|In the continuing adventures of the non-consentual D/s relationship
I have with my Muse, she requested this picture as it is an
“old school” pin up.
The New Year, New You Project is an experiment in Magical Radical Transformation. Please see here for how to participate!
Please remember to leave a link here to your blog entry with your response to this prompt or an update on your own Experiment.
Deities: Dolphin, Bastet, Dionysus, Freyja, Lila
Inspirational Song for Your Brainmeats: Dirty Laundry, Bitter:Suite (I’m just a bad girl/ that’s why we get along/ won’t make excuses for anything I’m doing wrong/ What’s the point in playing it safe?/ Wouldn’t you rather misbehave?)
My entry on what I’ve been putting off will be, well, put off a little. Jow has been v. sick with some kind vicious stomach bug so I’ve been tending to him. He’s just starting to get back to his cheerful self now but he was pretty miserable. Ironically, given the name of this challenge, my New Year’s didn’t really go according to plan and neither did my New Year’s Day but in a weird way while I don’t like for Jow to be sick, I’m kind of glad I didn’t get too caught up in the day itself because I find it has a way of derailing progress for the rest of the year.
Which is why if you have been doing what the prompts have been prompting you to do, I hope you can understand the reasoning behind this prompt. Even if you’re behind in the prompting, I suggest doing this prompt for this week very strongly. I’ll write you a permission slip, go out of order! You already started pushing when it was the hardest to push and I’ve been reading all your diligent work. But this week especially in my opinion is not a good week to be working on any kind of major progress in your goals. I say this because this week especially stinks of the first world “quick fix/quick resolution” egregore where people make their goals with the best of intentions and then half heartedly work on them during this week and then fuck them up and then they give up. You don’t want to get your serious work that you already started messed up in that energy. This program has seven more weeks to go and then will pick up fourteen more weeks right after in the mini eCourse. You have plenty of time to get the things you want to do done, I promise. I’m going to be pushing you like whoa again starting next week.
Your mission for this week is a simple one but for many may be the hardest. I want you to do something nice for yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything really expensive or even super time consuming. I want you to give yourself permission to enjoy the fruits of your labor and to give yourself something nice. You know what you like, what’s something you usually deny yourself because it’s frivolous? Do that and do it with your full heart – no guilt, no “oh but I should be”, just something you enjoy, a gift from you to you for being willing to change your life.
* A salted caramel hot cocoa from Starbucks at a bookstore where you look at French Vogue and pretend you’re part of GossipGirl
* A bottle of Prosecco, bread, fruit, cheese and dried meats and your favorite book.
* An hour playing a video game you never have time for
* Going to a yoga class and then feel smug about the sundae you eat afterwards.
* Buying yourself a small luxury item just because (flowers, cashmere socks, a favorite magazine, a new lipstick).
* A car ride in the countryside with your favorite music playing
* A long bath
* A massage
* A pedicure (it’s good for boys too, I assure you)
* A mini marathon of your favorite trashy telly show with your favorite indulgence (smoking, drinking, junk food, etc.)