Skip to main content

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~

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Lot of Bullspit - 2020 ROW80 R3-W5

This week has had a lot of bullspit in it. Shortly after my last trip to buy reno supplies, I discovered mold in my bathroom. While that's not shocking, it's pretty much because they appear to have left wet drywall in the wall and covered the wall with another layer of drywall instead of properly repairing it after a leak. Geniuses. This is a mixed bag. It means I may have to do the tub area sooner than I expected. It is the same wall as the annoying peeling paint, so that's kind of good. I may just need to replace much of the wall, which is about 1.5 drywall boards because it's a small room. Cost wise, the wall repair isn't so bad. I'm not looking forward to having to deal with it, but I acquired the PPE gear for it and the mold removal supplies. Now, here's where the project may change substantially. I was originally planning to install a tub surround over the tile and then use the Rust Oleum tub restore stuff, but if there is mold in the wall, it's li

ROW80 2020 R4 - GOALS

I've gotten zero writing done recently, however, I had other pressing things.  HOME As my new bed frame was due for arrival last Friday (more on this later), I hauled ass and purged a bunch more stuff from my home. I brought a full carload to donation and started loading up again. I also dealt with my old mattress, which I'm repurposing for a couch. Now, I didn't fully complete it as I haven't figured out all the pieces, but I did get it cut up appropriately and moved out of my bedroom. I'm currently sewing it back together. As for my bedroom, I was able to do a major declutter and access areas I haven't been able to in months. But that area now has bathroom stuff in it. There is more to do, but I'm really happy with my progress of late. I've cut myself numerous times on the couch project including my heel finding a tiny piece of glass, my palm finding a wayward staple, my knuckle finding who knows what, my one thumb having a run in with a box cutter, an

Hanna "Semi Precious" Murphy

A legend in the roller derby community is gone. How and why, I do not know. What I do know is that many are reeling from the news, myself included.  Hanna was known for big hits and a brilliant personality. I experienced her hits first hand as she sent me flying a number of times. Then she'd smile and make sure I wasn't hurt.  I stumbled onto this clip on Youtube from 2012 and I think it shows Hanna as many knew her. She was a force off the track too. As a cofounder of the award-winning Top Shelf Distillers , she gave much to the surrounding Ottawa Valley community.   Hanna was a relatively petite woman and it was she who taught me that I could be mighty despite my size. I wouldn't be the woman I am today if I hadn't had the pleasure and the privilege of sharing the track with her.  I'm shocked. I'm sad. I'm upset I'll never see her or speak to her again.  R.I.P. #10. Rae-Rae