A new week!

So last week went fairly well. Especially goal-wise! Huzzah and Wooton!!

And now for my report card on how I did this past week. I’ll try to not be too hard on myself (after all, these are goals to push myself forward), but still make an honest assessment.


Last week’s ‘getting back on track’ goals.

1. No technology after 10:00 pm – B-

I did not too bad… at first. On the weekend I slid a little bit, but that was partially due to not feeling great and having a hard time sleeping. But I feel great with how I did and especially with the results of cutting back on night-time technology use. I found that it really helped me get ready for bed way earlier than I usually do.

2. Walk the dogs daily – A+

The muppies were so excited about getting daily walks again! Well, more like beyond excited. Especially once they figured out that there was a pattern developing. They wouldn’t have let me forget about this goal even if  I wanted to. I really enjoyed the time outside in the dark night. Even if it was -30° C for a couple of days.

3. Keep a positive attitude – A+

I excelled at this one, as expected! 😛 Now I’m using it to artificially inflate my overall score for this week, thus making me feel better about my goal-setting and achieving powers.

Overall score: A


Yay for new goals!

1. No technology after 10:00 pm

I’m gonna stick this one in here again and probably keep it around until it becomes more of a habit.

2. Work on plans for the fall

I had intended to use February as a planning month to figure out what I will be doing after Paddlefest and my summer trip. I have made almost no progress on doing this, and so with the last week of February upon me (eek!), I decided to make this one of my goals.

3. Finish editing and release podcast

I started editing The Cowmoonity Fancast on Saturday, but I didn’t get to finish it over the weekend for various reasons. It needs to be done this week for sure, so to the list it is added!

4. Eat more often

I have been having tummy problems the past few days. Recently when that happens, I’m finding myself eating very little. This isn’t good, especially for my energy levels. But when I am having tummy issues, I find that it’s better to eat smaller amounts of simpler foods more frequently throughout the day. That is what I need to start doing again.

5. Bonus! Write at least two blog posts

I’m not going to require myself to complete this goal this week, especially since the other goals are more important. But I wanted to add this one as a little bonus thing for myself.


And there we go! I was thinking of adding the dog walking in again, but I feel like that’s quickly becoming a habit that I will keep up.

Wow, five goals this week. Until I sat down to think about my goals, I had no clue that was going to happen. But, onward and upward!

Creatively energized!

This past week, we, the patrons of Blimey Cow, released the first episode of our new podcast, The Cowmoonity Fancast. It’s been over a month in the making and I’m really quite pleased with how it turned out! Especially the music! Which is kinda what this post is about.

In the past few weeks I’ve been having this weird creative dry spell, while simultaneously being filled with inspiration and creative juice. I have ideas and “aha” moments, but no energy with which to express or actually make these things happen.

But this week, when I was working to finish recording the music, something just… clicked and voilà! I got into quite the creative mood! So creative that I stayed up a bit later just to keep creating, including recording a new text tone based on the computer system from Rescue Heroes.

I write about this for two reasons:

  1. I have challenged myself to write a new post every day.
  2. Creative energy is weird. There are days when you are overflowing with it, and others when it has all dried up.

And it’s frustrating when you want to be creative, but can’t. Or you can, but find that your heart isn’t in it. So it feels… almost fake, or not quite fully legitimate. If that makes sense. You know?

Anyway, I’m really thankful that I was able to get into a good creative mood to finish the music for the podcast! Hopefully this energy will stick around for a while.