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22 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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21 hours ago, sylph said:

I could not choose, so here have both:

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15 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

Hmmm. Gives up on what?

On habits. On goals. On consistency. I've concluded that for me these are impossible ideals which have caused a lot more harm than good, eroding my self confidence and making me wish I were a less chaotic person. I'm over it. My new strategy to embrace the chaos and do the things I want to be doing instead of the things I should be doing.

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Today was a success! Except for the part where I discovered my towel rack was leaking and had to hurry to the hardware store way too early in the morning. Botched the tape job to seal it up but it held up surprisingly well until the maintenance guy came over. Such adult.

 

On a more fun note I started drawing again! Last Friday I went to a life drawing class which was really fun but really hard. The poses started at 4 minutes and went down to 30 seconds. Man, I was sweating😆 But I loved the tempo and the live feedback. Since the poses are so quick I could immediately try to incorporate the teacher's pointers in the next drawing. He was also very encouraging and spotted what I did nicely among the garbage. 😛 I'll definitely go back next month, and I'm determined to suck a little less next time. So I'm practicing.

 

In the afternoon I went climbing and I had such a blast! I keep forgetting how fun climbing is. We were only two people today, neither of us had been climbing for a few weeks and we burned out at record speed. 😆 The feeling when I really, really want to keep climbing, but my body is shutting me down hard is so frustrating! But I climbed well and I'm quite pleased that I'm maintaining a 6b-ish-depending-on-climb level despite my poor showing.

 

In other news - I finally fixed my squeaky skateboard trucks! And now I feel like such an idiot. As expected, it turned out to be a super easy 10 minute job, and it took me FOUR months. 😭 I basically lost the entire season because of procrastination. FOUR MONTHS! 

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Yay for getting climbing in!

Yay for getting the skateboard fixed. You think after procrastinating on so many things, and then having them only take minutes to do, I would just learn to do it quickly rather than put it off, but it doesn't seem an easy lesson to learn somehow.😉

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15 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

In the afternoon I went climbing and I had such a blast! I keep forgetting how fun climbing is. We were only two people today, neither of us had been climbing for a few weeks and we burned out at record speed. 😆 The feeling when I really, really want to keep climbing, but my body is shutting me down hard is so frustrating! But I climbed well and I'm quite pleased that I'm maintaining a 6b-ish-depending-on-climb level despite my poor showing.

 

YAY climbing!

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That's so awesome! I'm struggling with 5.9s. (5b)

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21 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

In other news - I finally fixed my squeaky skateboard trucks! And now I feel like such an idiot. As expected, it turned out to be a super easy 10 minute job, and it took me FOUR months. 😭 I basically lost the entire season because of procrastination. FOUR MONTHS! 

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6 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

On habits. On goals. On consistency. I've concluded that for me these are impossible ideals which have caused a lot more harm than good, eroding my self confidence and making me wish I were a less chaotic person. I'm over it. My new strategy to embrace the chaos and do the things I want to be doing instead of the things I should be doing.

 

Wise decision. Do what works for you, that makes you want to do more of it. :) 

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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Don't do more of what doesn't work? Brilliant plan. 

 

I'm here for chaos. I'm always down for chaos. 

 

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Following for chaos .... good, neutral, evil??? 

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On 9/8/2022 at 10:34 PM, Elastigirl said:

Yay for getting climbing in!

Yay for getting the skateboard fixed. You think after procrastinating on so many things, and then having them only take minutes to do, I would just learn to do it quickly rather than put it off, but it doesn't seem an easy lesson to learn somehow.😉

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On 9/8/2022 at 10:43 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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Right?! So stupid. At least I get it when it comes to taxes. Or phone calls. But fun things??

 

On 9/8/2022 at 10:38 PM, Moira said:

YAY climbing!

6b = 5.10c in NA

That's so awesome! I'm struggling with 5.9s. (5b)

YAAY! I only do bouldering atm, but either way I wouldn't take grades seriously. The struggle is real no matter what. 😛 

 

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On 9/9/2022 at 12:23 AM, Tobbe said:

I know there is some cheesy quote about starting being the hard part, not doing. But for some reason (😉) this feels like the wrong thread to be posting "inspirational" quotes on a nature background captured during sunrise. 

 

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On 9/9/2022 at 2:53 AM, Raze said:

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On 9/9/2022 at 4:25 AM, Scaly Freak said:

Wise decision. Do what works for you, that makes you want to do more of it. :) 

 

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On 9/9/2022 at 6:48 PM, Gemma said:

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Don't do more of what doesn't work? Brilliant plan. 

 

I'm here for chaos. I'm always down for chaos. 

 

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5 hours ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

Following for chaos .... good, neutral, evil??? 

Four quizzes later I can only conclude it depends on my mood. But all came out as chaotic. Clearly this is a sign.

 

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On 9/8/2022 at 8:41 PM, Mad Hatter said:

On habits. On goals. On consistency. I've concluded that for me these are impossible ideals which have caused a lot more harm than good, eroding my self confidence and making me wish I were a less chaotic person. I'm over it. My new strategy to embrace the chaos and do the things I want to be doing instead of the things I should be doing.

 

But what metric shall we use for success?

 

On 9/8/2022 at 9:21 PM, Mad Hatter said:

On a more fun note I started drawing again! Last Friday I went to a life drawing class which was really fun but really hard. The poses started at 4 minutes and went down to 30 seconds. Man, I was sweating😆 But I loved the tempo and the live feedback. Since the poses are so quick I could immediately try to incorporate the teacher's pointers in the next drawing. He was also very encouraging and spotted what I did nicely among the garbage. 😛 I'll definitely go back next month, and I'm determined to suck a little less next time. So I'm practicing.

 

Yay! So awesome!

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Friday I successed, eventually. Woke up like this and had a brutally hard time shaking it off. 

 

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This is fine. Boredom is painful but it's information. I couldn't find anything fun to do so I asked myself what would at least be interesting and I ended up doing some painting studies before going out for dinner with a friend.

 

Today I also successed. I painted and spent a lot of time outside as I finished season one of Dungeons and Daddies. 

 

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1 hour ago, Mad Hatter said:

Right?! So stupid. At least I get it when it comes to taxes. Or phone calls. But fun things??

 

For me, a lot of that is prioritising it. Like, with so many necessary things to grind through, prioritising something optional or voluntary or fun, even when it's easy, just doesn't happen as often. Sure, it's five minutes, but look at all this other stuff waiting in the queue.

 

This is an interesting challenge, because I think I have trained myself not to do the things I want to do,  so that Important Things Get Done, but with the side effect that neither thing gets done if I'm not really forcing myself to do things.

 

55 minutes ago, Mad Hatter said:

This is fine. Boredom is painful but it's information. I couldn't find anything fun to do so I asked myself what would at least be interesting and I ended up doing some painting studies before going out for dinner with a friend.

 

See, this is useful. I will observe you.

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