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No, I won't leave, I want to try everything, I want to try even though I could fail~

 

In case it's not become clear over the last year and a half of being here on NF (wait, what? wow) I really, really love Disney. I worked there a decade ago as an intern, and it's kept a hold on me ever since. I love Zootopia for giving us a main character who gets told 'No' at every turn of her path. 'No', her parents tell her. 'No', says the academy. 'No', says her new friend.

 

But our beloved Carrots does. Not. Quit. She doesn't care if she might get hurt, or look foolish, or make mistakes. She wants to keep going. I do, too.

 

I've tried several things over my challenges, and when goals or activities don't work, I try not to let the failure hold me back. I just look to see what the next thing is that I want to try. Of course, successful framework helps even out any potential mistakes, so I've also got several goals on here that have really worked in the past.

 

  • Eat Like an Animal: stick to paleo 2x meals a day at minimum.
  • Don't Be Clawhauser: 1 sweet snack a day.
  • Back-Up Tigers: one five minute dance party per day, at minimum.
  • ZPD Academy
    • Climbing, poses, inversion 2x week at minimum Suspended for accident recovery.
    • Push-ups, lifts, rows, planks 2x week at minimum
    • Yoga/stretching 1x minimum
  • Go On Patrol: scooter ride 1/x week minimum
  • Performing Arts
    • Sewing 1x week

 

 

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Tue-do tue-morrow:

  • Haircut!
  • Yoga/stretching
  • Finished laundry

 

Damage report from yesterday's fall: after a solid day of sleep, many Aleve, one hot bath and lying on a heating pad all day, my lower left back remains stiff and sore. My left shoulder and elbow only ache slightly but can move just fine. I got some road rash even though my pants didn't tear, and that just surprises me. My left knee has some stiffness but only a bit more than the old soccer injury seems to give me. It does hurt to lean or bend much; my lower back just doesn't want to adjust the weight.

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4 hours ago, maegs said:

How're you feeling? Healing up? 

 

 

Yes! All healed up, had to give my back an extra two days than I originally thought. I'm actually stoked to go home and work out again. I actually ended up rucking about 40 lbs of stuff yesterday, sort of on accident, but it felt totally fine.

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Yesterday's 20 Seconds of Courage: I went to a local event and held a mini-meeting for my monthly arcade meeting. It's a way to get my group out into the community, and let people know we're around.

 

The reason this took courage is that the meeting space was rented by a group that ExH runs/helms, so the odds were stacked against me that he would be there.

 

And he was.

 

And he sat right by the entrance for nearly half an hour, talking to someone else about Pokémon Go, and how they're totally gonna 'hack' it and exploit the game and whatever. I stopped listening.

 

Rose made sure to stop by and check in with me. Friendship Wall +1! My friend Sev and his wife also came by and stopped to talk. "I brought ice cream!" "Oh, that's nice, honey. We came just to see you. We knew you'd be here, and we miss you." He was almost crying. It felt really good to be acknowledged like that. Friendship Wall +2! I had a table full of people to myself on and off for nearly an hour, after which it was mostly quiet.

 

I told stories and told people to come to the arcade night and busted out some sweet adult coloring books and met some friendly new people. Once in a while, I could feel ExH looking at me, like he wanted to say something. I do the 'acknowledge, bored blink, gaze away' technique. He didn't stop, though. Whatever.

 

There's also a party on Sunday and I want to see my San Fran friends, but ExH will definitely also be there. So, let's see if I've got another 20 seconds in me somewhere to make the drive out there.

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4 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Sorry you had a rough night. The voting results for CAAAAAAAAAMP classes should be out soon.

 

OH GOSH I KNOOOOOW. I am so anxiouuuuuus. And thank you.

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Zootopia is called Zootropolis here in South Africa. The boys love the story, except youngest became very upset when he realised that the Lamb was really the bad guy in the end.

Good for you for standing up and going on. That is the only way we grow. You seem to be getting a lot done. :loyal:

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Zechariah 4:6

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord."

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I think the news of being selected for camp left me so gobsmacked I didn't know what to do with myself for days! I'm excited and honored and anxious and proud and really really nervous. This is the first time I've tried to put together a class about sewing, which seems strange. It's absolutely my passion and if I had my druthers, it'd be my vocation, but normally if I get to talk about it to others, it's a lot of excited rambling and side track stories. Not, y'know, a swanky class format. I can't wait!

 

Eat Like an Animal: 4/7

Don't Be Clawhauser: 3/7

Back-Up Tigers: 2/7

ZPD Academy:

  • 0/2
  • 1/1

Go On Patrol: 1/1

Performing Arts:

  • 0/1
  • 1/1
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This week was not without its challenges and pitfalls, to be sure. I did make the drive out to the club Sunday night, and didn't run into ExH AT ALL. YES. I did see Sev and his wife again, along with a handful of other people. I left after a couple of hours, mostly due to boredom. It was an older crowd that night, and I didn't feel like hanging around.

 

Tuesday night saw my plans get cancelled as I tried to sleep off a mild migraine before work. Having a 'headache hangover' is no way to get thru a shift.

 

Wednesday thru Friday, Ifrit and I were up in Yellowstone! We hiked around Ice Lake; I fell in. My shoulders are sunburnt, but it was a nice time up there. We saw baby deer and several osprey and got waylaid by bison for quite some time.

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21 hours ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Your trip to Yellowstone sounds divine, except the fall in part.

 

I didn't mind falling in, for the most part. The water felt good and it made looking for treasure a bit easier. I did nearly lose a shoe to the muck, and that spooked me enough to finally get out.

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