Checking In: 2023-12-24

Checking in for 2023-12-24:

I wrote p a little bit about the Cave of the Lake of the Horns. I know this wasn't introduced until later in the comic but it was too good to leave out of the RPG. I'm also bracing for some changes that will be coming with the latest episode of Pepper&Carrot that will change some of the history as we know it. That's not a bad thing, but it will make some of what is in the RPG obsolete and needing updating.

I finished up my Sacred Bow for now. I wrote down my curated intentions for next year and what my intentions will be for doing them. A lot of what's there is being carried over from this year with some priority changes (exercise is getting focus this coming year, as is publishing an interactive storyworld). I've also retired some of the intentions from this year that are clearly now habits for me (writing more in particular seems to be pretty well covered). I've also added a few more that aren't necessarily related to me in particular. I've been so concentrated on my own needs that I feel like I've neglected or otherwise left the needs of others in the dust so I'm going to make more of an effort to be attuned to the needs of others as much as I can. Whether that's the overwhelm of my parents or JoDee or even just sitting with Pixel when she wants attention; I feel like I need to be there more for them. I'm also making an intention to read more since it seems I've let myself go in that department, along with my desires to sharpen my programming on the Atari 8bit machines. I still maintain my desire to declutter and get rid of the stuff that has accumulated in our lives that doesn't need to be there anymore.

And, on top of this, I'm looking to expand my horizons outside of sitting around the house most days. I feel like cancer and my treatments have made me narrow where I can go and what I can do. I'm adopting the mantra "Cancer takes what I give it" as a reminder that I chose to give cancer power over certain parts of my life and I can take those things back if I choose to. This is going to be a heavy practice ground for me because I feel like cancer has acquired a lot over the past two years that I'd like back, please.

I'll be blogging about these changes soon. That's right, you, dear reader, are going to help me keep accountable with all of this stuff. Lucky you.

More as I know it.