Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baby Steps

I am sick of sitting still.  I am sick of feeling like I have no control over my life.   I HAVE THE POWER.  From now on, I am going to take little baby steps to change completely.

Too many big steps lead me to frustration or panic.  If I try to change too many habits at one time, I get overwhelmed and end up eating tubs of ice cream and cans of pringles for dinner.  Because big changes are scary for me, I have decided to break my goals down into smaller, manageable baby steps.  I don't have to wake up and be perfect tomorrow, just as long as I'm better than I am today.  For the month of April, that means writing every day.

I am committing myself to do Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo is short for "National Novel Writing Month" in which aspiring writers write 50,000 words (or more!) in 30 days.  Camp NaNo is a smaller version, where you set your own goals and work toward them.  Mine is to write 30,000 more words in my zombie story (I have about 24,000).  I am so excited to write every day.  I don't even care if it's good writing, I just want to get the story over and done with.  Honestly, as long as the finished product is about 35,000 words, I will be happy.

Now.  How am I planning on doing this?  Well, first of all, I am breaking my shackles to the twin-tailed mermaid.  This is bittersweet for me because in the two and a half years that I worked there, I met some of the most incredible people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  They're really the reason that I stuck around so long.  But I am trying to do what is right for me, and so my last day is tomorrow.

I am planning to have a lot more free time.  No more 4:30am wake up calls means that I can stay up a bit later, I don't have to go straight from the coffee sea to my other job and work a total of 12 hours, so I'll be less likely to stress/binge play the Sims 3.  Which means more time for writing!

Baby steps.  I am in control of my life.  I am going to do the things that I want to do, I am going to be true to myself because only I have the power to change my life through the choices that I make.  I am so excited.  This journey is going to be amazing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A New Spring, a Fresh Start

Yesterday was the first day of spring!  That means we're not going to get any more snow, right?

Well, I'm not sure about that. But I do know that trees are blooming!  The birch tree outside of my window has long, cylindrical flower buds on the end of it, and I found some sticks clusters of maple blossoms on them the other day.  It's easy to feel the power of spring ramping up.  I think that's why spring is my favorite season (shh, don't tell autumn!).

One of the best parts about spring, other than the joy of light coming back, is spring cleaning!  I used to hate cleaning of any sort, but now that I'm an "adult", I do dishes on a regular basis, and try to do laundry (though most of it ends up folded in laundry baskets instead of put away in the closet).  I have come to love seeing things that are really dirty become clean again, whether the dirt is food or clutter or toilet stains (gross!).  There's something extremely satisfying about cleaning.

So that's sort of what this blog is dedicated too.  I am cleaning, but not just the physical rooms around me.  I am also working on clearing out the clutter from my life.  I have finally decided to quit working part time at a famous coffee chain.  I have decided to rid myself of negative energy.  I have decided to commit to becoming healthier not only mentally and emotionally but spiritually and physically as well.  I am going to begin the purge by cleaning out my apartment, clearing unnecessary stress from my life.  Welcome to the journey of the Crazy Fit Cat Lady!

This blog will feature whatever I feel like-- probably a lot of pictures of my cats and the ducks that live in the ponds at my apartment complex-- recipes that I have tried and like, my experiments (both disastrous and successful) with fashion, spiritual experiences or epiphanies, my passion for nature education; basically my journey of becoming as true to me as I possibly can be.