My goal this past week was to start getting back to writing and drawing comics again. Although I didn’t get to make any actual comic strips, I did manage to come up with new ideas and start sketching out characters again. After months of feeling creatively dry, I’ll take that as a win.
Drawing characters in various styles and proportions. I’ve been experimenting with new looks I can use for the comic, although after some exploration, I realized that the style I’m comfortable with was not that far off from what I was already doing in the first place.
Writing prompts. I haven’t worked out the scripts for the comics, but I’ve started listing down ideas in my bullet journal so I can revisit it later. I usually change up the text anyway until the very last minute, so I tend to write in rough ideas first, sketch, then polish after.
Playing so much Postknight. I’ve only been playing for a little over a week and I’ve already finished all the current available areas and fully upgrade the tier 5 Nightbane armor set (currently my favorite). The only things left to do, if I were to go all completionist about it, is to get to 5 hearts for all the romanceables, get to S rank (currently at A-7, I think), and possibly try to do all the other achievements (but I really don’t see the point). I’m STILL playing, by the way. The game is really addicting.
Reading Red Shirts, still. I’ve relaxed my reading pace a bit, so I’ve been going through my books a lot slower. I’ve been enjoying the book so far, as it feels like a very long episode of Star Trek. I’ve been imagining one of the characters to look like Anton Yelchin, and I really hope he survives the book.
Watching Legion. I’ve managed to watch the first two episodes of Legion this past week and I’m really, really liking the treatment. Also, Dan Stevens appears to be getting younger (WTF). Riverdale is still, also, on the watchlist. I’ve decided at this point that I like it. Not loving it yet, still, but definitely not a hate.
Wanting new eyebrow makeup. I’ve upped my skincare game, so now my brain has shifted to trying to level up my makeup game. I thought I’d try to master my eyebrows first, since they’re very sparse, and on a normal day I look like I barely have any brows at all. I’ve already done some research (youtube), so now all I need is the proper tools so I can practice the techniques.
Needing for the weather to improve a bit. We’ve been having super cold nights and then weird overcast days with minimal sunshine (and then rain!) this past week, and as a result, we’ve been feeling sick all week. I would like to not feel sick so I can go back to my cardio.
Thinking about how my year has been going so far and the running theme seems to be self-improvement and relearning how to “love myself”. There has been several aspects of my life that I let slip or neglected for several years (like fitness and skincare), and now that I’ve taken a more active role in improving them, I feel like I’m getting some of my confidence (which was completely destroyed in 2016) back.
Feeling good. These days, I feel like I worry less. I still worry a lot, mind you, but much less than I used to. I’ve relaxed my iron grip on my finances, and figured it’s about time I invested a little money on things that can improve my self-confidence (like skincare products and makeup). I’m not going all crazy and buying all the most expensive stuff, but improving one small thing at a time.