January 12, 2018: No Drama

I spent the end of the work week finishing up on paperwork and repairing fixtures that fell from the ceiling today. I wanted to put up some last pieces of artwork, but it can wait until Monday morning. 

I relaxed with my fiance with a nice dinner and Margaritas. Really relaxing for a couple hours, not worrying about drama or deadlines. I await for tomorrow, where I will be in Pennsylvania celebrating a friend’s birthday. I’m also hopeful that drama will steer clear from this friendly event. 

January 11, 2018: Shameful 

I come out of work and hear the news. Words, hurtful words were spoken from the supposed ‘leader’ of our country. The countless debates that followed afterwards, from the deeply offended to the truly shameful replies. How anyone can defend someone’s racist remarks is truly disheartening. As disappointing as it is, nothing will happen to his political standing. Unless we actively change our political landscape, he will feel powerful enough to continue shaming and berating his own people.

January 10, 2018: Birthdays and Patience 

The week has its work craziness, but speaking with friends, regardless of duration, is so worthwhile. I have a birthday celebration coming up in a few weeks, and I’m contacting close friends to gather…while I’m hopeful that it can be a location where everyone can meet, I understand that distance can hamper things. There’s one who might not be able to make it, but I can’t wait to meet with them in the coming future. 

There’s also a birthday coming up in my family that I’m looking forward to. My close cousin will be 25 at the end of January. I’m planning on giving her a special gift, but I need to make sure everything is just right before giving it to her. Hopefully she will have patience !

January 9, 2018: Emerging Creativity

Today was very busy, and I questioned whether I would be able to complete the goals I set for myself today. Plans were turned upside down due to a late work adjustment, yet I still managed to complete the crafts I set out to do. There are still a couple displays in the room to complete, and it never feels enough. I guess it should give more inspirstion to for ideas. 

I would also love to create more poetry, ones that revolve around love and friendship. I’m glad that I’m writng daily in 2018, and now it’s time to create more material around the content.  

January 8, 2018: Tinkering

A new week, a fresh start on my woven path. Today I was determined to take on the tasks at work that was too time consuming first. That way I can focus on my craft displays, which need some extra love. My goal for tomorrow is to address two areas in the room that need tending to. 

I’m learning that creativity flows more easily when I’m hard at work. I can flesh out an idea as I go along, tinker with it, until I have it just right. Tomorrow will be another day of tinkering, and it will be lovely to see what emerges.

January 6, 2018: Relaxation

Truly a day for relaxation. It’s bitterly cold, yet my fiance and I had an appointment with an allergist this morning. The results were negative for a possible shellfish allergy, and I am very relieved by this news. The rest of the day was spent in a warm home, reading ‘American Gods’ and searching for classroom materials. I’m a quarter of the way into the book. It’s quite interesting…a story set in modern times, with mythology blended in. Looking forward to seeing what happens next.

This evening we’re going to a goth club for more relaxation, and drinks. It will be even colder, but I haven’t been to QXT in a couple months, and I need the escape for a couple hours. It’s good to revisit goth music spots.

January 5, 2018

So, I did it…at work I voiced a concern that was really bothering me for a few days now. After the discussion, I felt a split second of regret, followed by relief. Speaking my mind at work was something that I would have never done a year ago. Doubt has taken up residency in my mind for far too long, and I’m tired of it.

While I still have many things to complete in my room, I’m relieved that I had the chance to speak. I can only hope that my opinion will be taken seriously.

January 4, 2018: Snow & Symbolism

Today brought a snow storm that worsened as the day wore on. Our center had a delayed opening, yet the issue of it being open at all today remained as the winds and snowfall gained strength. We were all relieved when the center closed early. 

When I got home, I took an extended nap. Perhaps it was from me working non-stop and rising early, but I truly needed the rest. My dreams during that nap were quite strange though…I was back at work, and numbers were strewn across the floors. Forts of every creation were arranged down the halls.

I guess my dreams are calling to my creative side, to get more connected with this other part of myself. Work has certainly awakened my creativity. Now it’s just the need to branch out. 

January 3, 2018: Slow and Steady

I really do take a long time getting things done. As I work in my room, finishing up art projects and planning more, along with making the classroom ‘theme-ready’, I realized that I take very long to get tasks done. I do run a class alone, so watching toddlers while getting a room ready is quite eventful! I am glad with what I’ve accomplished these past 3 days, so that’s a positive direction. Working slowly also means that I catch meaningful details. I can only hope that it will work out well in the end.

January 2, 2018: Take It On

‘Just take it on’, was what ran through my mind as I entered my classroom this morning. ‘Just walk in and take back what’s yours’. So I did just that…I began to fill my classroom with cheerful additions and projects. If that’s what my superiors want, they will get it. Mine (and my students’) creations, and no one else’s.

Reaching for your own personal achievement comes with its criticisms, and that’s okay. It’s a challenge, but it’s not my first time handling tension. I just need to follow my threaded path. Just take it on, and keep moving.