Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IWSG: Taking It Back


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Okay, people. I've had enough. I'm tired of being tired. I'm bored with being blocked. I'm weary of waffling and wallowing and waiting for . . . well, everything. For energy, mental and physical. For answers. For direction. For inspiration. 

Awhile back, I declared 2016 to be the Year of Living Creatively. I've taken cooking classes, I've got art classes lined up in the Spring, I'm more aware and open to the world around me in general. I took action. 

Well, I'm taking action again. Now. This time, it's about my writing and my health/weight. I'm not exactly sure yet what this looks like - I've got some ideas, some plans - but changes are being made. Something has to be done, and I'm the only one who can - and will! - do it.

I'm taking my life back. 

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  1. You've done so well with the other two, you're on a roll. Go for it!

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  2. Man, I hear you sister! Have you ever written to prompts? That is one creative exercise that always surprises me--finding an external "requirement" for something and using that as a starting place. It unlocks doors. You can do it!

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    1. Yep, I've written to prompts, and it really does help. I also use contest deadlines and "requirements" like having to use certain words in the story or a tight word count, etc.

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  3. Yay, you go girl! I love your determination! You've got this. :)

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    1. I knew what you meant, Julie - no worries! And thanks! :)

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  5. It's when we realize changes need to be made and do something when we achieve greatly. :) Good luck!

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    1. That's the trick, isn't it? The actual doing something about it.

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  6. Take it back one hour at a time, one bad habit at a time, one good habit made at a time. Best of luck!

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  7. You can do it! Perseverance is the key. We'll be here to cheer you on. :)

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  8. I certainly wish you luck on this journey. Good luck!

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  9. Good that you are taking your life back. Perseverance and patience will lead you to your destination, Madeline. Hugs.

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    1. I'm going to need a lot of all three - perseverance, patience and hugs. :)

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  10. RAWR!!! I love these taking control posts. It's inspiring to see people take action to get what they want. WOOT!

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    1. I hear you! I love reading them, and I love writing them. :)

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  11. Yay! Go, go, GO! You've totally got this and epic things lie ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much, Crystal. I love the idea of epic things ahead. :)

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  12. That's fantastic!!!! Take control of what you want and show it who is boss!!!! Man, I think even I feel inspired to take charge after reading your post lol so thanks! <3

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  13. Only YOU can do that.
    I'm glad you decided to! Your life is whatever you make of it, so make something wonderful :)

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  14. Good. For. You. That's tellin' 'em!!! Go girl and get it done!

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  15. Congratulations! You're so right, YOU are the only one who can do it! and you can do it! I'm trying to take my writing back into my hands as well, as I've taken way too long a break from it!

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  16. That's WONDERFUL. You go out there and take back your life! I know what it's like to be trapped under boredom and being tired!

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    1. We have to dig ourselves out from under whatever is holding us down. It's hard but worth it.

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  17. You go, girl! I think I might join you. I need to take my weight back, and keep my writing organized.
    Thanks for your awesome honesty and positivism, Madeline!

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    1. Go for it, Tyrean! If I can do it, you can do it. We can all do it!

      I always worry a bit about TMI (Too Much Information) with my blog posts, but I figure some of us are in the same boat so I share but within limits. :)

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  18. You go girl! I'm totally cheering for you, because I decided the exact same thing. You can do it. You are amazing.

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    1. I don't know about amazing, but I'll take it. :)

      And I'M cheering for YOU!

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  19. Congratulations, Madeline!! I wish you all the very best.

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  20. Go, Madeleine! Good luck with your new goals!

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  21. Woot! Good for you! The first step is deciding to make a change, and you've done that so you'll figure out exactly what you need. Best of luck with all your endeavors!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I'm already working a plan of sorts.

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  22. If you need to lose weight, get a small energetic dog. I brought my brother's dog back from Illinois last weekend and she has kept me moving enough to already lose 3 pounds. Part of that is exercise and part is that I'm too exhausted in the evening to snack. :D

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    1. Ha! I don't know how the tortoises would feel about that. I suppose I could put them on a leash...Larry especially likes to walk...but I don't think it would be quite the same in terms of energy and speed.... :)

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  23. Good luck with your goals. May you find inspiration and story ideas along the way.

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    1. I would love to find some amazing ideas along the way!

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  24. Good for you, Madeline! Please keep us posted on your journey.

    I wish you lots of health and happiness. <3

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  25. Good for you! With that attitude, you can do it.

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    1. Now I just have to keep that attitude going as strong as possible, for as long as possible. Gulp!

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  26. You go, lady! Wishing you the best!

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  27. Good for you. Let us know how it goes. I could definitely use some pointers/inspiration in those areas myself.

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    1. If I find something that works for me, I'll let you all know. :)

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