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Already time for the next challenge, woo! February is going to be an interesting month for me. I am going to Wicked Faire with some friends, and that's the 19th to the 21st. I want to look my best for the faire! Also, I have to wait until the 19th (Match Day) to know for sure if I got an internship for the next year. It looks good, but nothing is guaranteed and the suspense is killing me. My basic plan is to try an keep as busy as possible until the 19th, making progress on my dissertation, lifting, biking, trying to lose this persistent and annoying bit of belly fat I've accumulated, working through the ACT workbook, and pursuing my hobbies. I don't have specific goals in mind just yet, but I've been doing a good job making and mostly completing comprehensive to do lists every day. I'll update with specific goals when I figure that out. I'll also hopefully be continuing the saga of Sovellis, though I still need to wrap up the last challenge. Does anyone know how the leveling works now? For once I actually feel like I deserve to level up and would like to take care of that.

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Lv 1 Wood Elf, 

A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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As for leveling: I think you can still do it the old way for the forums side of things, since the character creation thing is a separate system. Personally I'm not bothering with either. :P But you did so great last challenge and TOTALLY deserve that level-up! I would just continue on as you would have before.

 

Waiting for internship notifications is so painful... I'm applying for some summer ones and the wait is agonizing!

I hope you get the internship you want!! ^_^ What are they about, for lack of a better word? What will you be doing?

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Another late start meant that Sovellis hadn't gotten to his training until late in the evening. He pushed hard, quickly working up a sweat. As he took a moment to get a quick drink of water, a page approached him holding a letter in his hand.

 

"Excuse me, Sule, but this just came for you," he said with a short bow of his head.

 

"Can't it wait?" Sov growled, causing the page to flinch. This made him feel a bit guilty and before the page could apologize, he held his hand out. "Hand it here, then." 

 

Unfolding the paper he saw that it was a letter from an old friend, Theo. Okay, Theo wasn't actually his name, but Sov doubted it was possible to properly pronounce his friend's name without the strange, proboscis like mouth of his people. So they had both agreed that Sov could call him Theo. They had met several years ago, and had been good friends, even a bit more than just friends for a while, but had since followed their lives in  two separate directions. Theo had become a soldier and had a family, and Sov, well, he avoided his responsibilities as best he could for as long as he could. Theo had written to him to let him know that he would be travelling nearby and would like to stop by Sejabird Hill if Sovellis wasn't too busy. 

 

He thanked the page, handing him the letter, and continued his exercizes. It would be good to see his old friend again. He wondered just how much trouble the two of them would get into this time.

 

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I kicked my to do list's butt today! And in the middle of my workout, I got a text from my old friend, Theo. Okay, he may also be an ex, but we're still on good terms. :P He's going to be visiting next week wednesday and staying overnight. When he and I hang out, it usually means good food, good stories, and a lot of drinking, and we usually find some way to stir up trouble, lol. Oh, and I made the mistake of asking him what race he wanted to be in this little story, and he chose Rodian of all things, which I still think looks like an avacado and a mosquito had a humanoid baby, but whatever. :P Don't ask if you don't want an answer, right?

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A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

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The ink bottle shattered when it hit the wall. Sov leaned forward, resting his head on the desk beside the intimidatingly large pile of papers. The ambassador had finally left after an excruciatingly long and frustrating meeting, where all he was able to learn was that people were not happy and all he could do was wait. Feeling this helpless was maddening. There was nothing he could do, so he was struggling to do anything. What was the point? There was the festival in two weeks he still needed to prepare for, but he wasn't sure he really felt like celebrating. He really did need to take care of things. He knew that. It just all felt so pointless.

 

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Really struggling with motivation right now. Not sure what to do about it. First week was almost a total bust. We will see how this next week goes.

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Lv 1 Wood Elf, 

A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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half way done with the challenge, thought I'd check out how things are going...


 


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I hope your challenge is going well even though you haven't posted an update on the boards.  there's still time to jump back into the game too if it hasn't gotten off to a good start!


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How has your challenge been going? I hear you on the motivation difficulties - after a rough start my perfectionism tends to rear up and start whispering nasty things in my brain about how I should just quit now and all of that. But that little voice is lying to you! Even if you don't reach your goals this challenge, you can still make progress towards them and that's just as valuable :) Hang in there!

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Alors je ne lui parlais ni de serpents boas, ni de forêts vierges, ni d'étoiles. Je me mettais à sa portée. Je lui parlais de bridge, de golf, de politique et de cravates. Et la grande personne était bien contente de connaître un homme aussi raisonnable.

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All of the festival preparations that he had avoided were suddenly upon him. In a mad dash he rushed chaotically through arrangements that should have been dealt with days ago. As he was staying in Suthri for a few days, he also needed to pack, which too, of course, had been put off until the night before. He ran through his mental checklist yet again, convinced that he was forgetting something. Why hadn't he done this earlier? He needed to be up early the next morning, but it was already looking like another late night. Tomorrow might be painful, but he only had himself to blame.

 

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Things have been getting progressively worse the closer I get to match day, a day that very well may decide the course of my life for the next year, if not more. Sleep patterns simply don't exist for me right now, and the other night I had a full on break down where my girlfriend just held me as I sobbed. It's been fun. Been doing pretty good at my to do lists until the past couple days where I've not done much of anything. Finally got around to packing for my trip today. I leave tomorrow, early, ugh. I don't think I've forgotten anything important. I hope not at least. I just need friday to be over, to know whether or not I'm freed from this infuriating limbo and allowed to move on with my life, or not. So much is riding on this. Sorry  I haven't been posting much, I've been kind of a mess, if not overtly. 

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A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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half way done with the challenge, thought I'd check out how things are going...

 

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I hope your challenge is going well even though you haven't posted an update on the boards.  there's still time to jump back into the game too if it hasn't gotten off to a good start!

 

 

Heh, it actually hasn't been going horribly, at least on paper. I've been doing well with my work outs and chores and even my transcribing. I've just been avoiding anything that makes me think about friday, which apparently includes posting.

 

 

Sorry buddy, with my late start it this challenge I somehow missed following you.

 

No worries, glad to have you here now! :)

 

 

How has your challenge been going? I hear you on the motivation difficulties - after a rough start my perfectionism tends to rear up and start whispering nasty things in my brain about how I should just quit now and all of that. But that little voice is lying to you! Even if you don't reach your goals this challenge, you can still make progress towards them and that's just as valuable :) Hang in there!

 

Yeah, normally I'd agree with you 100%. This time, if this one thing that I have no control over at all gets messed up, basically everything is for naught. Or at least that's what the voice is telling me. If I don't get an internship this year, though, the implications are more than a little frightening. I can't fail out of the program now, and end up with no licensable degree and a doctor's level of student debt. Hehehehe, but yeah, things look good so far. I just need it to be done so I can breathe again. So I can know I'm not a failure, that all this effort and sacrifice has been worth it. If not, then nothing I've done the past couple weeks means anything. Sorry, didn't mean to get so depressing there. Blegh.

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A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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Heh, it actually hasn't been going horribly, at least on paper. I've been doing well with my work outs and chores and even my transcribing. I've just been avoiding anything that makes me think about friday, which apparently includes posting.

 

Yeah, all things considered, I think you are doing quite well. This week is a good week for being kind to yourself and not being upset if you don't get much done. Give yourself a pass - this is a really rough time, emotionally! Just hang in there until Friday. :)

 

Yeah, normally I'd agree with you 100%. This time, if this one thing that I have no control over at all gets messed up, basically everything is for naught. Or at least that's what the voice is telling me. If I don't get an internship this year, though, the implications are more than a little frightening. I can't fail out of the program now, and end up with no licensable degree and a doctor's level of student debt. Hehehehe, but yeah, things look good so far. I just need it to be done so I can breathe again. So I can know I'm not a failure, that all this effort and sacrifice has been worth it. If not, then nothing I've done the past couple weeks means anything. Sorry, didn't mean to get so depressing there. Blegh.

 

You have three really likely possible matches; I really don't think you'll have to worry about the 'what ifs'. But even if something goes horribly wrong and somehow you don't get an internship, it's not the absolute end of the world... even if it feels like it. There are always unexpected solutions to problems if you go looking. So hang in there and we'll figure something out no matter what. :3

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Yeah, all things considered, I think you are doing quite well. This week is a good week for being kind to yourself and not being upset if you don't get much done. Give yourself a pass - this is a really rough time, emotionally! Just hang in there until Friday. :)

 

 

You have three really likely possible matches; I really don't think you'll have to worry about the 'what ifs'. But even if something goes horribly wrong and somehow you don't get an internship, it's not the absolute end of the world... even if it feels like it. There are always unexpected solutions to problems if you go looking. So hang in there and we'll figure something out no matter what. :3

 

Once again Jenn's words of wisdom says it all buddy. 

 

I realize it hard not to be nervous, that's just human nature, but I have a good feeling about this internship and am sure it will all work out.

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Thanks for the support everyone. Today feels so odd. I got fantastic news on Friday, I matched at my first choice site. The weekend at con was awesome, and I placed an order for an awesome leather coat. It's all Noor's fault. She convinced me to try one on. It was too perfect to not get one, but they didn't have the color I wanted, so I had to order one. 

 

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Mine will have green instead of blue. 6-8 weeks before it arrives, at least it'll be well before ren faire season. Everything is good right now. But I just feel odd. Like I don't know how to not worry about getting an internship anymore. Maybe I just need a chill out day to readjust. Holy shit, I have an internship.

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I feel so much better today. Taking a chill out day was exactly what I needed. Today I actually felt excited about the idea of carving a horn! Gonna do a series of Skyrim city symbols, starting with Falkreath.

 

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Not too bad for freehand, eh? Unfortunately, I carved this right before trying to lift, which led to me pulling my right trapezius on the very first set! ARG! Ow... Oh well, I can still do the rest of the stuff on my to do list. And I'm slow roasting some ribs that I left overnight in a beer based marinade. It should turn out awesome! At least I hope it will. :P

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Lv 1 Wood Elf, 

A New Beginning C1:  A Rough Start, b=But Still a Start

Lv 7 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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Having a bad body day today. I was feeling vaguely uncomfortable but wasn't sure why, but then a picture came up on my tumblr and I was like, oh. This past weekend at con was really fun, and it was a chance for me to feel that I look good and such out in public, but at the same time it highlighted some aspects of my body that I am still intensely uncomfortable with. Unfortunately, the biggest problem is one that can't be fixed without surgery, and I can't exactly afford surgery right now. *sigh* Some day. Some day I'll be able to look in the mirror without intense discomfort. Not today, but some day.

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STR: 15 | DEX: 8 | STA: 12 | CON: 11 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 12
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Hey Sovellis, i have been lurking here for some time now, just to check up how you are doing...

 

Your last post resonated with me. I just had a conversation with the wife. We were watching people on TV who lost a lot of weight, and had all this loose skin. So i told my wife: "That would be the only body enhancing operation i would allow for myself". She didn't say anything but just looked at me and nodded in confirmation. I don't need it at this stage (i still have some weight to lose) and hopefully won't need it at all.

 

I hope one day you will have enough money to get the surgery you want.

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Okay, so overall I actually did pretty good this challenge, not as well as I'd have liked, but oh well. Next challenge I hope to really buckle down, start instituting some more regular schedules and habits and such in preparation for my internship in august. I'm still not sure how leveling is supposed to work now, so I think I'll just stick with the old system for now. I'll work out the numbers tomorrow I think. Still hoping to get a more regular story portion to these challenges, cause it's fun and I like stories. I must admit the story for this challenge did continue on in my head, but I just never got around to sharing it. Oops. I'm finding that while I like the shorter challenge length now, I struggle with the shorter breaks between them. It ends up feeling like no break at all which is frustrating. 

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I'm late to the party, but congrats on the internship buddy!!!

 

I hear you about surgery. While what you and I are looking at are different, it would cost me about $10K to deal with all my loose skin. I try not to let it get me down, but sometimes it's hard not to be disappointed when I look in the mirror.

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I'm late to the party, but congrats on the internship buddy!!!

 

I hear you about surgery. While what you and I are looking at are different, it would cost me about $10K to deal with all my loose skin. I try not to let it get me down, but sometimes it's hard not to be disappointed when I look in the mirror.

 

Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we work, no matter how much progress we make, we're still... kinda gross. Which seriously sucks.

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New thread is up. Keep it Going

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