Oct. 13th, 2016 10:13 am
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Oh my goodness, is it really the birthday of [livejournal.com profile] the_gneech?? Happy birthday dude!!

I really appreciate the kind words from everyone yesterday. It made sharing my experience a lot less frightening. I guess what I wanted people to be left with is the fact that even if coming out turns out to be a worst-case scenario, it is something that you can recover from and thrive in spite of. It feels weird to think of myself this way, but I have vast reserves of patience and dedication; I can survive a lot of terrible stuff, because I've survived a lot of terrible stuff before.

Yesterday was a bit of a scratch; I really couldn't focus enough to get anything going. After a certain point, I just had to realize I wasn't going to be all that productive and make peace with that. I *did* do some pre-writing for a short story I'd like to submit to FIYAH, a new zine that features speculative fiction stories from people of color. I am so down with that you have no idea. :D They're taking submissions for their January 2017 issue, the theme of which is "spilling tea". I've been noodling around with an idea for a few weeks that I think is ready to go -- I just need to make sure I understand the characters and the sequence of events before actually getting into it.

Classwork continues. My English mid-term is coming up next week, and I'll want to review for that. It shouldn't be TOO hard, but right now I'm rocking a perfect score in that class that I'd love to continue if at all possible. Since there aren't any of the "regular" assignments due this week (only a 1,000-word essay), I'm going to see if I can get ahead a little bit on those. In Social Psychology, it's all the usual business -- chapter of text, forum discussion, watching an online video, and seeing which horrible psychological experiments/surveys I should subject myself to for class credit. :)

So today, here are the three things I'd like to do:

1. Finish character and setting sketches for FIYAH short story; draft an outline.
2. Read chapter 7 of my Social Psychology textbook.
3. Draft an outline for my "Reader Response" essay for English class.

Here are three things I'm grateful for today:

1. Coffee! It really was the kick in the tail I needed this morning.
2. My husband! Ryan came back on Tuesday night, and my life feels complete again.
3. My friends! You folks have been so incredibly supportive through the worst of times. I'm so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful people looking out for me.

Here's my mindfulness focus today:

1. My physical body. Notice signs of stress or agitation in the body, and when they arise, gently observe them, then let them go with several slow breaths.

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