"It’s been 10 days since I started Nat Sisson’s Blog Challenge. I can’t believe I actually made it through while still going to work for 7 to 8 hrs each day, preparing and packing for a move once I got home, and also running all my other errands in between. In spite of all that, I made a point to show up no matter what - no excuses were allowed!"
"After getting ready for work, I geared up and packed my camera bag. My plan was to witness the sunset, nature, and capture fabulous marine themed images after work.
However, during my shift, I started to feel very peculiar: I felt weak, dizzy, and grouchy. I had an annoying cough in the “back of my throat” and was feeling quite hot. I asked a friend of mine to feel my forehead. “You’re cold and clammy!” – she said. Uh-oh. Not a good sign.
By the end of the shift I was in no mood to drive close to an hour "to take lovely photos". Even though I was feeling good enough to drive, I was quite ill. Then I figured: “I can go home and do some crafts! That will be fun!” and it would fulfill my challenge for the day."
"...I don’t consider myself to be a perfectionist. I am more of a “scaredy-cat”: I put things off not because I want them to be perfect, but because I’m afraid they won’t be any good. I am a “bucket of judgment” when it comes to my own work, and I have, for the past year, progressively worked on overcoming that."
"Today's challenge is to "find one or two people who are living the kind of life I want to live, and whose tribe I’d love to be part of" and then "write a short post about why I find them inspiring and the one question I would ask if I met them in real life".
I thought of someone I admire and would love to have as mentor: Elizabeth Gilbert. I adore her work, think she is fantastic, and enjoy the insight she provides her audience. She is remarkable!"