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Well, this has been a crazy year. So much in and out. It's been awhile since I've been around these parts...

 

Late August I almost sliced my finger off and had hand surgery. I wasn't able to even down dog, let alone do handstands for a month. Before really recovering I hopped a plane to Costa Rica for a few weeks for an event and an adventure of a lifetime.... and then less than a week after coming back, I finished selling all my belongings and moved across the country. That didn't work out, so I moved across the country again. Spent a lot of time hiding from the world/ totally re-evaluating my life, slipping into some bad habits, and generally questioning everything.

 

Unexpected, but kinda necessary. Now I'm here! This challenge begins with me in Boston, and will involve NYC, Santiago, Chile (& other areas of Chile, I'm guessing), back to NYC, then to Minneapolis. I have no idea where my life is going after that.

 

I kind of went into a dark place. Nowhere near as bad as I used to, but it was kind of scary to be back in that space. This challenge is all about maintaining a sense of home, peace, and space amidst picking myself back up and traveling.

 

My Main Quest: Be Love.

This means loving myself first and foremost, so that I can be Love for other people. Self-care is the ultimate form of love.

 

My goals are designed to facilitate joy, space, peace, and presence. I am going easier on myself than usual with grading, because I don't want to feel pressured or like a failure. I want to end 2013 with a sense of ease and well-being.

 

Play for 30 minutes every day.

This can look like so many things. Handstands, climbing, laughing, imagining, finger painting... every day I will set aside 'play time' and ask myself, "What sounds like the most fun thing to do right now?" and I will then do that thing. Playing feels like home.

A= 35+ Days, B= 30-34 Days, C= 25-29 Days, D= 20-24 Days, F= 19 or less Days.

 

 

Love my food as fuel and nourishment (85/15 Clean).

I tend to get derailed with eating when I travel or go to foreign countries. But since travel and being new places is really now my way of living and not just vacations, it is important for me to keep my nutrition super solid. And when I'm somewhere where that is a little more difficult? I will be consciously grateful for the food I DO have. Whenever I can, I will eat no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, and limited caffeine/ alcohol. My goal with this is 85/15 (yes even with travel!) I'll keep track of what I eat so I know.

A= 85% or higher, B= 77% or higher, C= 69% or higher, D= 61% or higher, F= 60% or below.

 

 

Daily breathing, meditation, & check ins.

Every morning- breathing exercises and meditation. I'm not putting a time limit on this, though it generally ends up being 20-30 minutes. As soon as I strive for that though, I fail. Funny how that works. Also, hourly check ins- what's my energy level? how am I feeling? what am I working on? what would be the best thing for me to do right now? I set an alarm in my phone to go off every hour as a reminder to take some deep breaths and check in.

A= 35+ Days, B= 30-34 Days, C= 25-29 Days, D= 20-24 Days, F= 19 or less Days.

 

 

Engage with amazing & inspiring people on a daily basis.

This is kind of my 'side quest' - I've realized during my period of isolation/darkness that what makes me feel alive and connected and excited is to connect with people who inspire me. Luckily I've made it a point to surround myself with people like this- and now I am making a concentrated effort to connect with people every single day. Whether it's on Skype, face to face, gchat- that matters less than actually connecting. I'll consider this goal met if I have at least 30 minutes worth of conversation/interaction with one or more awesome individuals!

A= 35+ Days, B= 30-34 Days, C= 25-29 Days, D= 20-24 Days, F= 19 or less Days.

 
 
Happy to be back. Love this place.

Race: Gallifreyan

Profession: Druid

Level: 6

Current Challenge:Livingroovy Comes Home

 

[sTR] - 16.8 // [DEX] - 12.25 // [sTA] - 16 // [CON] - 17.3 // [WIS] - 16.55 // [CHA] - 14.6

 

Find me on the internets: Facebook // Twitter // Kate Marolt | Play Warrior & Excitement Engineer!

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Welcome into the light livingroovy, we missed you!

 

I am sorry to read about you revisiting a dark place, and glad you you came out again. Living and loving are great goals, as well as solidifying routines as scaffolding around you. 

Here's to a great challenge, and self care.

I have chosen to believe in myself.


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