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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
10:06 am
so! 2006.. here we come!
So its a new year....

I know i didn't finish any of my stuff. lol. I haven't done any customizing in a loooong time.

But I figured I'd poke in here and see how eager everyone is to start kicking butts into gear.

Things I want to acomplish this year.

1. Get more organized. I have begun by spending the first 2 days of 2006 cleaning my house and most importantly my craft and storage closet.

2. Learn more needleworking things. I know how to xstitch but i only know how to do 2 stitches. So I plan to learn more and maybe some needlepoint.

3. Fix Craig's dress and make him his cloak. I have the stuff, just have to get motivated.

Thats all that prodding about in my head at the moment. So we'll see where this takes me. Maybe while the writers write I'll sew...
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
4:03 pm
So I made the call. And as if they knew I wanted immediate gratification, I won't hear back until next Tuesday, when a cousellor comes back from vacation.

I'm a little frustrated, I guess. A little more scared. Very anxious to just get it over with. Its like going to the doctor, knowing you need a shot, psyching yourself up for it, and being told to come back next week.


At least its begun.

I want a hug.

Current Mood: a whole bunch, rolled into one
Monday, March 21st, 2005
8:48 pm
Well, here goes
I've got a number of things I want to work on.

1) My MCSD. I figure I should be able to do one exam before Astro (June 25). Breaking it all down, that means 1 chapter per week, with a week or two of review. I have to book the exam (and find the money to pay for it), and then do the work. I want to do it right, and do the excercises and labs for each chapter. Defeintely do-able. Then its a matter of doing one test every couple of months until all 6 are done.

2) Sell the bug. This prolly means getting the ignition problem dealt with. At the very least, it needs to be washed. I need to figure out how to do that with a car that won't start. Then I need to create and place the ad.

3) Prolly should have been #1. I need to setup an appointment for counselling. I simply can't do this on my own anymore. Its a simple process, just pick up the phone and dial. I'm just too fucking scared of it. Its going to hurt a lot, and I don't want to hurt like that again. Its a viscious circle. Maybe all I need is for someone to be with me when I make the call, for moral support, y'know? I don't know. I do know that if I leave it to myself, there is a very strong likelyhood I just won't do it, and I won't heal, and it'll just keep eating me.

4) Excercise. I need to get back in the habit or doing my push-ups and sit-ups day and night, and my curls. I also want to run at least once per week.

This is all fairly simple and all very doable. #3 has taken so much of my focus lately, that its overshadowing the rest. If I can knock that down, maybe I can get moving on the rest.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and write Ostara by Friday. crap.

Current Mood: melancholy
Sunday, March 20th, 2005
4:31 pm
ok, so I think I have finally picked a symbol for my custom. Yay for having nothing to do at work. I'm hoping to figure out colors and stuff this week, and maybe get it put on him.

Thanks to melissa I have wire for horns, now I just have to figure out how to make them.

Current Mood: accomplished
2:40 pm
Instead of working on my project...
The problem I am currently struggling with is that there is always something else I could be doing, instead of working through the tough parts of my writing. Today, for example, instead of writing, I am going to vacuum, mess around on LJ, put laundry away, sew snaps on my pads. All these things (well, except for LJ) have to get done, but they don't move me towards my goal.

Does anyone have any tips for making space for your project amongst the regular stuff of life and the usual distractions?

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
10:34 pm
here I go!
I didn't want to post this here earlier, because I wasn't sure that I wanted to be asked how I was doing on it, or even if I wanted to do it at all. But here goes!

My previous school project idea fell through, so I'm organizing a community garden instead. I've been moaning about the lack of community where I live, and I think that this will be a good way to get some started, if anyone else in the area is interested. I have to do this, now, instead of just talk about it, because I told my prof I would. Eek. I left questionaires in everyone's mailboxes.. we'll see if anyone else is interested enough to get back to me. If not, my school project is Very Easy, but it will make me want to get out of here even more.

*incoherent stress noise*

I have a paper due in three weeks, and a presentation due in 2. I have to meet with my neighbors.
I'm chewing my fingernails off. I'm eating all my chocolate.

Off to read, and hopefully get my mind off of this.

Current Mood: stressed
Monday, March 14th, 2005
11:33 am
Over the weekend, I made up a pattern for my shirt! I still need to amalgamate the two unequal back side traces into one even piece, but the pattern is all cut out in denim (for long-lastingness!), with added seam allowance and everything.

I still need to complete the back pieces, and make one out of cheap fabric I have lying about, but after I've done that I can start work on a pretty one. Yay!

I'm not as far advanced as I would like, but I'm farther than I would be if I weren't reporting to you all. Good idea, Melissa!

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, March 13th, 2005
6:52 pm
I actually completely made my goal this week! I put in more than two hours today and I got the introduction written. It needs a lot of editing and perhaps a bit more fleshing out, but it is done.

How is everyone else doing?

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
7:49 pm
My update
1. Did you complete your goal from last Tuesday?

Well, I didn't put in the two hours I aimed for, but I did complete the task I set, so I count it as a win!

2. Is your one month goal still realistic?

I believe so, though my definition of "ready for reading and commentary by others" will have to be more flexible then I would normally be comfortable with. I will definitely need assistance and outside prespectives before I can get chapter 1 into a coherent form.

3. What is your goal for next Tuesday, March 1st?

I need to respond to people's comments, provided via my personal LJ, on the "messy spirituality" section and get that completed. I also need to flesh out the "science and religion" section. I will once again aim for two hours this week.

Current Mood: busy
7:42 pm
Oops... day late!
We are through another week, so it is time to touch bases again:

1. Did you complete your goal from last Tuesday?

2. Is your one month goal still realistic?

3. What is your goal for next Tuesday, March 1st?

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, February 19th, 2005
4:30 pm
How I'm doing
Hey all!

Well, we're halfway to Tuesday, which I have arbitrarily set as the check-in day for this community. I set myself a goal of two hours of work, and I did one today. Unfortunately, I don't think the second hour will fit in anywhere in what remains of this week.

But, I was successful in my goal of getting the parts about pantheism into chapter 1. So I count this week as a success.

How is everyone else doing so far? I haven't seen many posts about people's goals yet, so I'll nudge everyone towards doing that soon. ~nudge, nudge~

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
9:07 pm
1. What do you want to have done on your project in one month, by March 15th?

I will have drafted a pattern, and decided on fabric.

2. How much time per week will you devote to your project?

One half day, once every two weeks.

3. What do you want to have done in one week, by February 22nd?

Can't start this weekend.. Next weekend looks a little better.
7:09 pm
My step 2 - This month and this week
1. What do you want to have done on your project in one month, by March 15th?

I want to have a draft of chapter 1, the introductory chapter, ready for reading and commentary by others.

2. How much time per week will you devote to your project?

I think I will try to commit two hours per week to this.

3. What do you want to have done in one week, by February 22nd?

I want to have encorporated the things I recently learned about Pantheism into the existing rough chapter.

Current Mood: energetic
7:06 pm
Step 2
OK, now that we have all posted a project, let us proceed. Please answer the following questions:

1. What do you want to have done on your project in one month, by March 15th?

2. How much time per week will you devote to your project?

3. What do you want to have done in one week, by February 22nd?

Current Mood: eager
4:48 pm
My project that I have been procrastinating on...

Oh lord, there are so many. Melissa, did you want us to just pick one? Or can we do more than one?

If we can just start with one, then here's mine:

Lisa has a training manual/Book of Shadows that is partially handwritten and partially photocopies of typewritten stuff from the seventies. Some of it is hard to read, some of it has poor grammar. It all needs to be digitized - typed out, saved as usable files, and burnt to disc.

That's my project.
Friday, February 11th, 2005
4:58 pm
Hey cloven_fruit!
Hey dear, I think you have to complete the membership process yourself. Go to the community's user info (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=stop_delaying) and click where it says "To join this community, click here". Then I'll be able to approve you, and then you can post your "step 1" so we can all proceed.

And, tareija: I see that you are watching the community. If you want to join and post, I think you also need to follow the above procedure.


Current Mood: productive
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
10:14 pm
I want to copy a shirt that I have, twice. The first one will be to get the pattern right, and the second one will be in pretty fabric, maybe with some block printing.

Maybe learning to block-print should be its own category, but I want to lump it into this one.
Monday, February 7th, 2005
9:55 pm
My step 1 - My Book
I'll post mine, since I'm not asking you to do anything I wouldn't do myself.

I have an outline of a book, with a few partial chapters and some random paragraphs. The book is generally about developing a Pagan tradition that is based in local space and is about observing what is actually happening in the natural and social world. It is sort of where Paganism intersects with Pantheism and phenology, influenced by Eric Utne's work on an urban almanac and by the idea that we can incorporate important historical days and community celebrations (like Illuminares) into our Pagan "wheel of the year".

Anyway, I have limited actually writing done, the outline even needs revising, and there's some research I need to get to too. So that's what I'm hoping to get moving!

Current Mood: hopeful
9:49 pm
Step 1
This is your moderator speaking:

OK, those who have joined... Step 1 is to post a description of the project you are struggling to start/continue/complete. This is so we all know what we are supporting each other doing. I expect those posts to start popping up quickly, because you all already know what you want to do!

Current Mood: enthusiastic
Sunday, February 6th, 2005
4:06 pm
Getting started
This is a members-only community for people looking for serious support on a long-term project.

Current Mood: accomplished
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