I had some weird dreams last night. The details have already escaped me, but they've left me determined to get out of this funk. I can't do anything more about not having any money that I already am and there is nothing I can do about the other thing I have been whining about but wait and hope (there's that damn hope thing again!), so to hell with the whinging and fretting and time to do what I can with what I have.
First step is to get this apartment under control again. The place is a mess. Getting everything put away properly, cleaning, vacuuming and all of that... basically getting rid of feeling like I live in an expensive Hobbit hole is sure to help my mood.
Subsequent steps include getting some tangible projects done. I did a nice drawing of Daevina yesterday for her birthday, and I'll do one of Mel today for her's. I have photos of Ivana that I want to do new drawings from, as well as other people. I have a bunch of blank canvases that I had the sense to buy when I did have money in my pocket (I'm actually surprised how well I managed to stock up on a lot of things - it's saved me big time), so I can paint as well.
I'm prone to moodiness when I'm broke, I know that. But there are better ways to deal with it than alienating my friends by being a whinging sod!
How does that old Irish prayer go? "Grant me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference." That's pretty much is what I'm aiming at.
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