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10 June 2021

 Song mood: The Sun Always Shines on TV by the A-ha.

I saw a sign today. My heart is a church in the middle of Paris that I unexpectedly visited but had to because of the name.

I want to go on a road trip, but I want to save money. I gave myself the mohawk haircut I usually give myself when I want to save the thirty dollars. Because I would like visit that church in the middle of Paris on my way from the Louvre to Champ de Mars a.k.a. the Eiffel Tower. This time I will visit the tower. I will need to improve my French for when I call the hotel ibis to make reservations. I’m still a ways away from planning anything. What I learned from the last trip is to research the hotels online and call them directly.

Been reading The Photography Storytelling Workshop by Finn Beales. I’m at the part where he tells about how to tell a story. Which I know, but think it’s interesting to see the POV of a photographer instead of a writer. I’m going to have to do some brainstorming to figure out what story I’m going to tell for my October/Halloween serial. Here is where I need to find people to collaborate with. A series of images where people act them out. Some with make up.

I’m halfway through Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I always get frustrated with Jim Nightshade, who gets into trouble. I cheer Will Halloway as he stands up to troublemakers. Next up is The Martian by Andy Weir, which is free on Audible until September.

Over the weekend, I’ll be learning how to us the movie app on my iPhone so that I can do videos. Mostly I’ll do lip syncing to various movie clips and song videos. I think my strategy for promoting my work is to not promote my work but to post entertaining videos.

This week, I have been working on my exercising. Doing my arm workouts, but with 45lb weights instead of 20lb. I’ve increased my steps. I’ve done my short pilate workouts. Tai Chi is a slow progress, where I decided to watch all the instructional videos to get the bigger picture. Once I have that, I plan to return to them when I do the practice. I need to strengthen my back and relieve the joint pain I have been feeling. This week, the joint pain has been a bit worse along with the headaches.

I’ve been working on the mystery that I will dedicate to my uncle. I’m listing the poems for the book of poetry that I will dedicate to my mother. Once I have these projects done, I will have a better idea of which way I plan to go with my writing.

At some point, even though I talk myself out of it, I will probably do a Graphic Design bootcamp. So I can expand the kind of projects I can do. Like a magazine form of my Halloween serial.

The whole idea is now I have seen a sign, I have to make myself a whole lot more interesting. The key is to take little steps. Self improvement comes in the little steps.


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