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Day 5: Media Consumption

I love everything about media. I enjoy making it. And I especially love watching it.

I’ve tried to be very aware of the media I’ve been consuming, not because I need to track it but because I want to be more present with it.

I’ve always felt torn between doing the creator route vs the critic route. So, for now, I’ve decided to just find inspiration in the media for whatever I decide to do.

Some things I’ve enjoyed over the past several weeks:

Girls on HBO

Tiny Furniture (cause once I was done with Girls I wanted to see where it was inspired from)

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End*

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Incredibles II

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Jurassic Park

And I continue with The Last Guardian (PS4), Will & Grace, Glow and The Last Tango in Halifax with a bit of the World Cup among it all.

*By far the best of the Uncharted Series. The ending was the most cathartic and it was just a really enjoyable experience.

Day 4: The not-so-very-good day

I’m actually posting this on Day 5 because I didn’t have the energy to post about it yesterday. I literally woke up feeling terrible. Just overwhelmed. A lot has happened in my life the last 6 weeks. Some really great things but also some things that have required a bit of an adjustment. I think I just crashed, especially going back to work full time.

Luckily I was able to feel better by the end of the day after a good, long nap. It was just one of those days I just needed to be grumpy. And I was.

And now I feel better.

Day 3: Friday

I love my job. I really do.

But I also love the weekend 🙂 And I’m ready for it. Gotta take the dog to the vet but other than that just rest. It was my first full week back to work after recovery so I’m still a bit tired. So I’m excited to just relax.

I’m still working on my “I am” statements. Trying to come up with a really good list.

‘Til tomorrow….

 

Day 2: “I am”

So one of the things I want to do with these posts is create a structure. Well, my sister is trying a program so I’m gonna add it to my daily routine.

First, you should do her program J You can find here “Daily Discovery Development Activity” HERE.

Her program is 2 things:

  • Do Amy Cuddy’s “Power Posing” every day for 2 min. You can find out about that HERE.
  • While doing the power pose, recite “I am” statements. Ever seen seen “The Help” where Viola Davis’ character helps the little girl recite, “You is kind, you is smart, you is important”? See it HERE. It’s a similar concept.

So, I’ve been spending time today figuring out what my “I am” statements are. I’m not sure yet if I’ll share them here or if I’ll keep them private. But, it’s a fun process of discovery just going through it.

Blog: Day 1

I was given a challenge: write one blog post every day for 30 days in a row. It doesn’t matter what the content is. It doesn’t matter the length. Just write for 30 days.

See, the last 2 months have been really crazy. At work, someone left the company and those duties fell on to me. So now I am doing the job of 2 people, while trying to find a replacement for the person who left. At the same time I had a several vacation days planned with friends. On top of that, I found out 3 days before my vacation that 2 days after I get home, I had to have surgery that was supposed to be a 2-hour out patience procedure but ended up being a 7-hour procedure where I had to stay the night in the hospital. I then had to stay home the next week and only worked part time for the second week while still recovering. On top of still doing the job of 2 people…

Notwithstanding working 6 hours every day on my vacation and working from home while in recovery, I’m still VERY behind at work. BUT…

Monday I came back to work full time. And, we hired an amazing person to now help with the second set of duties & responsibilities. So, I’m starting to feel better about work.

But, even with work starting to calm down, I still feel like my focus is all over the place. I have several pet projects I’m working on and I want to continue to do them. But I feel like I haven’t grasped a good sense of purpose for each one. I don’t know my “why”.

So, I was challenged by my twin sister to start writing about something every day. And, hopefully in doing this exercise I’ll find out what my why is. What the purpose I’m looking for is. To really refocus my energies and/or remind myself what my ultimate goals in life are.

So, there you go. That’s what I’m doing. And, so far I’ve accomplished day 1.

Only 29 more days to go…