With everything that has been going on, many of you would not blame me for going completely mental… But I haven’t 🙂

My Mental goals are:

To expand my artistic abilities,

to expand my writing abilities

to learn more about alarm testing and electricity

OK, so I am going to have to update this – because I am no longer working in the alarm testing industry.  In fact I have no job at the moment, and each week it is really impacting on me.  I’m not one to happily sit on my butt and do nothing.  I want to be stimulated and I need a job!

But lets talk about expanding artistic and writing abilities – I have been a lot of art lately.  A lot of it is inspired by YouTube.  It is a wonderful place to go if you want to see how to do something.  It was where I got the inspiration for the shading on my lino cuts this year.  I have also found some backgrounds, which I have made, just so I can finish off my artwork, as my folio is due in at the end of this term.

Writing… ah, well.  I haven’t done much.  And I certainly haven’t done much as far as learning more about my craft, although I have been reading an intriguing book by Steven Pressfield called ‘Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t’, which I managed to score free.  Lovely short chapters – like really short chapters, but really insightful.

I’ve also been reading posts from Fiction University – especially one about How to Write (and Not to Write) an Author Bio which is why my bio has changed… and it is now on the Landing page – all three or four sentences of it.

So I guess you could say I have been learning more about the art of writing.

And along the learning line, I just handed in my final assignment on the He Papa Tikanga course through The Wananga O Aotearoa – learning about the Maori culture and how it applies to the world around them.  Very interesting course.  Now, I just need to find something else to follow up on… Te Reo? Rongoa? I don’t know at this stage.


So I guess I can confirm that I am still working on my mental skills, and improving them all the time.  I love the mental stimulation from learning new things.

Wellbeing – Mental Update
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