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Man alive has it been a while and a half since I've come back to the forums, but what is life for if not trying and trying again?

 

Things have happened, things have not changed, I've got plans, I got hopes, I got dreams. 

 

I've also got a rundown :

Heyo y'all, I'm Infinity, recently turned 21, recently realised I'm non-binary (they/them pronouns please mi amigo's), currently finishing off a digital marketing internship, about to go into second year at uni for philosophy, trusting God with my future as I take advantage of current opportunities, it has been over 3 years (3 1/2? 4?) since I first landed on these good old forums and my goals are basically still the same, which can be looked at either negatively or positively (I haven't grown, I know what I'm after), but that's just means it's time to change tack and keep hiking the good hike. 

I don't know what I'm saying either, don't worry. 

It's been an eon but hello my pals, I'm gonna go on a hunt for threads now. I love youse peeps and here's to future improvement,

*clinking of cider bottles cause beer is bad*

 

Goals :

#1 Daily Dare daily

I signed up to the PvP, gonna have to do it now. It's law.

 

#2 Walk 30 minutes a day

Currently walking 15 minutes to work and 15 minutes back. I'm heading back to uni on Wednesday, I want to keep walking around for at least 30 minutes. Maybe I should convert this to a step count? Nah, I want it to be outside walking.

 

#3 Journal generously

Okay, I know they don't start with the same letter. But the concept is to plan my day each morning and tick of habits from the night previously. This helps me be so much more productive, stops melt-downs from being overwhelmed, and provides a good long-term track. 

 

#4 Do something creative

Either do art or write. I got a new laptop for myself for my 21st, helped out by my family, so technology is no excuse. I even got a discounted drawing tablet (YES) from a friend so there's even less excuse. Write something, whether podcast idea, journal, poetry, who cares. Write something for me. If not words, do images. Practise drawing stuff, people, copy, trace, read up on colour theory and utilise it. Doesn't matter, do something with shapes, any medium. At least one of the two every day.

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Actually I forgot that I should probably update on expected occurings over this challenge period. 

(I see it's changed to 5 weeks now so I'm excite!)

 

I'm going to be finishing my digital marketing internship this Tuesday. I've been working at this place since mid June (?) doing content population, blog writing, Paid Social, Organic Social, PPC, tracking, outreach plans, contacting people, a whole range of very interesting (I say that in the broadest sense) things over this time. It has also shown me that I probably won't thrive in an office environment, as every evening I have come home and just crashed. The utter lack of flexibility for moving around, when to eat my meal, even what to eat (I can't bring kimchi or an egg salad in and those limitations are frustrating), and I try to be a really good worker. I'm 'on' for the entire time that I'm working, probably trying to prove myself a bit with what I can achieve. I have definitely become known for getting an awful lot down over the course of the day. 

But then I get home, have to cook dinner, crash infront of the youtube or netflix, and its impossible to get me to move. The only thing that makes sure that I go to bed on time is the two people I'm living with both go to sleep around half nine and I don't want to use the bathroom after that period and disturb them, so I brush my teeth, and that always makes me super sleepy cause it means its bedtime.

But yeah, office work = self productivity plumets.

 

On Wednesday I'm moving back to uni, on Thursday I'm having to revamp the student newspaper website, and on Friday I'll be helping out with the stalls at freshers fair. Good old busy life for meeee. The Monday after will be the start of the school year, and I'm doing metaphysics and the philosophy of science for the next term, both which I am super pumped to study. I'm also looking at joining either (or both ... hahaha ---) fencing and kendo, possibly (hopefully) joining MMA or kickboxing, and their This Girl Can weightlifting series. (I have never been to a gym but I super want to learn to lift properly, so we shall see) Archery and horseriding would both also be readlly cool.

Alongside this, I will be resuming my roles as Head of Design for the newspaper, Head of News for the radio (I may drop out of that one), and general help for the uni TV. I'm going to join the on-campus theatre/cinema group thingy for discount tickets and meetings on acting and stuffs, the LGBTQ+ society, Kpop Dance, and maybe BSL. 

Votes on the number of societies I'm going to handle before breaking? 

Well, I should hopefully be getting a therapist (a friend got me in contact with theirs and we might have a meeting sometime this challenge), and I will drop societies if I attend and feel like they take more than they give. But who knows? 

(I do. I'm going to drop BSL, Kpop Dance, the radio, and probably most of the TV and the theatre one. But I shall sign up and go to ones when I want to and when I can)

 

I may also be looking for a part-time job, but we'll see what happens with that ...

But this is nothing if not a recipe for success, right? (Other than the fact that I'm already behind - )

 

In all fairness, this challenge is going to about settling back into university routine, figuring out what things will fit, and maintain some semblance of sanity. Thankfully I've got good friends and family, so we shall see where this challenge will take us!

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4 minutes ago, Ann of Vries said:

Welcome back, Infinity! I hope this challenge helps get you back on your feet ^_^

Thank ye! And yep, really hoping that I'll manage to stay on my feet despite the death-defying trick of jumping from one fast-speed train to another and there's a dark tunnel hiding who knows what up ahead. Perhaps free video games? :D 

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Oh, I also managed to forget to mention that I'll be doing the challenge with the adventures this time round, for extra newness, but also for the walking goal and journey into new things that this challenge will be. I'll see where I end once the habits become refined later on!

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7 hours ago, Infinity.Creates said:

I signed up to the PvP, gonna have to do it now. It's law.

 

You have been selected. :D

 

7 hours ago, Infinity.Creates said:

I want it to be outside walking.

 

That's an admirable desire.

 

7 hours ago, Infinity.Creates said:

stops melt-downs from being overwhelmed

 

I've had a few of these. They don't usually go well. Good on you for using planning and structure to help avoid this.

 

7 hours ago, Infinity.Creates said:

Either do art or write.

 

Would you be willing to share some of this with us during the challenge?

 

Welcome back, by the way. Let me know if I can help in any way.

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Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Embraces His Wild Poet

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals More

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

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4 hours ago, WolfDreamer said:

 

You have been selected. :D

 

That's an admirable desire.

 

I've had a few of these. They don't usually go well. Good on you for using planning and structure to help avoid this.

 

Would you be willing to share some of this with us during the challenge?

 

Welcome back, by the way. Let me know if I can help in any way.

 

Heyo, and thanks for the welcome! :D

I always loved doing the Daily Dares, though partially just for the creativity of the exercises they come up with. Today is something that looks like a mermaid? 

Walking outside makes you walk faster and feel less tired, but also the steps counted from just going up and down the stairs are just daily stuff, like walking to and from the kitchen. OUtside will allow me to actually stretch my legs. Thankfully, I'll be living 15 minutes from campus, and 15 minutes from church, so if I find something on Saturdays and go to uni everyday, I should be good!

Yeah, those meltdowns are very frustrating. I've used this system at uni in the past, and just writing lists of things i need to do has always helped calmed my brain.

Maybe? Depends on what I produce. You probably won't see any poetry, cause it is the rawest form of creation for me (very very angsty and longingy), but maybe some of the art and short stories, depending on how much I produce.

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Yay for generous journaling and creativity -- both are needed in academic pursuits :)

 

21 hours ago, Infinity.Creates said:

*clinking of cider bottles cause beer is bad*

 

I used to think beer was bad. Then I went to Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands and actually had beer, and I have since modified my position. But bad beer is definitely bad and cider is always a perfectly acceptable substitute :P

 

Welcome back, welcome to the #adventurerlife, and good luck in your challenge!

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Thanks!

1 hour ago, oromendur said:

Yay for generous journaling and creativity -- both are needed in academic pursuits :)

 

 

I used to think beer was bad. Then I went to Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands and actually had beer, and I have since modified my position. But bad beer is definitely bad and cider is always a perfectly acceptable substitute :P

 

Welcome back, welcome to the #adventurerlife, and good luck in your challenge!

 

Creativity is so important but so harddd T.T

 

And beer just tastes like the smell of a toliet mixed with watered down apple juice. I have tried beer other people have said is good, but I've never really been a fan of any alcohol other than whiskey. I'll drink cider and champagne because they're sweet and fizzy. :D 

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On 9/16/2019 at 1:27 PM, Infinity.Creates said:

And beer just tastes like the smell of a toliet mixed with watered down apple juice. I have tried beer other people have said is good, but I've never really been a fan of any alcohol other than whiskey. I'll drink cider and champagne because they're sweet and fizzy. :D

 

A fellow whiskey lover, eh? I can get behind that. I actually do like beer, too (but whiskey is definitely better), but I can't have beer because my body decided to stop tolerating gluten, haha. So no I am kind of forced to do cider if I want something that isn't hard alcohol or wine. 

 

Welcome back and welcome to the Adventurers!

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5 hours ago, Aquarii said:

 

A fellow whiskey lover, eh? I can get behind that. I actually do like beer, too (but whiskey is definitely better), but I can't have beer because my body decided to stop tolerating gluten, haha. So no I am kind of forced to do cider if I want something that isn't hard alcohol or wine. 

 

Welcome back and welcome to the Adventurers!

 

Whiskey is just smooth and warm while wine is so vinegary (there is the occasional rose that I like) and beer is so flat. 

 

And thank you!

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So far, it's been interesting. Work is finally over, and its kind of bittersweet. It wasn't an amazing time, but I got settled, and it decent. Marketing is not something I see myself doing in the future, but it was useful to learn. I'm packing all my stuff this morning and moving back to uni this afternoon, and I'll be set on a whole new adventure by tonight. 

Change and moving is always odd.

 

The journalling hasn't happened, and I've definitely been using my hand as a notes pad, but I've got the pages set up and I've written some basic stuff. 

Creative stuff has been happening every day, but for the newspaper, which I will count as it still requires creative thought, an artistic process, and creating something by the end. I'm hoping to write something tomorrow.

The walking has happened, just by virtue of walking to and from work, but we'll see how that changes in the rest of the week by being at uni. I have a feeling it will just be needing that excuse to get out of the house.

And the Daily Dares have happened, just in the seconds before I go to bed. Tomorrow i will have my yoga mat and space to lie it out again, so I should be able to resume my morning stretches, and incorporate the dare into that. 

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On 9/18/2019 at 8:58 AM, Infinity.Creates said:

I'll be set on a whole new adventure by tonight.

 

How's the new adventure going?

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(body of a Hobbit, mind of an Elf, soul of a Dúnadan)

Memories of a former Age [ 1 |  2 ]  ~  Return from Mandos [ respawn ]

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