The 2017 Project

Well… So far, so good.

Last update I was working on a few of the 21 day challenges at once. I will officially tick them as complete after three rounds of 21 days just to make sure it sticks. I am hoping this will keep me on track.

So I am currently working on:

Make- Eat at least one piece of fruit a day.

Make- A daily list of 3 positive things that I like about my day.

Make- A daily list of 3 things that I like about myself, physical, non-physical.

Make- A little notebook of positive aspects, a once a day entry of 10 things that are positive.

I really want to concentrate on stopping apologizing for myself so much and being kinder to myself next. I am becoming patchy on my need to apologize for myself or things that are not my fault so much. I suppose it is patchy because implementing it takes more time and effort than the others.

The dream journal has about three or four entries in it, only the bizarrest survive to be written in the book it seems. The tarot learning has taken a back seat, its not high on my goals and I am currently just trying to focus in the now and being happy.

Goal 24 is looking like it might happen thanks to goal number 2! I finally have an idea for what I might do for nanowrimo, something I had been worried about adding another ball to juggle, but it seems to be ok for an idea, even if the subconscious is working on it producing strange dreams. I can’t complain, the inspiration came from a nightmare so who knows where this path will take me. Something tells me it will be the darkest writing I have done. I think I chose this idea because it scares me. The ideas that branch from it, the rules and the scenes and the ideas, they scare me. I think some of this nanowrimo idea will be a real challenge because I think this is where I will probably be the most honest with myself about the things, the ideas that scare me. I know the girl who likes young adult and the books like vampire academy and so on being scared of writing some things that she refuses to admit have crossed my mind. I think this would be a good way to confront some of the darker thoughts some of us all possess. So who knows. I think this book is going to be testing to write.

I am making progress on a couple of the 24-7 goals. In particular numbers 1, 10, 12, 17, 22 for the moment. I will let you know if I achieve them I promise. Even number 2 is looking possible!

The 24-7 goals:

1- Write The Diary of Elliot Parker Part 2

2- Do NANOWRIMO

3- Write The Diary of Elliot Parker Part 3?

4- Write the first book of the big project

5- Finish spine tattoo

6- Finish magpie tattoo

7- Finish musical rib tattoo

8- Look for an agent/publisher for the “big” project

9- Learn to drive

10- Learn guitar

11- Finish knitting the cable knit jumper

12- Finish knitting the blankets

13- Improve views on here

14- See a west end show

15- Try and succeed at least three times on the 21 day habit swap

16- Win the lotto jackpot

17- Look for the positives more often

18- Meditate regularly

19- Keep making emotional progress

20- Keep hope and loose more doubt

21- Make posts for here in advanced, consider adding pictures, try to avoid leaving it to the last minute

22- Try to grow my hair long- aim for below the shoulder this year.

23- Become even more open-minded

24- Discover my own special brand of writers magic,

Habit swapping:

Break- Stop apologizing for myself so often. I do it a lot, it is something that really bothers me, mainly because I apologise for things that are completely not my fault and nothing to do with me. I am sick of apologizing for my own existence.

Make- Eat at least one piece of fruit a day. It is supposed to be healthy right?

Make- Write/plot at least an hour each day even on rest days. I have to start getting stricter on myself.

Make- Create and stick to a writing schedule. I have to start being more organised.

Break- Stop being hard on myself, speak kinder words to myself instead. That pretty much explains itself.

Make- A daily list of 3 positive things that I like about my day. Because sometimes it is easy to forget that there were brief sunshine moments.

Make- A daily list of 3 things that I like about myself, physical, non-physical. Because, it can be hard to show yourself some love.

Make- A little notebook of positive aspects, a once a day entry of 10 things that are positive. Literally a list of positive aspects about people, places, things; maybe one day I will post it on here.

That’s all I have for now, it might change or grow.

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