Weekly Check-In

Hello, World!!! It is that time of the week where I do my weekly check-in. I’m not sure how eventful it was, if it was at all. Having a week being uneventful is a good thing. Since my week has been uneventful this will likely be a short and boring post.

If you read my blog regularly, you are aware that, I have been doing a mindfulness meditation practice through the Calm App every morning. I have been finding this quite helpful to start my day out. I have also been doing a mindfulness meditation practice mid-day when I am working and this has been quite helpful to decompress the stress of whatever may be going on with my job. I am glad that I started the mid-day mindfulness meditation practice this week. I am finding that I am in a good head space more often since starting my day with a mindfulness meditation practice.

Work is going great. In fact today marks one month since I started my job with the PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) team at my employer. I really enjoy my job. In fact I love it. I spend half of my day outreaching to clients and the other half of the day in the office doing notes or attending meetings. My colleagues on the team I am a part of are awesome and I am grateful for them.

Working full time has made me fully aware of how much I need to do self care. I already mentioned one method of self care I do which is doing a daily mindfulness meditation practice. One of the ways I do self care is volunteering at PAWS Cat City. I love spending time with all the kitties and helping them get furrever homes. Of course another form of self care for me is spending time with my own cat, Billie. I love my cat to the moon and back. Another form of self care I do is going for a twenty to thirty walk every day. Walking not only helps with my physical health but my mental health as well.

As, I realized this week, I need to not only schedule my self care but add more self care to my life. Self care that can be considered hobbies. Of course listening to music is key to my self care and I tend to do this when I am on public transportation going to and from work. Another thing I started doing today is doing artwork as I listened to a podcast. The podcast will vary as well as the artwork I do. Of course reading is on the self care list and I started doing that today. In fact I am reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. I need to make sure I schedule these various self care acts so I can continue doing the type of work I do for my job.

So, that was my week.


So Far It Has Been A Good Saturday

Good Afternoon, World!!! So far it has been a good Saturday. It has been quite relaxing. I woke up feeling refreshed and eager to start another day. A day to relax and really do nothing but spend time with my cat, Billie Dean. Billie is a good kitty and I love hi to the moon and back.

I got up and took a shower. After my shower I made myself breakfast. Something I really haven’t done in quite some time. I made French toast and scrambled eggs with chocolate milk. I really enjoyed my breakfast. I had enough left over to give to a neighbor who was extremely “grateful for the breakfast.” I am always glad to be able to give when I am able to.

After breakfast, I decided to read for a while. I am reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. It is a great book and I hope to be able to give some form of book review when I am further into the book. I am also planning on giving you a book review when I am actually finished with the book. As I read, my cat Billie of course slept in my lap and a happy camper doing so.

After reading for about an hour, I decided to do some artwork. Specifically, the type of art I am doing is coloring. I am coloring a giant poster. A poster I hope to give to my mom when I am finished with it. As I colored, I listened to a podcast about philosophy. Specifically, I am listening to Philosophize This. I really enjoy doing art as I listen to a podcast.

Of course, I decided to go for a walk after doing some artwork by coloring a giant poster. As I took my thirty minute walk I continued to listen to the podcast, Philosophize This. At the end of my walk, I went to Subway and bought me a foot long sub sandwich.

When I got home from my walk and got my Subway sandwich, I ate half my sandwich. I am saving the other half for dinner. I then read another chapter of the book I am reading. Now I am writing this particular blog post. I think I am going to color some more after I am done writing the blog post.

I do not have much more to say in this particular blog post. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciated from my end of things, that you the reader, read my blog. If it was not for you the reader, reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

No Sleep for Me

Good Morning, World!!! It is just after three o’clock in the morning Seattle time. I haven’t been to sleep yet. Thankfully, the lack of sleep isn’t due to insomnia. I’ve been up due to just getting lost in what I have been doing all night and having fun doing it.

So, I have been awake all night doing artwork. Specifically I have been coloring. I have been coloring as I listen to a podcast. The podcast I have been listening to is on philosophy. The philosophy podcast is Philosophize This. The coloring I have been doing is on a poster and it is coming along. In fact I am seeing a lot more progress than I had thought. Progress that I am proud of. Anyway, once the poster is done, I am thinking I’m going to give it to my mom. I’m also learning a lot from Philosophize This.

Besides coloring and listening to Philosophize This, I also have been reading. I am reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. I am about to start chapter seven. Actually, I am going to start chapter seven later today when my eyes are not so strained. I think they are strained due to staring at a computer at work and being awake since five in the morning yesterday.

Before heading to bed, Billie my cat is happy that I have been paying attention to him most of the night. He is one happy camper. I am one happy cat owner. I love Billie to the moon and back.

I am now headed to bed. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. Have a good day ahead everyone. Peace Out, World!!!