Home - is where I want to be / But I guess I'm already there /I come home -
she lifted up her wings /
Guess that this must be the place...
- Talking Heads, "Naive Melody"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Need a Mental Shakeup?

One of the books I've been reading for work recently is CTRL-Shift, a collection of improv games for working life. I've had it for a while and flipped through it often, but there hasn't seemed like a good time to try any of the suggestions in it -- not enough time or other resources, usually.

Today, though, felt like a "stuck" day, and I was in a terrible mood, so I tried the acronym game. This involves nothing more elaborate than writing down acronyms that one encounters in daily life and thinking up new meanings for them.

I don't know how "useful" it was, but the exercise in silliness broke up some of the clouds on my mood.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pointless Musing

It has now been two years since I posted that it had been a year since I posted anything, so I guess they do just leave these blogs hanging out there in the void for what might as well be forever.

Which is not to say that I don't think about coming back to blogging once a week or so, it's just that I can't find any sort of focus. There's a million things I could talk about, but none of them are much that I think other people would be interested in reading.

What's going on right now? So glad you asked.
  • Oldest child will be a teenager in just a few more days. I am coping. 
  • I feel trapped in my job, and I can't figure out how to get out of it. 
  • I am working on the fairy novel again, some more, and determined to finish it this summer. 
  • I started a bullet journal, like everybody else in the country. I now have even more pens than ever before.
  • I started meditating. 
  • I haven't had any significant time to just be in my home in weeks, and I think it's taking a toll on my emotional state. 

Judging from my Pinterest boards, what I most want at this point in my life is a clean house, time to write in my journal, and a horse.