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Make-It Monday - A Super Week

bitmoji_goalsWhy are we obsessed with Superheroes and the idea of being super human?

I think that part of it is because we think we could do all the things we currently can't.

There are goals that are often out of my reach simply because my quads aren't strong enough yet or there isn't enough time in the day. If I was fast like The Flash, I could achieve all my goals faster.

That doesn't mean it would be better though.

Some things would be.

I could travel much more quickly than the stinky and undependable bus.

Part of this condo thing for me is a chance to go through everything I own and decide what needs to stay in my life. That's the kind of thing that being super fast physically can't help me with. I'd like having my condo all painted. It would certainly be better to be done, but painting too fast sends drops of paint places that I don't want them to be as I've learned the hard way.

If I was super like a vampire, I wouldn't have to worry about food as much, which would let me spend my money on other things, but I might have a whole bunch of other problems like only night hours to do anything in. Also, people start to notice if you never age and stay in the same place forever. Then someone's trying to kill you because your lifestyle is different than theirs... Seems like a whole lot of things I'd rather avoid.

Super hearing or some kind of mind reading ability might let me find out how others feel about me, like a crush, but I might just hear that most people dislike me or think I'm a pathetic human. Unless my goal is to become the best gossiper ever, it's probably not great.

If I could fly like Superman, I could travel all over. That would be pretty sweet as long as there's no kryptonite nearby. Also, who has time to see the world if you're always busy saving it?

I think the only real options available to me are to put blood, sweat, and tears into my work and to be smart about knowing when to outsource pieces during the process. The best writers don't self-edit, for example. Also, some of the greatest artists had help like Michelangelo with his sculpture of David.

And there are so many people without superhero abilities that are wonderful! My friend is always making these cute bento box lunches for her son with heart-shaped cheese and little train-shaped sandwiches and such. I'm sure she seems like a superhero to him.

So how is this regular human doing on her goals this week?

Reno: Well, I've rearranged my living room and am going through the junk. My aim is to pitch or put away as much as possible, so I can paint when things are calmer.

School: This is a little hectic lately, but should calm down in a couple of weeks. I made the Dean's honour list with my 3.89 GPA and that feels great!

Music: I made a breakthrough on the weekend with my guitar that I'm happy about.

Finances: I haven't secured a job yet, but I have an opportunity and I've received some bursary money to help me survive for a couple more months.

Career: One of my plays is being read by actors tonight! It's one I wrote to pay respects to a friend I lost in October. I'm a little nervous about it, but I'm also looking forward to seeing how it is received.

I'm off to bake some cookies for the bake sale that is also tonight at the reading. I hope you have a super week!

R~

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