Driving home from work today I could not see one piece of blue sky.

I don’t even remember the last time the sky has been so overcast and rainy. It doesn’t look as dark now (8 PM) but it’s still raining outside. I’m about to go on vacation, I can’t have this! Colorado, I want your blue skies back.

I need to write more

Just told Gene how sad it was how my writing habit I had created over a year was broken within days. I’m going on vacation next week (yay) but when I get back I’m going to try to make it a point to write more often. I’d like to say every day again, but I can’t promise anything to myself quite yet.

I’m going to a conference this Thursday and Friday for work so that’s fun! Well, it seems like it could be fun but it could also be tiring and possibly boring since it’s not actually aimed at me. Either way I’m going and I get to see my parents since it’s down in Colorado Springs.

That’s all the words I have for today, gonna go watch some TV with my boyfriend! woot.

Thoughts on learning creativity

The past few times I’ve taken Pippin on his outdoor time, I’ve thought about buying a sketchbook and drawing/painting in it every day, or at least a few times a week. I guess my mind won’t let me rest without another project on the horizon. I think what got me started on the idea was seeing people on tumblr drawing their WildStar characters. It made me want to be able to draw mine. Granted, drawing on paper and drawing on the computer are two different things, but I don’t think I’m ready to buy a tablet yet.

I might try looking up drawing classes in the area to see if there’s something cheap enough and at the right time. I know there’s probably a lot of tutorials and diagrams online too so if I stop being lazy I should look those up too.

I feel like, even though I’m no where at the skill level I’d like to be, with practice and learning, I could maybe reach that level. I guess my point is, creativity can be learned, at least to some extent.

Now I need to go look for a sketchbook and some pencils.

Guess what I have?

Business cards!

I have my very own business cards. I’m not quite sure if I’ll ever actually need them, or need 250 of them, but it’s still cool that I have some. I feel a bit more official now. Does this mean I need a business card holder? Eh, I think I’ll wait off on that.

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I don’t have to post numbers anymore!

Wow. No more numbers. It feels so strange. I feel like I’m missing something, but I’m not! I’m sure I’ll get used to it quickly.

I’m back! Couldn’t stay away from blogging for too long. Last week I kept thinking about what I could blog about, and then realized that I wasn’t going to blog. Now I can’t remember any of those ideas. Boo.

Last week was actually quite busy for me at work, the days just flew by. Today also went quickly so I have a feeling this is how it’s going to be for a while. Since school is about to start and I work with schools, we’re in a “hunker down” mode and are just trying to stay ahead. I think it will be tough but we’ll definitely survive. I have to say I’m really impressed with my manager. He came in not truly knowing what he was going to have to do and he’s taken it upon himself to learn everything and get stuff done. I think we’re going to make a great team.

Gene and I went over to Kaitlin and Kevin’s house yesterday for dinner. They invited another couple who I enjoy hanging out with but don’t get to see very often, so I naturally had a fantastic time. We brought Pippin over to meet their cat but it didn’t go quite as we planned. Pippin freaked out and was growling and hissing at the poor thing anytime they were in the same room. Kora, the cat, was trying to be friendly but Pippin was having none of it. We think he was just stressed and scared since he had never been in Kaitlin’s house before. He had also been attacked by a cat in our apartment complex just a couple of hours before so that might have also had something to do with it.

We’ll be taking Pippin with us to the mountains in a couple of weeks on a family vacation and I hope that Kora will also come so maybe they will have a chance to get to know each other on neutral ground. We’ll see!

Random comment, I was about to type “post a day” for one of my tags on this post and realized that that’s not needed anymore. I’m finding lots of my habits are no longer necessary!

Day 365. I made it!

Well guys, here I am, 365 days of posting every single day. I actually made it. Party time!

I’ve been trying to think of something motivational or emotional to say, but I think the knowledge that I’m done is still a bit surreal to me. I’ve been doing this for a year and now it’s suddenly over. I mean, I guess it’s not suddenly over, but it’s over sooner than I thought it would be. I’m sad. I’m proud and happy that I did it, but I’m sad it’s over. Writing on here has become a part of my every day life and now it won’t be the same. I think it’s like reading a book. I’m glad when I finish a book, but it’s also a very sorrowful moment for me because the characters no longer share my life and I no longer share theirs. That’s what this ending is like in a way, a part of my life is complete. A part that challenged me at times, a part that I truly enjoyed. Although I can reread my posts, I can never truly go back to that time. I suppose that’s life in general though, I should probably get used to it.

I remember getting to 3 months and I couldn’t believe that much time had passed. And then I realized I still had 9 more months to go and it seemed like so much time, but here we are. I know that not all of my blog posts were gems but they were my words and they were my dedication.

I will be taking the rest of the week off. I think after a year of writing every day I need to take a purposeful break. I may take longer, but I do promise I will continue to write. I’m a writer now, I can’t stop that easily, but I can’t guarantee it will be a daily process.

Thank you to everyone who has followed this blog from the beginning, from the middle, from any point. I hope that you have enjoyed it, laughed, and on occasion been inspired. And if you haven’t experienced any of those, that’s okay, because this blog is for me and not anyone else.

Huh, maybe I did say a few emotional things after all. ;)

Day 364. Walking with Pippin was a success!

This evening, Gene and I walked around the lake…with Pippin. This time I let him run free (although I did bring the leash just in case). Although Pippin didn’t walk right next to us the whole time, he did follow us. I’m super super proud of him! He was so cute too, when Gene and I had gotten fairly far he would start running. He was such a cutie. Half way through though he started meowing anytime we got too far. Gene says Pippin wanted to explore more but he didn’t want to lose us so he was complaining. I can see that. We weren’t going that quickly though, what should have taken us thirty minutes took us about 50.

We went when it was cooler outside and there was less people on the path. I would love go on that walk a couple of times a week with him, I think it would be good. He’s not nearly as tired as I thought he would be though. No matter, he had a bit of an adventure this evening and that’s important.