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25 minutes ago, Salinger said:

For the past 2 hours or so, i have worked very hard on the funding app. 

Great job!!!!  

 

25 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Hoping  i dont get feedback saying, START AGAIN ITS CRAP hahahhahaha

SAAAAALLLLLL, this is NOT your first rodeo!  You got this!!

 

25 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Now i can relax this weekend tbh, as im waiting.....

This is the best news!

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Sleep is important. Getting enough rest is the prerequisite for all the other things. It is not wasting your time, but preparing to use the rest of your time well. Check it off your list, and thank your body for holding you accountable on that so you don’t cheat.

 

Now do just one thing. The job that's in front of you.

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10 hours ago, Novaurora said:

Great job!!!!  

 

SAAAAALLLLLL, this is NOT your first rodeo!  You got this!!

 

 

 


Very true.... they wont tell me that, its a GOOD application... just need some help/advice on the public engagement bits (thats why they usually fail, not good enough etc) 

 

There are loads of engagement tbh its just articulating it (within the wordcount!!!!)

 

5 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Sleep is important. Getting enough rest is the prerequisite for all the other things. It is not wasting your time, but preparing to use the rest of your time well. Check it off your list, and thank your body for holding you accountable on that so you don’t cheat.

 

Now do just one thing. The job that's in front of you.

 

Thanks Sara ❤️ xx

 

 

50 minutes ago, Harriet said:

Sorry about the wedding stress! Did you ever go back to the football?

 

Thank you Harriet!

 

No...I know its a bit silly. I just want to build some fitness up (i felt so far behind .) ugh i dont know. Letting my anxiety win likely xx

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Morning. 7.30am. Just drinking tea and watching the Olympics. 

 

Last night was fine in the end - i lay on the sofa, drank tea and watched the cricket :D then chatted to my friend in America...then i went to bed around 11.

 

Today then. Well its quite cold out, and rainy, dark. Its quite autumnal. (i cant WAIT for proper autumn!) 

 

I will look at a couple of applications but waiting for the big funding app feedback (maybe later or tomorrow i will get this) 

 

Once i do, i can edit. Want to send by Friday...eeeek. 

 

3 weeks left till i find out about my research grant as well. PANIC MODE....

 

I will be meeting my friend tonight, around 6pm for drinks. Looking forward to it. Not seen her for ages!

 

Will also do some reading later, put some washing on, wash the dishes, nap, listen to records, then get ready to go out. 

 

Missing Roxy a lot ❤️ 

 

x

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Hey all, morning. Quiet in here?! 

 

Kinda warm today but no real sun, very cloudy. A bit humid so back door is wide open, Jackson is outside eating grass and Maisy is on the outdoor chair sleeping. 

 

Last night was nice, i made the decision to go home around midnight instead of meeting different friends to carry on the night. I appreciated that decision when i woke this morning.... cosy, warm and not hungover. 

 

Its midday right now, I have a number of emails to get through and the funding app edits/feedback to go through too. Feel like there is so much work stil to do on this application :( doing my best though. SO much pressure on me *sigh*

 

Feeling sort of low in mood today, just like stressed i think, getting me down how tired i am as well ... and the way i look blah blah blah. 

 

Although last night i feel i looked nice?

 

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Anyway.... need to tidy up, sort bins out, put clothes away as well as working on the app. Also defo need a bloody nap. ugh. 

 

Miss Rox a lot, she will be back tomorrow though xx

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1 hour ago, Salinger said:

I appreciated that decision when i woke this morning.... cosy, warm and not hungover. 

Don't you love when past you does present you a favor :) 

 

That picture is CUTE!!!!!!

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“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” John Steinbeck

“Do I dare disturb the universe?” – T.S. Eliot

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given to us" JRR Tolkien

 

Human Bard: CON 2, WIS 5, INT 1, CHA 2

 

Current Challenge: Nova Levels Up (and maybe doesn't abandon a challenge...)

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Hey all. 3.30pm. 

 

Raining and quite dark out already!

 

Had the afternoon just working....sent a lot of emails and planned the upcoming week. 

 

Got the cricket on now, drinking tea and wondering what to have for dinner (maybe salmon with something) any ideas?

 

So my weekly sign off....

 

- Take medication daily

- Submit application to Sick Fest

- Promote last few days of my crowdfunder

- Work hard on the funding application and send to three people for feedback

- Go to a gig (Thursday eve)

- Read for 30 mins minimum, on three days of the week

- When paid (Wednesday) unfreeze gym membership

- GO to the gym

- Keep plants alive by watering when needed

- Do a food shop on Wednesday

 

 

Wasnt 'too' bad.... but i only read two days of the week and i coudnt afford to unfreeze gym/or go....disappointment there. Will do better this week im sure?! ugh. 

 

 

So from tomorrow my goals are as followed. 

 

- Take medication daily

- Work hard on the funding application edits

- Find out about postgrad funding

- Sort out council tax direct debit

- Sort out website fees (change date they come out)

- Keep plants alive by watering when needed

- Find a nice handmade bowl for tomatoes

- Read for 30 mins minimum, on three days of the week

- When paid (Friday) unfreeze gym membership

- GO to the gym one day

- Go to friends wedding on Saturday 7th

 

Feels like a busy week but should be fine really. Just a lot of anxiety regarding the wedding! Oh well....

 

Might try to go the gym earlier in the week, borrow the fee off Rox and pay her back on Friday. Will ask her tomorrow. 


Can not WAIT to see her. Will pick her up and take some flowers for her ❤️ 

 

Tonight I will try to keep relaxed, have a nice bath, eat some tasty food, drink tea, read a bit and get early night xx

 

 

 

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Hi there. Sorry. Feeling weird/sad so popping back in for support. 

 

Anyway, i watered the plants - gave toms and peppers some food. 

 

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And Jackson shouting at me to make a cup of tea and relax hahahahhaah

 

I have Phoebe Bridgers album on (wonderful/perfect/stunning) 

 

The fairy lights in the garden just came on too which is pretty and nice. I have a cup of tea, ive had my dinner (made salmon and veg with some rice) 

 

TRYING to stop the brain gremlins from attacking me. Quite difficult tbh but im under a blanket and may read a little. 

 

I have started a re-read of The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll. Brilliant book. 

 

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Brutal book tbh but very good (as is the film!!)

 

Ill have a shower soon then maybe carry on reading in bed before sleep xx

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Brutal book tbh but very good (as is the film!!)

My sister in law would love that.  She loves brutal stories, and she actually gets cheerier. I think she takes a “my life is pretty great!” Mindset after reading them, which I really admire. 
 

Jackson the cat seems very pointy. Lol! 
 

have a lovely day with Roxy

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15 hours ago, Salinger said:

Although last night i feel i looked nice?

 

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Super cute. 1920s eastern European bohemian emigre look.

 

Next time your body image acts up, feed it some borscht and tell it you're going to do some Soviet strongman lifting.

 

6 hours ago, Salinger said:

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The collection of things you're feeding and watering are also adorable.

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6 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

Super cute. 1920s eastern European bohemian emigre look.

 

Next time your body image acts up, feed it some borscht and tell it you're going to do some Soviet strongman lifting.

 

 

The collection of things you're feeding and watering are also adorable.

 

Thanks so so much Sara, ❤️ hahahaha strongman lifting! made me smile. xx

 

 

1 hour ago, fearless 2.0 said:

hey girl! 

Loving the pics. You look like a 20ties famous actress, very cute! ( If I may say so as a lesbian... ) :)

wow to all the stuff you are growing in your garden. Mine is just a bit of neglected lawn. 

Sending energy and good mood. Have a great week! ❤️

 

Morning FL ❤️ 

 

Course you can say that!! Made me smile a lot so thank you!!!!

 

Thanks for the energy and good mood :) xx

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Morning all. Had a lie in this morning, woke around 6am but stayed in bed and fell back to sleep till 9.15 :) nice to be cosy in bed.

 

its 10.30 now, just had tea and toast and will go through some emails. 

 

Then need to tidy up, put dishwasher on, put clothes away and take the bins out. 

 

Picking Rox up from the station this eve, unsure what time yet, she will let me know later :) can't WAIT to see her. 

 

Until then, i will work on application, and read a bit i think. Have a shower etc Just try to keep chilled out as i work. 

 

xx

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4.15pm. 

 

Worked pretty hard this afternoon on applications. Ideas brewing. Writing getting done. 

 

Also been listening to  a  lot of music. Not done a playlist for ages so here are some recent tracks....

 

Squid - Narrator

Yard Act - Fixer Upper

La Mode - Fake News

Viagra Boys - Creatures

Porridge Radio - Sweet

Yak - Fried

Sports Team - Here's the thing

Cabbage - Fickle

 

Hope some of you check these out. Some fucking amazing music/bands out there right now. ❤️

 

I LOVE MUSIC. 

 

 

Picking Rox up around 7pm. woooooooooo xx

 

 

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The songs sound very English! Your tomatoes, pepper and cat all look beautiful in those shots. Very charming.

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58 minutes ago, fearless 2.0 said:

must check out your British sounds tomorrow! hehe :) 

Happy reunion with R. ❤️

 

 

Yes do!! Hope you like the music!

 

ROX IS HERE :) i drove to get her from the station at 7.... got some flowers on the way for her. 

 

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❤️

 

SO good to see her.

 

She is in the bath now, then im making dinner then chilling out. She has tomorrow off work thankfully so we can relax together. I have work to do but just hanging out will be lovely :) 

 

xx

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6 minutes ago, Salinger said:

 

Yes do!! Hope you like the music!

 

ROX IS HERE :) i drove to get her from the station at 7.... got some flowers on the way for her. 

 

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❤️

 

SO good to see her.

 

She is in the bath now, then im making dinner then chilling out. She has tomorrow off work thankfully so we can relax together. I have work to do but just hanging out will be lovely :) 

 

xx

Yeehaw Sal look at you go! Love the flowers!

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On 7/26/2021 at 2:43 AM, Salinger said:

Hello all!

 

I am thinking about doing this challenge weekly....setting some goals for the week on a Sunday and focusing on it in short bursts. 

This is probably a good way of doing it, y'know. You keep that freshness and don't have that difficult last week where your enthusiasm is flagging. 

 

Just listening to a playlist of all your musical recs. Only on the second one so far. Viagra Boys really reminded me of something and it's driving me up the wall because I can't remember what. Oh hang on, I'm on squid now. Three. I think this is my favourite one so far. 

 

Anyway, good morning. I saw you were up early again. Have a good... What are we on? Tuesday. Have a good Tuesday. 

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