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Dear Druids, thank you for letting me play in your sandbox this round!

 

Hello errbody! Welcome to the challenge in which Flea finally touches hers- er, gets in touch with herself. ;)

I don't pay enough attention to my body and what it's telling me, and I don't take enough time to focus on recharging and bettering myself.

 

I have a tendency to just coast through the present while living mostly in the past or the future. Over the past 5 months I've started eating better and exercising more but not really paying attention to how I feel as a result. I didn't realize that running before work made my loathsome job more bearable or that I didn't feel so lethargic eating vegan for the last challenge. The longer I play around on NF the more I'm realizing my body is capable of some awesomeness but I'm definitely taking it for granted. 

 

On top of that, I'm headed to England for grad school in September. Grad school is stressful. Getting a visa and plane tickets and packing for a year is stressful. The prospect of making new friends when you're crazy shy and have a touch of social anxiety but you know you have to do it unless you want to spent a whole year alone in a dorm room the size of a closet? There's not even a word for how stressful that is. So this is me being proactive for once in my life and implementing ways to deal with stress & anxiety and be more aware of who I am, how I deal with things, etc.

 

As usual I just wrote up an entire wall of text but still didn't manage to explain my goals very well. Cookies to everyone who's made it this far. 

 

Main Goal: Figure out who I am and what makes me tick. 

 

Goal 1: Daily yoga (+1 DEX, +2 CON)

  • I took some free classes in college and loved the way it felt, physically and... idk? Internally? Mentally/spiritually? I did a 30-day challenge as part of a previous NF challenge, but didn't continue after. This time I want to lay the foundations for a lifelong practice. 
  • Proprioception. I love that word. I want to cultivate awareness of where I am, how I move, and really pay attention to posture/etc. 
  • I think I'll redo that 30-day challenge, then find other videos on YouTube. If anyone has suggestions of sites/videos/books, send them my way!
  • Grading: 7x/wk = A; 6x/wk = B; 5x/wk = C; <5x/wk = come on Flea, you can do better than that! :\

 

Goal 2: Daily meditation after I wake up (+3 WIS, +2 CHA)

  • Also something I've dabbled in but not really been consistent with. 
  • 5 minutes every day for week 1, increasing at least 1 minute each week after. 
  • Grading: same as yoga. 

 

Goal 3: Journal for 20 minutes before bed (+3 WIS)

  • I've been journaling for almost 6 months but sometimes cop out with "Here's a summary of my day, I'm tired and it's bedtime now." I want to focus on other things like WHY I felt a certain way at work, or a random thought that occured to me, or why I felt anxious sending an email. 
  • Digging deeper into my feelings/thoughts/fears will help me understand, work around, and/or overcome obstacles in my life, find my motivation, and simply understand myself better. 
  • Grading: avg 18-20 minutes/day = A; avg 16-17 = B; 14-15 = C; <14 minutes/day = I'm not even trying. Bonus: every minute over 25 will count for half a minute, because if I'm on a roll I don't want to feel tempted to stop just because the timer's done. 

 

Life quest: Study ALL the languages! (+2 WIS, +2 CHA)

  • I love love love languages. Figuring out grammar rules, learning new vocabulary, understanding bitchy YouTube comments... this is where I thrive.
  • I was nearly fluent in French and at an intermediate level in Arabic but haven't used either in 4 years. (Fun fact: I have tattoos in both languages.) I've studied Spanish informally and could be so much better if I put regular effort into it. I want to learn a dozen other languages but won't get there if I don't start.
  • Minimum 3 Duolingo lessons in Spanish or German, OR 1 chapter of Arabic or French.
  • Grading: 7x/wk = A; 6x/wk = B; 5x/wk = C; <5x/wk = Look at your life, look at your choices...

End goal: Self-awareness and world domination

 

Thanks for sticking around! On y va!

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Gasp! I almost forgot! This is Brunch, my new mascot. Courtesy of RedCedar and xanjra!

 

 

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Thank you thank you!

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Solid plan for your challenge.  Good luck out there.

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Welcome to the Druids! Nice to have you with us for this challenge.

 

I am too tired now, but if I think of any good yoga sites I'll come back and share the link. 

 

Wonders off to go find a cookie. See what you started?

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*sneaks in....hides the liquor cabinet key...sneaks back out...*

 

Yes I am stalking you...why do you act surprised?

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

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Solid plan for your challenge.  Good luck out there.

  

Thank you!

Loving the language goal, good on ya!

  

Danke. :)

Omnom Brunch :D 

 

Go Flea go! Guess this means its time to write up my next challenge >>;

 

Yessss do it! And then give me a link. :)

Welcome to the Druids! Nice to have you with us for this challenge.

 

I am too tired now, but if I think of any good yoga sites I'll come back and share the link. 

 

Wonders off to go find a cookie. See what you started?

I didn't say what kind of cookie! It could be a healthy power cookie or something. :)

Fleaball :wub: 

Good yoga sites: I am doing this one and its AWESOME!!!! MyYogaPro

 

You have AMAZING goals this time and I am excited to watch them happen :) and what comes from them as they do :) :) :) 

  

Woohoo I will definitely check out that site when I get home. Thanks for the support! :)

*sneaks in....hides the liquor cabinet key...sneaks back out...*

 

Yes I am stalking you...why do you act surprised?

 

Noooooo come back here with that key! *grabby hands* I suppose there are worse people who could be stalking me...

The top hat and monocle! SOOOOOO much better now!

Indeed! Classy Brunch is my new favorite thing ever.

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I feel like "classy brunch" could be/needs to be the theme for our skype/google hangout All-day-drinking-a-thon.  

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RedCedar uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. What pronouns do you prefer? 

Here is a fun game to help learn/practice pronouns that might be new to you: http://minus18.org.au/pronouns-app/

 
 

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Best. Idea. EVER.

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Noooooo come back here with that key! *grabby hands* I suppose there are worse people who could be stalking me...

 

grabby hands will only get you in trouble my dear ;) not a key :D

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I would like to introduce Brunch to Fluffy one day:

thisisfluffy_zpsc6b8524d.jpg

he is my mascot

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So long as Fluffy doesn't try to eat Brunch. He looks kind of angry.

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Nooooo I don't like where this conversation is going! Brunch is not for eating, he is for luffing! :(

 

Challenge-related: Can someone just create an anime that will teach me Japanese grammar? I'm surprised how many words/phrases I recognize from my weeaboo days but despite all the random vocabulary I can't string a sentence together to save my life. I would so cheat and watch anime for my life quest if I could make it count. 

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Namaste, and warmly welcome to the Druids Flea!!

 

Congratulations on your upcoming adventure, what a great motivation for this challenge that must be.

 

For me, yoga starts and ends with the breathing. Listen to your own breath and listen to your heartbeat, then listen to your body. Proprioception. The movements come from there. I practice vinyasa or flow, usually to music but sometimes just breathing.

 

I can completely relate to your love of languages, and sometime I will study latin - when an opportunity occurs.

 

I hope that the glade will be  place for inspiration and encouragement for you this challenge.

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Namaste, and warmly welcome to the Druids Flea!!

Congratulations on your upcoming adventure, what a great motivation for this challenge that must be.

For me, yoga starts and ends with the breathing. Listen to your own breath and listen to your heartbeat, then listen to your body. Proprioception. The movements come from there. I practice vinyasa or flow, usually to music but sometimes just breathing.

I can completely relate to your love of languages, and sometime I will study latin - when an opportunity occurs.

I hope that the glade will be place for inspiration and encouragement for you this challenge.

Thank you! And thanks for the encouragement and advice. I'm looking forward to learning a lot here. Latin would be so cool to learn. I approve! :)

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Yay!  I found you, for a while I thought you had ditched us completely!

 

I am following along, even though you are currently a druid.

 

:playful:

 

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Never! What's weird is I totally thought you'd been to this thread already. Whoops.

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Woot. Day 1 of challenge was a success, at least on paper. All 4 goals were accomplished. I fail at time management though so everything wound up being rushed and not so relaxing. Oh well, now I know better.

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