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Too late!! I wasn't planning on challenging this month due to a lack of measurable goals... but it's been an interesting, and dare I say, inspiring couple of weeks and I have some big stuff to tackle! Measurable stuff!

 

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Things are going well. I was a touch burned out after a big project at work came to a head, (it went well, just stressful) followed by a weekend of KF training out of town. I've had some deep lows, so goes the rollercoaster of life, but I'm feeling continually empowered with the direction I'm headed and I'd like to see it grow. It is spring, after all!

 

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Jeez Anna, ok, ok! So I have a blog project that's been on the back burner for awhile now (I first mentioned it here last fall) and it's time to make that biz happen. I'm being a bit of a coward about it, but have done a lot of legwork already, a skeleton of the site, and lots of post ideas written up, ready to go. Next step is just to get the dam things written!

 

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I'm keeping it simple. Write 1 blog post each week. It does not have to be published online... but I do have to send them to trusted friends for accountability, and I do have to have the blog itself set up for publication by the end of this challenge. (If anyone has suggestions for platforms, I'm all ears! I love wix, but free would be great and I'm unclear on copyright under their hosting)

 

Also art. I need to make the art things. I've started an art thread here with @Luciana Valerosa Culming Post once a week with a new art thing. I have a running list of things I want to art, one of which are dot mandalas! Just for chilling purposes. I mean come on RedStone, Get your hippy on.

 

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So those are the things. If you're curious about the rest of my life, I'm continuing to lean in to intuitive/mindful eating more and more, and have been listening to a LOT of Maddy Moon (former fit model turned empowerment chickness). I had a sit down with a trusted MD who also practices eastern medicine about my health concerns with the movement, and am feeling better about my convictions and the directions I seem to be headed in.

 

So far as my training schedule goes, it's hard not to be active considering work, but I typically lift 3X a week, do yoga stuff once a week, climb 1 or 2X a week, kung fu stuff 1 or 2X per week, and spin or HIIT once a week. Now that it's nice out I took a pretty hike the other day :D That was nice. 

 

SO.This is the plan!

 

Write & Share 1X per week

Art & Post 1X per week

Ready/Publish Blog 1X

 

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Hardly. Let's do it :D 

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Heyyyy!!!! I'm also thinking of jumping back in the ring late so thanks for chumming the waters!

 

I love that your exercise routine is so on point it's like not even part of the challenge. Well played.

 

11 hours ago, RedStone said:

Also art. I need to make the art things. I've started an art thread here with @Luciana Valerosa Culming Post once a week with a new art thing. I have a running list of things I want to art, one of which are dot mandalas! Just for chilling purposes. I mean come on RedStone, Get your hippy on.

 

This is super cool and definitely something I plan on bombing as soon as I make some new material.

 

11 hours ago, RedStone said:

(If anyone has suggestions for platforms, I'm all ears! I love wix, but free would be great and I'm unclear on copyright under their hosting)

 

You own all your material under the Wix ToS, so if you love it, use it! I've only built 1 site with Wix so I'm no expert, but if I recall correctly, there's not a lot of good prebuilt stuff, so it can be a lot of work up front. I've used WordPress in the past and really enjoyed that they have a lot of options for prebuilt themes, so you can just choose a look you like and GO! Also I work almost exclusively on web design and development these days so if you need anything web-related, let me know!

 

Cool challenge, good luck yo!

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15 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

Heyyyy!!!! I'm also thinking of jumping back in the ring late so thanks for chumming the waters!

 

Hooray!!! DOOO EEEETTTT

 

15 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

I love that your exercise routine is so on point it's like not even part of the challenge. Well played.

 

Occupational hazard LOL

 

15 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

This is super cool and definitely something I plan on bombing as soon as I make some new material.

 

YASSSS Love your stuff!!!!! :D 

 

 

15 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

 

You own all your material under the Wix ToS, so if you love it, use it! I've only built 1 site with Wix so I'm no expert, but if I recall correctly, there's not a lot of good prebuilt stuff, so it can be a lot of work up front. I've used WordPress in the past and really enjoyed that they have a lot of options for prebuilt themes, so you can just choose a look you like and GO! Also I work almost exclusively on web design and development these days so if you need anything web-related, let me know!

 

 

I do love Wix! I've built a handful of sites on there and have ZERO interest in learning any programming so its a good fit for me. The themes are attractive and easy to customize :D Somewhere down the line Mr Red put it in my head that there were some intellectual property issues with it, but I'll have another look and would so much prefer to use it than anything else for sure!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

following for art and blogging and for everything that is RedStone

 

1 hour ago, MikeW said:

Following for all things Redstone!!! So excited that you're putting the wheels in motion on the blog, and for all the other good stuff in that first post!

 

Thanks guys, this means so much to me <3 I'm seriously going to need 30 seconds made of steel to pull the trigger on this one...

 

Found myself doing something this morning that I haven't done in awhile. I have a few art series that were done as writing and art together. In one series I worked on haiku poems while simultaneously working on small abstract painting correlating to the poems. (They were watercolors so I would write while the layers of paint dried in between.) The other one was a series of paintings of bottles that all had small narratives (like poem vignettes) as their titles. Both series were shown with writing and paintings side by side...  So while I was going over my list of blog post ideas, I found myself adding notes about visual elements that spark me, and after I picked a topic for this week, started by painting, then writing, then painting, then writing. I really like the idea of these things coming together in my process and curious to see what the results of that are! Of course it's only Monday and we have a ways to go yet -_- But optimistic! 

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unrelated to RedStone's thread, thank you for recommending this show to me! I read that in her voice.

yay! i was sensing some serious Lily Tomlin in Red's post :lol:

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On 4/30/2018 at 2:20 PM, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

unrelated to RedStone's thread, thank you for recommending this show to me! I read that in her voice.

 

On 4/30/2018 at 2:25 PM, CourtnieMarie said:

yay! i was sensing some serious Lily Tomlin in Red's post :lol:

 

oooo What show? <3 Lily Tomlin!!!! Do I sound like that??? 

 

On 5/1/2018 at 2:36 AM, Luciana Valerosa Culming said:

Looking forward to your ideas.

 

<3 20 seconds...

 

21 hours ago, raptron said:

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ERMEGERD I LOVE THAT ONE. (I also super love Anne Hathaway. Why the hate?? What a world SMH)

 

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Monday was a good day, writing and arting, I think I said. Also had a mammoth workout that I'm still feeling. Yesterday was a half day at work (paid to eat pizza day!), then a train down into the city for a friends book launch. Travel took most of the day and even tho I had planned on writing on route... I mostly slept :angel: Today is an amazingly beautiful day. I'd like to go outside for awhile but am kind of tempted to go to a different town to walk around and do stuff. Or maybe walk down by the river front here and then write at the coffee shop... 

 

It might also be leg day if I'm up for something. Or possibly not we shall see lol

 

OH last night at the event I reconnected with some amazing people i'm really happy to know. One of them connected me with a local anti-dieting coach and food freedom activist and I'm hoping to get to know her. Another girl I haven't seen in a million years got really excited when we started talking about body positive and how we've basically been on diets since we were 12 years old -_- Very VERY cool to be able to connect with these guys! I'm happy I went and bittersweet that I couldn't stay for the after party. I miss the people in the city so much, but I love it in the mountains. There's some real dissonance there.

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55 minutes ago, RedStone said:

Today is an amazingly beautiful day. I'd like to go outside for awhile but am kind of tempted to go to a different town to walk around and do stuff. Or maybe walk down by the river front here and then write at the coffee shop... 

Definitely get outside today!!! You will be so happy. 

 

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OH last night at the event I reconnected with some amazing people i'm really happy to know. One of them connected me with a local anti-dieting coach and food freedom activist and I'm hoping to get to know her. Another girl I haven't seen in a million years got really excited when we started talking about body positive and how we've basically been on diets since we were 12 years old -_- Very VERY cool to be able to connect with these guys! I'm happy I went and bittersweet that I couldn't stay for the after party. I miss the people in the city so much, but I love it in the mountains. There's some real dissonance there.

Oh man, what great people to reconnect with. Awesome that they are on this badass path as well. :D 

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OH last night at the event I reconnected with some amazing people i'm really happy to know. One of them connected me with a local anti-dieting coach and food freedom activist and I'm hoping to get to know her. Another girl I haven't seen in a million years got really excited when we started talking about body positive and how we've basically been on diets since we were 12 years old -_- Very VERY cool to be able to connect with these guys! I'm happy I went and bittersweet that I couldn't stay for the after party. I miss the people in the city so much, but I love it in the mountains. There's some real dissonance there.

 

This sounds like a super good brain moment. I love when you can get together with folks and sort of cut through some of the underlying bullshit we have to deal with perpetually.

 

But...

 

I love the city and probably would never trade it for a bunch of big rocks :P

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39 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

I love the city and probably would never trade it for a bunch of big rocks :P

but... but... they're so gneiss!!

 

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On 4/29/2018 at 9:45 PM, RedStone said:

Also art. I need to make the art things. I've started an art thread here with @Luciana Valerosa Culming Post once a week with a new art thing. I have a running list of things I want to art, one of which are dot mandalas! Just for chilling purposes. I mean come on RedStone, Get your hippy on.

 

I saw that art thread and followed it. I need to get off my tuchus and finish the LOTR library piece I'm working on then start the Alice piece, thanks for the shove!

 

 

3 hours ago, RedStone said:

ERMEGERD I LOVE THAT ONE. (I also super love Anne Hathaway. Why the hate?? What a world SMH)

 

 

Who hates AH? How is that even possible?

 

40 minutes ago, Deckard Gainz said:

I love the city and probably would never trade it for a bunch of big rocks :P

 

LOL, I'm a recovering city girl myself - I miss some of it, but I traded it for a tinytown as a consequence of marriage and have adapted pretty well, I think. OTOH I also miss my big rocks. Hiking is dull here in the flatlands, and nobody even knows what bouldering is.

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22 hours ago, RedStone said:

OH last night at the event I reconnected with some amazing people i'm really happy to know. One of them connected me with a local anti-dieting coach and food freedom activist and I'm hoping to get to know her. Another girl I haven't seen in a million years got really excited when we started talking about body positive and how we've basically been on diets since we were 12 years old -_- Very VERY cool to be able to connect with these guys! I'm happy I went and bittersweet that I couldn't stay for the after party. I miss the people in the city so much, but I love it in the mountains. There's some real dissonance there.

 

<3 that outfit <3 connecting with people <3 body positivity

 

<3 mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, MikeW said:

 I wish we were elves and able to build cities in the middle of nature! Because tree cities would be dooooooope.

 

 

#lifegoals update ...

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48 minutes ago, MikeW said:

<3 all the things!

 

Also, I wish we were elves and able to build cities in the middle of nature! Because tree cities would be dooooooope.

Awesome, but given it's the peak of wildfire season here, probably somewhat impractical lol

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On 5/2/2018 at 12:21 PM, Deckard Gainz said:

 

I love the city and probably would never trade it for a bunch of big rocks :P

 

On 5/2/2018 at 1:01 PM, CourtnieMarie said:

but... but... they're so gneiss!!

 

LMFAOOOOO

 

I had a rock day yesterday! Rocks rock!!! I'm gonna try my hand at painting rock mandalas cause they're pretty and look relaxing to make. (Also I used to super love stippling so I'm hoping it translates into a nice painting meditation)

 

 

 

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LOL, I'm a recovering city girl myself - I miss some of it, but I traded it for a tinytown as a consequence of marriage and have adapted pretty well, I think. OTOH I also miss my big rocks. Hiking is dull here in the flatlands, and nobody even knows what bouldering is.

 

Yeah, it's a weird thing, I was born and raised in NYC and moved "up" state (not really) about 3 years ago. There are so many things I love and miss, but I usually get very annoyed when I'm there. It's mostly the people and places, but the environment can suck it.

 

(I may be doing some bouldering in... Boulder! June I think :D)

 

On 5/2/2018 at 1:05 PM, Gemma said:

 

I saw that art thread and followed it. I need to get off my tuchus and finish the LOTR library piece I'm working on then start the Alice piece, thanks for the shove!

 

YASSSS i wanna see!

 

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Who hates AH? How is that even possible?

 

 

IKR?? There was a thing not so long ago about that.

 

6 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

 

<3 that outfit <3 connecting with people <3 body positivity

 

<3 mountains

 

;)

 

Indeed. It was good to get out yesterday, even tho it was hot as balls. (I assume...) I walked down by the water, out back in the woods, even bug sprayed cause it's suddenly quite summer! Speaking of, I slept for shit last night (heat+no AC yet) and today was a verrrrry long day. I woke up thinking I would have to drink coffee every 2 hours until I fall asleep tonight, and that coffee basically peaked at crazy o'clock around 4pm, then I was back down to sleepy but functional by 5:30. I carried a bunch of air conditioners upstairs from the basement. 

 

This morning I wrote down a gratitude in my notebook... something I've never done before but going to try out for awhile. Also signed up for a mindful breathing event at a friend's yoga studio! Considering throwing a s'mores party. That's a thing, right? 

 

Blog stuff is hapenning, I've been putting more time in getting the site set up, but things are very much hapenning. I'm not unhappy about the progress so far. Okkkkkkeeeeeeeee time for catching up on the sleeps. Hope ya'll had less delirium crazies than me today :lol:

 

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12 hours ago, Deckard Gainz said:

For the record I think mountains are cool as hell I was just giving Red guff

 

Which I deserve quite thoroughly 

 

9 hours ago, MikeW said:

<3 all the things!

 

Also, I wish we were elves and able to build cities in the middle of nature! Because tree cities would be dooooooope.

 

9 hours ago, Gemma said:

 

 

#lifegoals update ...

 

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(Was that weird??? :abnormal:)

 

9 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

Awesome, but given it's the peak of wildfire season here, probably somewhat impractical lol

 

That would be bad... -_- 

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9 hours ago, RedStone said:

Indeed. It was good to get out yesterday, even tho it was hot as balls. (I assume...) I walked down by the water, out back in the woods, even bug sprayed cause it's suddenly quite summer! Speaking of, I slept for shit last night (heat+no AC yet) and today was a verrrrry long day. I woke up thinking I would have to drink coffee every 2 hours until I fall asleep tonight, and that coffee basically peaked at crazy o'clock around 4pm, then I was back down to sleepy but functional by 5:30. I carried a bunch of air conditioners upstairs from the basement. 

 

Do you get to have more rest today? Don't forget to take care of yourself amidst all these lovely creative goals. The brain still needs sleep, I think?

 

Also, I love yer rocks.

 

 

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