shaar Posted April 14, 2019 Report Share Posted April 14, 2019 HI GUYS It is... springtime! (Is it? ???) Everyone is posting pics of leaves and blooms and flowers and I'm still looking out the window at bare trees and freshly mulched plots just w a i t i n g ............. Anyways my life has been 110% gogogo since uh. January? When I started my new job (which I love), and since I started fitting the gym back into my life routine (which I also love), so keeping up with challenge goals outside of DON'T FORGET TO SLEEP has been HARD for me! Life is seriously great for me right now after a long string of struggles and adjustments, so for this challenge I'm taking inspiration from the brilliant suggestion of @Urgan and we are gonna go.... IYASHIKEI. (surely you are thinking, shaar what is that WORD what does it MEAN i have never SEEN this word in my life???) Iyashikei (癒し系) is Japanese for "healing", a term used for anime and manga created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. These anime can be about anything, and they tend to be slow-paced and peaceful – the complete opposite of action anime. Their stories meander as they draw viewers into their worlds, giving them a relaxed, joyful feeling. Iyashikei anime are meant to help audiences momentarily put aside their troubles and remember to appreciate the small delights of life. So we're gonna chill it out in here this challenge - no goals, nothing to achieve, my only accomplishment will be to be mindful when things get slam bang bananas and do my best to take a deep breath and not run my poor skeleton into the ground. (I mean I know they eventually GO there but you know, prematurely.) ... No wait, I lied, my second accomplishment is to get out and EXPLORE MORE. I want to use my weekends for getting out into the New England countryside, the mountains and tucked away sanctuaries of nature and beauty. There is so much around here that I never noticed (or rather, paid attention to) when I was a kid, and I'm real hype to start a short list and get out to see everything there is to see!~ I'll take you guys with me and take photos and videos of the rural mountain life, promise. IYASHIKEI. If you need a good vibe or a chill moment, you know where to come. HERE. It's here, y'all. LET'S DO IT. <3 12 Quote i am not waiting for a hero. i saved myself long ago. Level 56 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart STR.55 DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65 "Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't. You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair... ...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours." Link to comment
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