I have definitely noticed an uptick in my positivity and creativity of late. Especially since I started taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement. Who knows if it’s related, but it doesn’t hurt to speculate. I know it’s supposed to be helpful for those with ADHD.
Christmas was good to me this year. I have an Apple watch to track my horseback rides with, along with a few other nifty things that I had wanted one for. I also received something I never knew existed up until a few short months ago, now it’s kinda transformed what I want to do to make money. It’s a simple die-cutting machine called a Cricut.
The things you can make with this machine are unreal, pretty much whatever you can dream up. I’ve made custom mugs, a jewellery box, plaques, canvas signs for home, and lots more. It feels SO good to be creative again. I love that this type of crafting involves materials from all of my hobbies, such as sewing and painting.
I have shared a few photos below of what I created today.
-my memory foam bathroom mat
-smoking a joint
-my stuffed rabbit Furry that’s been with me since I was 3
I can’t say what I’m definitively “into”. There are a few that stand out clearly. I’m passionate about horses and animals in general. I love music. I enjoy gaming. My specific interests in these areas spans wide and would encompass many many more words than I could possibly sit here and write. Perhaps I will get into some in pieces. I happen to go through cycles of interests, where I will be extremely focused on one band, one type of music, one genre or game, etc. that can last for a few months.
This past week I discovered (re-discovered, somewhere years ago I decided I hated them) Fleetwood Mac. Turns out I already know most of the songs, as most people who have listened to a radio have. I enjoyed reading about the beginnings in blues and the drama in their relationships, and their determination to keep the band together. My boyfriend had the luck to see them in the early 90s. He said that they were musically perfect.
I’ve also been playing more board type games as of late. Settlers of Catan, Solitaire, Pokemon TCGO. I enjoy games with logic and not too much math. iPads, or any tablet, is a great piece of technology for playing these tactile games without the cumbersome moving of pieces and cleaning up boards. Pokemon especially can be difficult with many cards being attached to other cards piling up, and reshuffling of your deck multiple times in a game, or perhaps even a single turn!
I also have a horse, and I’ve been trying to spend as much time as I can with him. He’s 19 years old, and with my back problems I am not able to ride as much as I used to. He also has a condition called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which means his respiratory system is somewhat limited. Exercise helps him, as well as some bronchodilators (that are very expensive!), but still, he is not in his prime either and we both have to take it easy. We enjoy walking and taking in nature, but we still jump and gallop around when we can!
So write I will.
The only way to get better is to write and write and write some more.
I would love to start a discussion with anybody who reads my words. Let’s talk.