Sunday Stats

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*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

-2 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
Nutrition is hard. How the fuck are humans supposed to balance all the things our bodies need in less than 1500 calories? Also, why is fruit suddenly gigantic? Peaches used to be a little larger than plums when I was a kid and now they’re practically the size grapefruits used to be before they became the size that cantaloupes used to be.

+2 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
It’s a small thing, but my nails are long! I didn’t chew them off this week. Hopefully they’ll survive until I can make a nail appointment.

+1 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
My weigh-ins are Mondays so this update is almost outdated, but as of Monday this week, I lost 3.2 lbs! In just my first week. I’ll need to remember this moment when I hit a wall, get frustrated and almost give up. I’m glad I don’t have a scale at home!

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
It was not a good week. I spent a lot of time wallowing in the past and playing out What Ifs if just one scenario had gone differently. I’ve had trouble letting go for a very long time, and I’m still trying…

+3 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
We found out this week that our skeeball team – The Skeevil Dead – won top scoring team AND top scoring individual last week. Hopefully we continue this trend through the finals.

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+1 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
As previously mentioned, I removed auto-pay from all of my major accounts. It was making me feel disconnected from my money and less in control. The act of paying my bills every other week forces me to dig deep into my budget and see what I’ve been spending and what’s left.

How did YOU level up this week?

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Sunday Stats

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*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

-2 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
I learned that even planning a relatively small elopement is pretty involved. And I think I have wedding brain.

-3 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
Awkward mess alert. The highlight of my week was dropping my favorite bottle of perfume on the bathroom floor (and my foot), shattering it. On the bright side, my bathroom smells magical now…

+1 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
My spin addiction is back! I seriously recommitted to myself and my health this week. I ate nothing but good foods and juices and incorporated 2 new spin classes into my routine. My Tuesday night guy is SO motivating!

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
I am so proud of how well I deflected cravings and said no to binge eating.

+1 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
If you dont work in a corporate bureaucracy, this will be less exciting for you, but my Webex license FINALLY got renewed. I can host meetings again!

+1 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
I’ve decided to revive my #NoSpendFeb experiment for August. Aside from wedding expenses and bills, minimize all spending! Speaking of bills, I have decided to take them OFF of auto-pay. For the last couple of months using auto-pay I have felt LESS in control of my money. It’s a reminder to do EVERYTHING with clear INTENTION.

How did YOU level up this week?

Sunday Stats

Sunday Stats.jpg

*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

-2 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
Color me a slacker. I haven’t touched my guitar or my game coding classes in a while. Hold me accountable! Bug me about it!

+3 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
This evening, I got dolled up for a fancy dinner with my guy at the infamous Smith and Wollensky. It was the most perfect evening I’ve had in ages! Dressing up and enjoying a good meal and a bottle of pinot grigio with great company just felt energizing somehow.

+3 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
MAJOR Skeeball milestone! I practiced my hundreds and NAILED them for a new personal record of 550 points, which was also enough to win the arcade jackpot. Perfect score club, here I come!

+5 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
My sister came to visit yesterday and we got matching tattoos. She got the little dipper; I got the big dipper. They’re a tiny reminder on our ankles that if we’re ever looking down to look up and look for each other. The constellations are simple, tiny dots, but one dot on each of our tattoos is an actual star. For me it’s the tip of the cup and for her it’s the end of the handle (the North Star). These are the stars that you line up to find True North. So we will never be lost.

+1 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
This was a great week! We kicked ass at skeeball, I balanced time with all my friends, and there was an excellent Nintendo Meet-Up in a thunderstorm!

-3 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
Yeahhhh this week was a drain. I’m still on track with my ambitious savings goal, but the credit card payoff goal definitely needs some attention. With less than 6 months to go in the year, I’m going to have to double down on my thriftiness to make that work.

How did YOU level up this week?

 

Sunday Stats

*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

+2 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?

I wrote a blog post for work which led to a speaking invitation for a community within my organization. Yay!

+3 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
This week, I went back home to Wildwood and did some shopping. I got some cute new summer looks from Miss Demeanor, fresh flip flops and these funfetti flavored Toms from Kona.

+1 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
Made it back to the gym! It’s so hard to wake up early but it’s worth it to get that endorphin rush!

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
A visit to Cape May helped me restock on some supplies. I always love stopping at Good Scents for oils and incense. Lots of other shops are embracing the spiritual trends and stocking herbs, along with smudge bundles.

+1 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
Overall this week was productive and energetic. Seeing Beck’s first show at MSG was definitely the highlight. Definitely the best show I’ve seen all year!

-2 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
Soooo there’s an event type thing I’m planning and it’s draining some funds but for a very good reason. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

How did YOU level up this week?

Sunday Stats

*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

-3 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
I was INCREDIBLY unfocused and distracted this week. So much work drama popped up and social obligations I would have rather turned down ensures my anxiety was beating up my brain. Next week, I plan to minimize distractions by blocking off my calendar for specific work, listening to my productivity playlist and turning off my internet for 3 hours while I work.

-2 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
I was stuck wearing my glasses all week and living the cliche nerd-girl trope of being awkward and clumsy. Here I am after spilling smoothie on my shirt at work. Cool.

The face of awkward geekdom

-2 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
Sigh… I can’t go to the gym in glasses. They sweat right off my face. Next week, everything changes- gym twice a day, 3x a week and no drinking on weeknights! I need to get into ideal shape by November.

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
I did alot of spiritual work. Spells, meditation, tarot work… it felt really good. The biggest work was creating a money manifesting wallet, which I’ll write about later this week!

+1 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
Overall it was a good week. As you know, I judge the goodness of my weeks on how much cake there is. And this week, there was a ton of cake. Discovery Channel sent us Shark Week cupcakes, we had a birthday and a farewell party. And my ass is in dire need of the gym now.

⚠️ Confectionery Carnage Imminent ⚠️ [/[/

-2 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
I took some financial hits this week. A February trip to the ER came back to bite me months later. I have a trip home next weekend longer than I was planning which means extra dog sitting expenses for Muldoon. And I had to buy new contacts. Why is life so expensive? Why does healthcare suck so much?

How did YOU level up this week?

Sunday Stats

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*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

+5 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
I’ve been researching music lessons because I think an irl appointment will make me more accountable to my guitar learning process.

+2 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
Red eye mystery solved! My contacts were scratching my allergy swollen eyes. I’m getting new contacts after a week of dripping nasty gelatinous steroid drops in my eyeballs.

+1 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
I got myself a couple of 3 lb free weights and use them to do some arm toning moves while I binge watch Jane the Virgin. +1 for multitasking!

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
When I was 16, I didn’t really know what I was doing. But I cast a love spell… at it took 17 years to work, but here I am getting ready to marry the subject of that spell. To clear the air (and energy) and make sure this moves forward on his own free will (or doesn’t move forward at all), I started a love unbinding spell. The next phase of the spell will be on the New Moon this week.
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+1 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
Working remote was a nice treat this week. But my big highlight was finally earning my Beast Growler as part of the Coney Island Brewery Mug Club! I filled it on the 4th of July with Coney Island Ale.


+3 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
Literally, plus 3. I had three dogs this week! Well, the goofy ham with his tongue hanging out is my Muldoon, but still! Holiday rates + 2 clients = a big bang in my bank account!

How did YOU level up this week?

Sunday Stats

Sunday Stats.jpg

*Since my family first got an NES, I’ve had a controller in my hands. Exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and experiencing stories… in some ways, I’ve just connected better with the world through games. However, it’s also very important to me to be present in my life, to improve myself, to go out and MEET the people I’ve connected with online and to expand my knowledge. I spend hours in games; how do I level myself up?

In this weekly series, I’ll chronicle how I’ve improved my “stats” with completely arbitrary scoring.*

+5 Intelligence – How did I make myself a little smarter? What did I learn?
Mashable had an incredible sale on coding classes that would help me learn how to make games! I can’t think of a better format to tell the stories and create the worlds I want. There’s a game I’ve been dreaming up for a long time now… this feels like a step toward one day making it a reality.

-3 Charisma – How was I less awkward or more beautiful?
I was in an allergy fog all week. Red, itchy eyes. Runny nose. Clogged ears. Basically just a gross mess.

+1 Strength – New workouts, breakthroughs, challenges.
I don’t really do freelance work anymore. It’s stressful. It’s hard to get paid fairly. And it’s created tense moments between me and people I once respected. But this week I got a request. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s not about the money. This request comes from my first job. Freelancing for them was the start of my career.  I owe everything to that gig. “No” wasn’t even an option when they asked. It’s all about respecting your roots and being grateful for where you came from. And I am. And that feels like a strong move forward.

+2 Defense – Where did I consciously avoid or deflect negative energy?
I’ve been feeling really run down since coming back from E3. Allergies are a nightmare. I’m tired all the time. I’m dangerously unmotivated. So I perked myself up with a little treat from Strand Books. I went in for a pencil case to hold my bujo markers and got myself a new set of neon and glitter pens, a set of motivating purpose pens, sleek new NYC moleskine (I hope this means all the citybooks are coming back in this modern design!) and a big fat root beer float lollipop. Carrying the bag back to my office felt like a surprising little reward, even though I already knew everything that was inside.

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+3 Luck – Something good that happened this week.
We got the greenlight to work from home next week so I’m pretty thrilled about that.

-2 Wealth – How did I save towards my goals?
I’ve been on a bit of a spender this week… (that’s spend + bender, btw) Treating myself is a double edged sword. Next week I’ll make some cuts and get back on track.

How did YOU level up this week?