"The flow of creativity feels like an avalanche of joy and wonder. Being open to that possibility creates connections with everything." - Feline Dreamers

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A General Update

Well, it finally happened. Day 9 of the blog challenge, and I'm at a loss for what to write about. Huh. I guess I'll just give a general update, for you, my loyal readers.

The kittens, Merlin and Percy, are now 10 months old. I think they're nearly full grown. They're beautiful! They like to snuggle, explore the outdoors, and they still enjoy playing. I can't tell if they miss their Uncle Mystick or not. But I sure do.

How about a goals review?

So, here are the things I decided to focus on this year:

1. Writing. This is the year to become a published author. The vegan pagan cookbook is finished, as far as content goes, and will be sent out to prospective publishers soon. BlackLion and I will be publishing our core belief kit this spring, and we also plan to finish The Book of Ing. More to come! So far, so good. I don't know if any of the books will come out this year, but I hope that we'll have an offer from a publisher by the end of the calendar year. I've certainly been doing more writing this year than before, which is cool in and of itself.

2. Yoga. I will continue to focus on and refine my daily yoga practice. I will include more meditation as well. I'd like to try new types of meditation, and attend more yoga workshops and retreats. Yoga is going very well. I've included some meditation, and I've been learning a lot from my reading about the Buddha. No workshops or retreats as yet, but I'm working on prosperity, so that will help.

3. Drumming. I will practice my drumming regularly, and perhaps take some lessons. I plan to play more gigs as well as play for friends and family. We (Feline Drummers) have played a bunch of fun gigs, with more to come! I love to drum. I had a couple of informal lessons from the Freakwitch drummer, which was fun.

4. Art. I am going to explore my creativity through various arts. One that I really enjoy is collage. I'd like to try some new forms, too. I've made several collages this year, and had fun doing them. I did explore a bit of other arts and crafts, but would still like to learn new methods.

5. I'm not sure what to call this one, though it encompasses love, joy and gratitude. I will tune in to the sacredness of everything. I am further exploring my spirituality, and having fun doing so. I will ENJOY life! This is going particularly well, especially over the past few weeks. For Samhain, I released fear and worry, and that's helped me to relax and enjoy myself more.

OK, if you're bored by this entry, I formally apologize. I'll have something more interesting to say tomorrow. Promise.

4 comments:

Tina said...
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Tina said...

I just recently discovered your blog and I really enjoy your writing. I am not sure if you are taking suggestions for artistic ideas, but have you tried making paper? It is a great way to recycle and reuse any forms of paper that may wander through your house, and is fun and relaxing (I think).
Thanks for writing! I look forward to reading more.

Starcat said...

Thanks, Tina! I'm really glad you're enjoying the blog. How did you find it?

You know, my daughter (who's 10) said she wants to make paper. I just haven't gotten around to making some with her yet. Thanks for the input! We'll put it closer to the top of the list.

Tina said...

I am not really sure where I found your website. My best guess is that it was listed as part of an unschooling site. We will/ already are unschooling my almost 4yo daughter, and I love reading about other families that unschool. I am also interested in Paganism. I have been searching for "my" religion for a while now and am coming to realize that I am more earthy. I tried Wicca but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but pretty close.
Anyway, thanks for writing!