the Enduring are cheeky? We already knew @DarK_RaideR was.

 

On 4/24/2018 at 11:09 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

Pants are the devil.  Short shorts (they're called Ranger Panties for a reason, ya dig?) or kilts are preferred Ranger attire.

 

Of course, special safety and professional acquiescence is permitted.  Ballsy as I am, even I put denim on for motorcycle rides!

You're making me miss my Ranger Days (Daze?)

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7 hours ago, Heidi said:

You're making me miss my Ranger Days (Daze?)

 

My work here has only just begun!

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Doing yoga tonight, my exalted warrior pose turned into something straight out of old school He-Man.

 

I have the POWER!

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#NerdsForever

#WorthIt

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I had the colonoscopy and the doctor found a polyp and removed it; it was precancerous, so it's a good thing. All else seemed absolutely lovely inside. Future scans and suchlike to make certain all remains well.

 

I submitted my final critiques of the term to the MFA Workshop. I was the only one on time (again). It was a lovely opportunity to explore my huge honking personal button that is academic structure and timeliness. I learned a lot about myself, and in the main I think I have undone a lot of the wiring of that button. We'll see how that works out.

 

Having nothing to eat for two days other than lime popsicles and chicken broth (no lie) and then nothing at all for another half day, not even water was horrific. My food response to stress is to shut down entirely, so I hadn't eaten much in the preceding weeks. I have never craved mashed potatoes so much in my life, not even when I was doing Whole30, probably because I could actually, you know, eat. The recovery from the procedure took much longer than anticipated, and I was wiped out for over a week. Just as I was starting to recover, we went to the Spiritual Formation Retreat for a weekend of soulful connection with other Quakers. It was wonderful. I was exhausted by the time we got home, but spiritually full.

 

Domestic tension has raised its head again, and I'm just not up for another series of rounds. There was a week long bout before the retreat, then it picked up again just after the return. I'm beyond done with this.

 

My final comments from this instructor came back from the workshop pieces. She loved them. Her comments were personal as well as laudatory, and that makes all the difference for me. I am considering staying in the program after all. (Yes, sports fans. For those of you who have been reading with a keen eye, this would mean i would be in two graduate programs at the same time. I'm also applying for any and all jobs under the sun. It's a heidi thing.)

 

Vivian's dad has gone from being uncooperative concerning summer break and phone calls to downright hostile to know totally non-communicative. The whole thing is a farce.

 

In other news, I'm writing and reading and enjoying the still moments in my life.

Rest well in the tao, dear Nerd.

What you are looking for is looking for you.

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I'm worn out, physically and emotionally. Again.

 

Yoga last night was a bust. I'm glad I made it as far as the parking lot, and am impressed that I haven't had a multi-continental temper tantrum. [I take my victories where they lie.]

 

The pages for the coming writing workshop in Charlotte are due March 11. I'm turning them in, just in case I can go. The bus ticket was already purchased, so that's all good, and the executive assistant is looking into jobs and scholarships with the program. Her findings will determine the ultimate outcome of if I stay with the program.

 

I had my banker start the process for the liquidation of my final retirement account. It's sad news on the financial front for the long term, but I'm beyond grateful that I have it to use. Vivian needs a new loft bed and I need glasses in addition to all the items that make up daily life and the support of it. 

 

In general, it looks as though my subconscious has been working overtime to get me the retreat that I apparently need. I wrote up the pending dates on the calendar to start to make sense of it all:

May 4-6 Spiritual Formation Retreat, Maryland

May 20-26, MFA Workshop, Charlotte NC

June 7 First day of LIS classes [601 & 603]

June 10-16, Tinker Mountain Writers

June 24 MFA Submission

July 1 MFA Critique

July 1 LIS Project 1

July 1 LIS Project A (TBD)

July 8 LIS Project 2

July 8 LIS Project B (TBD)

July 15 LIS Project C (TBD)

July 22 LIS Project 3

July 22 LIS Project D (TBD)

July 25 MFA Submission

July 29 LIS Project 4

July 29 LIS Project E (TBD)

August 1 MFA Critique 

August 2 LIS Project F (Final)

 

Vivian will be spending summer with me on the weeks of June 18th, July 2, 16, and 30. I'm looking forward to the time together. 

Watch this space for pictures and updates.

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I keep applying for jobs, sometimes having great interviews, and still not having an offer. 

Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I've decided to offer my mediation and paralegal services to the Legal Aid Society in town. There is no sense in sitting around when I could be helpful.

Think good thoughts.

 

After several days of relentless rain, the sun came out. My partner and I went walking on and off all day, and I got in over five miles. It was grand, and I loved every step.

 

Love and peace, dear nerds.

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I have been in a weird space for weeks.

The dam finally broke, and a new way is opening for me -- it's a bit more solitary and a lot more spiritual, and I'm quiet more then anxious, but anxious all the same. 

Let's talk about it together along the way.

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