Weekend of Presidential Election Adventure

IMG_20170424_225258We broke into a previously broken into house! That’s not illegal right? I love abandoned places and nature reclaiming man-made objects. It is scary in the city, exploring abandoned buildings because the chances are there are squatters, homeless or drug users. None of which look kindly on a skinny chick fumbling with her phone.

I’ve always wanted to go snooping around an abandoned house, who doesn’t? It is fascinating what people leave behind them. We found a calendar that had the year 2002 on it. 15 years that house stands alone. No laughter, no tears, no anger. Silence, except for the wind and rain sweeping through the open windows and doors. Continue reading

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What does getting old mean to you?

Yazmin:

there aren’t any old people in the castle. The castle itself is old, the stones on the outside and worn down compared to the stones and the insight. Those stones are grimy to touch, layers and layers of smoke from the hearth. My mother died in her 30s, a grandfather died young, so they say. I don’t understand what all days. I suppose it means I will be Queen, but that means father won’t be here I wish I could stay put and not move forward, stay in this bubble right here.

Leah:

the house, the coins, the servants will all belong to me. I will get married to someone lower than me, it’s important he knows who is in charge. I will take over my father’s role as Treasury and help Yazmin rule the kingdom. I will be ruling the kingdom. She is not reading this, is she? If she is, take that part out. Better she believes she is the ruler.
No more tight clutches on the purse strings, dear father.

Theo:

the only future I think of is what crops to plant for next year.

Jasper:

I’ll slit my own throat before I get old enough to get sick.

I’ll check under the bed first though.

Week 1 of New Routine

4 hours in total last week! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are running days. I managed to get out last Friday but haven’t since. We were waiting for a package to arrive, I couldn’t leave the apartment. Thank you, UPS for the inconvenience. I did 15 minutes on the elliptic trainer on Monday instead. Thursday is strength day, today I did a 30-minute dumbbell workout. I will be doing a different strength equipment workout each week and hopefully will be able to repeat some in the future. To check my progress. Saturday is cardio day. Sunday is training with my boyfriend. Last week we did a full hour of kickboxing. It flew by, I seriously did not notice the time. It was an awesome session. And Tuesday is abs day.

Every single day, bar Sunday, I do 10 minutes of kickboxing. To practice my punching. I also do approximately 10 minutes of a warm up and cool down, before and after my workout. Last week I said my goal was to do 2 hours and 30 minutes each week, I forgot to add in the 30 minutes of cardio. My actual goal is 3 hours. The warm up and cool downs are not included in this. However, I have them included in my Excel tab. This week I did 3 hours and 10 minutes plus 50 minutes of warming up and cooling down, which is the 4 hours total.

This week I took a rest day on Wednesday. It is good to know that even though I took a day off I can still hit my goal. That’s it from me for this week. Happy Thursday!

Bullet Journal aka Log Book

My previous bullet journal post.

It is one year since I began my bullet journal. It has changed a lot in the last year but is still in my little journal. It is nothing like the fancy ones you see online. I have it at the basics, I no longer do a weekly to-do list. I have an actual diary where I write what needs to be done each week.
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The most important thing is to be mindful of my valued living. I write the date in red pen, my valued living in green pen. Details and whatever else in black. I do a page for the month, each month. I writing appointments, holidays and birthdays et cetera. I call it my logbook because I log what I do. It records my reading, writing, exercise, networking, talking to friends, boyfriend time, ironing, and everything else I genuinely enjoy doing. My end goal is to lie in bed at night time and feel happy about my day. The logbook helps me pinpoint and acknowledge where the good feelings come from.
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This is a short recap because, as I said above my journal is for the facts. I do not see any point in dressing them up. I like looking at others bullet journals, it is amazing what is out there. But I do not have the urge to decorate my journal in this way. Here is to another year of valued living.

Social Sunday 09/04

WordPress: 155 followers, no change
Twitter: 539 followers, +23

I am absolutely loving Twitter! The games are so much fun. Turns out I really know my 4 MC’s. If you want to see my responses go to @LillyCasey. If you want to join in on the games: #MythWorldWIP, #authorconfession, #WIPjoy and #aprilwipfolly. There are much more, but 4 is enough to keep me going.

I’ve been receiving DM’s off writers too. Real messages, not those “subscribe to my X, Y, Z,” ones. I ignore those because they are impersonal and are properly sent by a bot. It is nice to actually talk about writing to other people, connecting to people worldwide. The only writing community I have is the one that I am finding on Twitter. It is very important to me.

Happy Sunday!