For this time period, I am working through Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan’s book Money Drunk, Money Sober before I work through the Prosperous Heart. The following blog entries are in response to prompts and experiences from the book. I see this as an extension of my Artist’s Way work. Some of my entries are jarring and highly personal – any program of sobriety and self-improvement demands admitting dysfunction both personally and in family, and it also calls to admit some painful truths. While not everything I work on appears here, a number of realities do. I have a genuine body of work thanks to my work on the Artist’s Way program, and I can’t ignore the changes the continual commitment has brought about. Because of that, I also can’t ignore what going further into the harder aspects of the program – like facing money issues – has the potential to improve.
- Take the online Artist’s Way course. I almost have the money saved up in my literal piggy bank.
- Self-publish a few zines – I’m fascinated by zines right now.
- Go to Italy.
- Go to Greece.
- Try that whole UK experience again, and maybe fit in Ireland while I’m there. (I realize Ireland is part of the UK, but my personal UN that lives in my head does not accept its dependence.)
- Visit Poland, and the site of the concentration camp my great uncle escaped from.
- Make some homemade kaleidoscopes. It’s like a mandala you can shake!
- Go on a home tour in Minneapolis, like the Milwaukee Avenue one.
- Give this zumba thing a try.
- Go to a swing night at Wabasha caves, or a salsa night at Dave’s BBQ, etc.
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