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My 100 Day Project ’20 : Days 26 – 50

I’ve been rolling along with my 100 day project during this Pandemic of Covid-19. While I’m happy to say, I’m three quarters of the way through, I have neglected to share pictures from the quarter mark to the half way mark. So here’s the #100daysofshalagh, art and collage on tiny cards from day 26 to day 50.

Click on any picture and you can scroll through the gallery with the giant white arrows on left and right of the screen.

If you want to see the first 25 pieces of 100 days of Shalagh, my 100 day project ’20, go here.

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Grow Through What You Go Through

Grow through what you go through.

The best way out is always though.

For me, the largest shift happened not because I chose for it to happen

But because I stopped stopping it from happening.

My story two years ago,

The Fear shield comes up.

It disallows all the work I’ve done prior to matter.

Infantalizing me, ignoring all my efforts, it insists it needs to keep me safe in its way.

But I’ve done all of this work i say. I’ve studied and thought and grieved to get here.

Let me pass.

But there was always an impasse. Until l introduced anti-anxiety medication into my equation.

Then an unexpected shift happened.

I felt less resistance to my thoughts and dreams. My perpetual daily fear tape stopped running.

And I began to feel hope and movement.

Growth wanted to happen. It took all my learning and knowledge and applied it.

And fear took a back seat.

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A Sunday Catch-Up about Me

I’ve found myself a little quieter recently. Not just wanting to write for writing’s sake but to have something to say when I do. Something meaningful to me and to you. It’s not as if I haven’t ceased being busy. The kids are still home even if it has just turned Summer. At least I don’t need to nag my 7 year old to do her work and watch her cry. But there is still a heaviness as we manage their need for socializing.

I’m slowly working my way through creatrix and mentor Anna Lovind’s Creative Doer course, finding an understanding of what my inner productive creative needs to do to move onward. It seems I can tread water forever but I like having projects. So it’s time for me to self-lead myself to the next one.

A Sunday Catch-Up about Me

And what I found as I am listening to the lessons and and the meditations is that my urge is to create a place and a feeling of welcoming for people who need to be heard, to feel safe, and to decide to take their power back and make a life change. I want to create space for people to feel safe and to listen.

There are many technological advances that have opened up the communications for us during this lockdown. I want to explore what I would feel most comfortable with if I were searching for community. I am listening and looking for signs of my next step.

Meanwhile, I have also worked on creating connections with other bloggers and writers and there’ll be another essay published on Julia Barnicle’s sight soom. I’ll let you know when I know.

And I have just passed my 75th day of my 100 Day Project. So that’s a thing I need to share too. Talk at you soon!

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

Honestly, Dusting Was Never My Thing and other Truths I’ve Discovered

There is much to be discovered about yourself when you strip everything away. This Coronacation was a perfect opportunity for learning about me. I am always interested in what I really am made of, what I like, and what I don’t truly care about.

I love cooking but only when it’s not mandatory. Forced cooking creativity doesn’t hold the glamour for me.

Honestly, Dusting Was Never My Thing and other Truths I've Discovered on Shalavee.com

My husband and I don’t have much of a life separate from our kids except to go out to eat. I think that may change in less than five years but it is that way now.

My house is entirely too old and large to keep sensibly clean. Honestly, dusting was never my thing anyway.

Honestly, Dusting Was Never My Thing and other Truths I've Discovered on Shalavee.com

I truly love to write. The bigger the piece, the more I get to think and edit and shape the piece. I love the process of discovering who I am and what I think.

I love my children dearly and it is too much to ask me to be all things for them. I’m entirely too codependent for homeschooling. Boundaries are something I had because there was space between us with school. Now I have to figure out how to create them inside myself.

I don’t suck at gardening. I just have to have time to care.

I live for communication, community, and communing. To separate me from my people and ask me to be suspicious of my fellow humans is exhausting to the bones for me.

Honestly, Dusting Was Never My Thing and other Truths I've Discovered on Shalavee.com

Nagging is ineffective for change.

And there is always more room in my heart for love and compassion than I realize.

Happy Summer to everyone as school is officially done with. I am no longer a teacher. Just a haggered Mommy.

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And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

A Family Pandemic Status Update

So much has happened over the last three months. Frightened and confused into submission to stay safe and be good citizens, we found ways to entertain ourselves. We played Uno until Fiona wanted to cry every time she lost. We had Room day and a date night in the garage. We’ve had lovely walks in the woods. We ate meal after meal together.

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

 

Fiona began playing the piano, climbing tress, and learned how to ride her bike. And like every other kid that had never been home schooled, she gave me grief every time she needed to do homework. We adopted a new cat from the woods to be Fiona’s special friend. We named her Sass.

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

Eamon found new creative ways to annoy us with his stubborn teenageness. Constant struggle over his obsession with his techno devices. Staying up late talking to his girlfriend. The boy is missing all of his musical outlets and his bored out of his gourd. Except for the one chance he had to play at the Farmer’s Market. He is composing music though. And may finish reading a book. They’re both learning sign language from a close friend.

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

My husband Mark lost all of his work and applied and received for Federal aid for his business. And somehow was able to enjoy his time off from his constant overwhelm. He refers to it as his temporary retirement. He’s been busy gardening and working on our Studio/Garage space feverishly. He learned how to edit video for our fellowships sermons. And started back with bike riding and golf.

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

A Family Pandemic Status Update on Shalavee.com

I tried to stay strong for my kids but went a little batty having no any alone time to myself. I only got out for walks and grocery shopping for a long time. I’ve been forced to quit my allergy shots. And of course, still sneezing and dripping since March. I’ve continuously created art daily for 66 days. And struggling with the blog’s revamp but am keeping up with my writing in bigger exciting ways. I continue to value creativity for it’s own sake. It substantiates me, lets me feel like I’m acquainting myself with parts of me I’ve yet to know. And that is a wonderful feeling.

And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

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