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There are almost 300 posts here, and it's becoming pretty unwieldy. So this thread is now closed. Please continue with TAW MEMBERS' DAILY CHECK-IN #2.

And MARYGNOMES, I couldn't possibly think of a better closing post than yours: it says it all.

t.g.,
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2/17/09 6:52 P

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Keep writing! It's all preparation for better things to come! emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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Though for the day:

"It is now time for me to enjoy healthy, creative and supportive relationships based on unconditional love, respect and freedom. This is a time of divine fulfillment."

I am writing my morning pages and boy do I have some garbage to overcome. I can't wait until the new group starts. Keep me posted ok?



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Thanks I'll do that... I started my Journal today. Was proud of myself for not waiting until Monday...I have a group of chattering monkeys in my head...(thanks for sharing now go back to your room) has been my mantra this morning. Will check in daily.

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Whenever you condemn another, your salvation is off to a flying stop...


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Sequoia, we broke off into a smaller working group and are just finishing up chapter 7. You can get started on your morning pages and artist dates, and then be ready for the next group to form. Keep checking in here for more information and to let us know how you are doing.

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I'm having trouble getting through the reading, but I am doing the journaling of 3 pages each morning and them some bible study and I'm spent! Need activity, into my art(or cleaning,chores, etc. emoticon ) and my artist date each week and logging on. emoticon It's helping me even though I have a long way to go in this discovery of self exercise.

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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1/31/09 7:53 P

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Hi there, I am new to spark people and to this artists way group. I am in a real stuck place in my life and need a way out. I think it is time to do the artists way. I've made a commitment to it. Is there any groups going through the book together? I couldn't tell. Any input would be appreciated. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Samantha! You just have to do your best to schedule it in. It does help to clear my mind for the days events and sometimes things reveal themselves too. Glad you're with us! emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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Hi! I am a newbie and so glad I found this team. I'm reading the Writing Diet by Julia Cameron now. Has anyone else read it? I have to get myself discipline. I can't seem to get up early enough to write the morning pages. How does one do it?

Looking forward to being a part of this team

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Checking in emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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Rebecca, I think you are right. I rarely post here any more, but I check around especially if a new member posts. Carol (CMY)

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Checking in... emoticon I was having trouble with my writing(didn't wanna), but I think I have that worked out. I'm back to enjoying it again anyhow. I would get out my materials or set up to paint, but because I wasn't clear enough about the project I'd stop there and it never got off the ground. I finally got the message and started to just move forward....do it anyway and lo and behold as my projects are starting to manifest....my congestion has cleared up some too. emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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I was really wondering if anyone not in the first TAW group is still checking in here, it doesn't look like it.

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1/9/09 3:03 P

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Hi Rebecca, I am still lurking around. I check the dates on posts ocassionally and see if anything is happening. Carol (CMY)

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Goodness! I haven't posted here since November! I think time has sped up concierably!! Still sore and loopy from the extractions. THAT wasn't my AD! Have yet to schedual one for this week. Still having a challenge breaking through that perfectionism. Great ideas, get out the materials but I'm reluctant to cut the material or start putting paint on it! Just DO it and let it be FUN! emoticon emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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If anybody from this group is doing TAW, or at least doing morning pages and/or artist's dates, please log in here and let me know your progress.

I'm currently doing morning pages and artist's dates faithfully, and am just starting Chapter 5 of TAW.

Where is everyone else?

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I'm still around, but concentrating on the workshop and a new team I started. Working at home today and going through the teams to see what is shaking. Carol (CMY)

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Hmmm! Sounds like late Autumn just before the snow sets in. I did my mental ramblings. I couldn't find my 3 ring binder and was tempted to use the little 3x5 note book, and admitted to meself that I'm the one who's going to be short changed, idiot! Grabbed the computer paper and got busy. No revelations yet. emoticon

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11/20/08 1:29 P

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Good morning! Anyone around?

Had accupuncture treatment yesterday and it was quite different. Enjoyed the deep breathing exercises and every time I practiced them at home last night I fell asleep!

What are the colours outside your window this morning? I'm looking at grey sky, green hedge, shrubs, red, gold, brown, yellow leaves. Brown-grey wood structures, vertigres (?) metal, grey brick, terra cotta pots. Black cast iron posts and plastic bird feeders with multi-brown, black, white birds. mmm also some very dead, ghostly-looking hosta leaves....






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11/18/08 12:05 P

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GREAT BIG VIRTUAL HUGS TO ALL OF YOU WORKING SO HARD FOR US WHO WILL BE REAPING THE REWARDS OF YOUR LABOUR!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Without a doubt there will be the "whoops!" and "I can't believe I did that!!!" My heart goes out to you. What I'm gob-smacked about is your ability to lay it down on the page like you do! Bravo. My timid heart would be picking up the corner of the nearest rug and sweep, sweep, sweep... did anyone see that?????

Thank you so much for the efforts you have put into pulling all of this together. I will come back to check out the new threads after my several med. appts. this a.m.

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11/17/08 10:00 P

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I've finished setting up some of the workshop threads, and I'm shaking.

I said this was going to be about looking honestly at yourself. That includes ME.

When you read my entries, you may well want to leave. Hell with it: I said I expected an unflinching look at the Real "me" (or you), and that's what I've done.

Now I need a hot chocolate, a cool shower, and a good cry.

See you on the other side.



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11/17/08 6:23 P

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Time for some straight talk.

MARYJO - hold your horses. Those of us who are in the workshop will be starting from Day 1. It will be 1 chapter per week. Might be a day or two more in cases where the chapter's really long, but no more of this "waiting for people to catch up." None of that "golly gee there's no hurry" attitude, not in the workshops.

No more using idle chatter to avoid looking inward.

Those who are in the workshop and don't have a book yet better get one. Library books are renewable. I use them often myself for language lessons.

Morning pages? Use what you want. Looseleaf that you stick in an envelope. Cheap spiral notebook. As long as it's paper and will take ink or pencil, it's what you need. Don't go paying for a fancy journal: you will never write in it.

LESLIEJEAN - the first three chapters are in this old forum. They are detailed summaries. ALL the questions are there. That's just FYI; people who are in the workshop WILL need a book.

Remember: you can always NOT accept if invited. It won't go against you, won't "mark" you for future classes. But if you're invited and choose to attend, you keep up.

The laid-back attitude is fine for here....and it is STAYING here. It'll be run like any class where you pay $300 and have to show up and keep up. Would a Continuing Education teacher say "oh that's OK, dear. You didn't get past chapter 2, so I'll just not teach chapter 3 until you're all caught up. The class won't mind being held back. Don't worry if we don't finish in 12 weeks, I'm SURE they'll all understand if we make it 13....or 15....or 25."

Yeah. Right.

The lessons are short. The questions take maybe an hour each week. No excuses.


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11/17/08 4:47 P

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I don't have the book at the moment. I used to own a copy, but sold it when I had moved on to Julia Cameron's later books, and I needed some money.
I will see if I can buy a used copy, or at least get it from the library, but I can only keep library books for 3 weeks.
I think that to start out with, if I know the name of the chapter, and have the list of the specific assignments, I can 'wing it' a bit until I have access to the book.
I have been having a lot of depression lately, and have been unable to do MP daily, but I am doing my best. I also have to think of an AD for this week, but that seems to come easier to me.
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11/17/08 3:02 P

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I'm here.

Are we going to start with the first chapter again? It wouldn't hurt us.

How ready are we to start now?

How many of us have our books? Maybe we could go over the first chapter until every one has a chance to get there books. or give reasonably time.

What are our morning papers like? I have mine in a school note book with separation things. I find that when school starts the school supplies are cheap do I can get plenty of notebook paper then. I put about 25 pieces of paper in and refill as needed. With different areas separated I can put my papers in one and my affirmations in another assignments in another. artist date ideas. I don't have a pouch thing to hold my pencil and sharpener yet. I just stick the pencil in the rings. Some people just like a spiral note book and pencil or pen.

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Carmen, you are such a wonderful person. I can't believe you take the time to post to each of us when you have so much going on in your own life. I always love hearing from you. I hope your schedule settles down and you get your personal life in order as well. I know it must be difficult to separate so close to the holidays. My husband moved out December 15, 2002, and it was a hard Christmas and New Years. But now I am a stronger, happier individual and know it was the right decision. I hope you find the same peace.

Bettina, no one's going to shoot you, sorry. You're a kind person and you meant no harm, you simply made a mistake. We all do it from time to time. Get some rest!!!

Carrie, I'm glad you're back! I hope your time away was nice, but it's nice to have you back.

I'm like Bettina, I'm so excited about this new group I can barely type straight! I made myself stop working and go to bed about midnight last night, I wish Bettina had done the same! We'll get it all figured out.

My sister had her first two chemo treatments last week. I've been calling her once a week, but she still isn't returning my calls. She did talk to my mom, and I get the feeling she's very angry about what's happening, which is totally understandable. I continue to pray for her.

Okay, over and out. I've rattled on long enough.

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oh FARK! FARK FARK FAAAAARK!!!!!

It's almost 7 a.m., I haven't been to bed yet (working on formatting this TAW workshop) and my mail gives me a lovely surprise: I sent a note to "the wrong someone", and ended up hurting and/or angering that person. I HATE THAT! I really really hate it!

It's not a feeling of "oh damn I've been caught doing something bad" that makes livid (it wasn't spreading gossip, which I think is evil, but the note was abrupt and unkindly said). It's my boneheaded stupidity in UNNECCESSARILY causing someone grief. I don't care if they're mad/upset for a minute or a month: any time is TOO much time.

It was entirely my fault, no one else's, and I wish like crazy I hadn't screwed up like that.

I'm so freaking tired I probably messed up the apology I sent too. Why doesn't someone just shoot me and put me out of your misery?

Ah, HELL.


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Hi, everybody! Whew, lots has been going on around here lately. My work world is changing, and I haven't had as much time here as I would like. I'm trying to develop a new schedule so I can fit everything in. I'm self-employed, so I have some flexibility with my hours as long as I can get the work done. But with a new workload, I don't yet have a consistent schedule down that's working for me.

Bettina, my hats off to you for trying to reorganize the group to get more benefit out of TAW work. Thanks as always for not mincing words and for your honesty and humor in your approach regardless of how you are feeling. I look forward to continuing the journey there and here, and hope other people will stick with it as well. Thanks to you and to Rebecca for handling all the administrative, organizational kinda stuff. Got my book!

Carrie, so glad your time away was refreshing. I've been thinking about you and your mom. I lost my Dad a little over 4 years ago, and one of the hardest things about it has been trying to figure out how to best take care of my Mom. I can totally understand how your Mom losing her cat would be the last straw. Glad that you got to spend some time with her and that it was good for you.

Rebecca, I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I hope you find healing in whatever happens around your relationship with her. You are in my thoughts and I send you both healing energy and thoughts!

Carol, I too am exhausted from hearing about your painting adventures. I may be helping my Mom paint some before the Thanksgiving festivities, but its a small room and not nearly as daunting as what you are facing. Hang in there.

Things here have still been bumpy. Lots of change as we figure out how to work out the logistics of the seperation - finances, new place for my partner to live and still be close to the kids, how to handle family and holidays, etc. I alternate between feeling sad, relieved, angry, ambivalent, scared I am making the wrong choices, afraid of what other people will think, etc. etc. I'm just taking it a day at a time.

I've still been progressing with the TAW work, but some days I have to decide between doing the work and posting about it. That will change, though, I just have to be more disciplined in scheduling my time, which is a challenge for me.

Hope everyone's week is off to a good start.

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Hello everyone! Just got back from a week with my mom. Bettina..... your sparkmail said you would be deleting this group and starting a new one, to check this thread for more info. I'm very foggy on details ..... Just tell me where to go... haha.

I'm super-ready to start fresh! Seeing my mom, getting some different type of therapy - for my back - while away (HAD TO! I was a mess from travelling!) and seeing other family and friends was such a refresher for me.

Guess it'll just be a new thread under The Artist's Way...????? Carrie






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Thank you, MaryJo. I agree! I'm looking forward to this. ...................... Oh, Carol! emoticon Just thinking and reading about it is ENOUGH and I'm already spent!!

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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Marygnomes It will help you to start your daily pages. If three pages seem too much you can start with less and build up the habit and add pages later. Write some in it every day and you will build a habit. A lot of the lessons in the book are to guide us. Many of them I have learned in other classes or groups. It is a great tool. I'm glad you will be getting the book.

For everyone out there this group is for The Artist Way. We go over the book together. How can you go over the book if you don't have the book? Everyone in here needs to get the book if they dont already have it. emoticon

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Is it too late to join?

I can't find where to sign up, but I'd love to go on the journey.

elle ~

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I'm just plain pooped today. I scrubbed walls in the "old" section of the dining rooms and the whole area is primed and ready for real paint tomorrow. I still have the other section which is in a 25 year old addition and has a half cathedral ceiling that joins the kitchen. So a really long wall, high sloped ceiling and a small end wall are left once I finish the section I am doing now. They are separated by a wooden beam--the original roof beam making it easy to divide up the work. I am going to finish by Thanksgiving even if I don't get to the second section tomorrow. Have a good night's sleep. Carol (CMY)

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I've been unable to get the book out here where I am. I was going to order it on line, but my friend visiting this weekend says she'll buy it in LA and send it to me. In the mean time I can start by writing down 3 pages of my mental jargon each morning, huh? emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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I didn't do much today. I have things I need to do but I dont think its lack of ideas. Just putting them off for no reason. Maybe just because I can.

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Heading towards my bi-annual trip down the hill for my Dr. appt. Expect to be able to get the book down there today. And I get to go to the Trader Joe's( emoticon emoticon emoticon )happy dance! emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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11/12/08 11:55 P

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*tunneling her way out from under a mountain of Sparkmail* Eeep! Nobody make any loud noises or we'll all be buried in the avalanche!

Know those days when nothing really horrible happens, but a thousand dumb little things go wrong? Computer virus, break your favourite mug, cat barfs on the bed, no clean laundry, hair Just Says NO!, splinter the size of a 2x4 under your fingernail, go fetch the cat and a tree dumps snow down your back.....yeah. One of THOSE days.

To quote a remarkably astute bunny: "Eh...I knew I shoulda stood in bed!"

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Well, I have MP'ed my frustration over what is going on in my life to death... This move has me just plain pooped... I have turned all of what I was doing over to DH... We will see how that works.. emoticon

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I'm checking into it. In NJ you could go to whatever DMV you wanted. My Dad of course sent me to the toughest one to pass, lol. I don't know if Maine will allow you to go to a different county's DMV, but I am checking into it.

It's so ridiculous. A kid can get a stamp on their permit to drive alone to get to work, with no road experience???? Yet, a divot in a windshield and you don't even get to take the road test... unbelievable.

I called and got the woman's first name, they would not give me her last name, hmmm wonder why???

I know a lot of kids who have had the same experience with her and though I am not one for vengeance, I do feel this woman is not in the right frame of mind for her job. Yes, I get the same thing.
That she is on a power trip and gets off on it. Not for long. She got totally flustered when she found out she's just failed siblings for the third time..Hmmm wonder why.

Thank You Carol, it's nice to know it's not me over reacting. I just do not tolerate people messing with my kids in any way shape or form. Seems to be the only circumstance that brings my inner Valkerie to the for front, lol.

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Sounds like someone is on a power trip to me.... Can't you go to a different test center for the driving tests???? Carol (CMY)

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Sorry if you have read this elsewhere before...

Both kids had driving tests again today... Same woman, daughter failed for a ding in the windshield on low right passenger side that you can't even see from driver seat. Son failed because he was 1/2 to close to curb for parallel parking... seriously.
Sorry if you have read this else where before...

This is third go round with this woman as the testing instructor for both kids. The previous tests were failed for similar reasons. Like the interior light were not bright enough in broad day light...

Argh... I don't get angry easily, but I really wanted to bop this woman in the nose.... Oww I so wish I knew voodoo, kidding.

I think I'm going to the beach...

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Made a breakthrough in the MP's. I finally get the feeling that I am getting somewhere with myself.

Value your friends because they are worth more than just about anything else!

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Chuck Chaimberlin would refer to this as Uncovering, Discovering and Discarding. He wrote the book A New Pair of Glasses. The self searching process enabling one to see more clearly and see things differently. Kind of glad I'm not having to do this alone. I'd probably want to poop out when it got uncomfortable. emoticon

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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I did a few lines on my morning page yesterday. I dont do them til I get off the computer in the morning. When DH gets up he wants the computer so I try and get mine done before. Some days I get on twice. but if I dont do it first I might not get to it later on in the day. besides I check our menu for the day before I fix breakfast.

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emoticon Yes You Did Tell Me So..

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Scarily wonderful. Or wonderfully scary. Either way, you're getting what you need AND your subconcious is losing the fight to get you to slack off. You're getting rid of mental garbage, focusing again on what's important in your life, and getting your priorities straight.

So, If I may:

TOLD YA SO!!! emoticon

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Morning pages became a morning novel emoticon I've a 'need' to write now that is a bit scary???

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Did moring pages yesterday. I do my email first and check spark pages before DH gets up. and don't get to the morning pages until after breakfast. sometimes I don't get them done.

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Good Evening... Checking in Better Day... MP'd and shook off the spell of the CrazyMaker DH... He makes me Crazy...

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checking in. sick.

So.CA Desert..... What I resist, will persist. I can achieve what I believe. Life is what I make it. If it's to be, it's up to me. ("I" need to take the action!) Just do it! Utilize, don't analyze. Oh yah, baby steps, baby steps...


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I am here... The day went to H when I got up... Nuff said... Tomorrow I only have to think for me.... Hallelujah This was truly not an AD but I have something to say in my MP's... emoticon

"There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. "Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled." Author Unknown
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It sounds good to me!
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Group:

I have posted an explanation and outline of how TAW will be split up. It's under the main forum, titled ***READ THIS FIRST***.

Please let me know if you feel I've missed addressing any obvious questions.

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Personally I was unaware of a problem until I got word from Bettina. True-I have not been posting here regularly and really I have no excuse.
If we are going to have a new TAW-okay as I said in my email in response-I look forward to it. However after reading posts here, I tend to agree with Pryzym.
TAW is like the Sparkpeople journey, it's my responsability to work the program; nobody else's.

Take good care
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Ok first off, You did this whole thing out of the goodness of your heart. New people keep joining so there is a constant state of catch up, which is fine. All the info is here, comments on the trials and tribulations of the MPs, ADs, milestones and all are here in the threads. They just have to be looked up.

No big deal if you really want to do this... there are going to be people in various stages of progress as there are many people. It's going happen.

I am lost as to why anyone would be dissing the format or anything else. This is a group about creativity, finding it, having it... a journey. How do you a format a journey? Let alone a journey for many....

I'm sorry this just ticks me off, that people are not taking the goodness of this group and are only finding the negative???

Never saw that anywhere before I bet of the meek and mild me. Whoa? Yeah Pryzym can get ticked too... who'd have thunk it?

I can only get here once in a while and it's up to me how the TAW works for me, no one else's responsibility. You get out of it what you put in, just like anything else.

Hugs and Thank you Bettina for all you do...

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Rebecca, et al. Although I wish everyone who needs TAW have immediate access to it, I totally agree with the small class concept. I have found that when too many people get onto threads, I lose focus and frequently stop posting because I am so lost because of all the input. Sensory overload, so to speak. I love Bettina's idea to have this small core group in a private class and then having those from that group that are comfortable starting another class at the end--If several are comfortable, then several classes can form from the "waiting list" and more can be served maybe better??????? We could keep this team as the "social" group as well as the SparkArtists for those of us who wish to connect outside Spark especially to share photos and images of artist work and stories too long for SP..... Thoughtfully yours, Carol (CMY)

P.S. I think turning this one into a private at this time will cause more grief than it is worth.. Would Bettina have to "throw" people off--that is really ugly. CMY

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