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Poppy wants to live in a world where everyone's story matters, regardless of their income or way of life.

As a photographer, she's won ribbons at the county fair. As a spiritual seeker and writer, she's been featured in Jen Louden's The Life Organizer and once published an article at allthingsgirl.net.

When she's not writing or photographing her story, she can be found at her day job as a technology consultant, or at home snuggling her cats, or in the park, taking a walk with her husband.

The Voice of Now

What Worked?
Listening to the voice that said Now. Now is the time. (I wish she'd introduce herself better!)

Experimenting with What if we just let this happen without trying to change it

Declaring that Internal Putterday was exactly what was called for.

Remembering that too much caffeine makes me feel stressed when I am not. Experimenting with this and giving the scientists some data to work with.

Next time?
Next time, I might stock my office with tasty non-caffeinated supplies that are just what I want. It's very sad-making to arrive at the cafe only to find out that non-caffeinated options are not what I am craving.

Mysterious Challenges
Seasonal allergies. Have the sniffles handled, but the overall exhausted effect on my poor body systems! Excited about the next phase of the year and hoping it brings flowers and less immune system crap.

Experiencing my fear and lack of trust with a new maybe friend sitting at my table. Hand on heart ow ow ow on this one.

The difficulty of finding products that are both low-sugar and low-caffeine. Water is great, but I like variety.

The Stuff around being less productive this week - and the way I've been avoiding that Stuff.

Finding a couple of articles that really excited me, and having other people's stuff make them less fun.

Still keep tripping over my Stuff, and frowning at it like I can't believe it's still here. And forgetting that it's not going to get up and go away just because I want it to. Translation: running into patterns that are not easy, that exist for good reasons, but really having a hard time being patient with myself around them. Have direction from my therapist to try and give myself this patience.

Soft Glowing Delights
Opening up and trusting what was happening just a little turned out to be pretty good. This is still hard for me, but I'm making an attempt to acknowledge what was good about it.

Hey! Articles that really excited me. And an Introvert bar on Facebook that's been very wonderful and supportive of each other!

Learning from seeing how other people's stuff affects me. Silent retreating after the first response.

Magical Powers
Last week, I asked for the magical power of Remembering that This is Part of My Story. I think what I actually GOT was the power of Listening To The Voice of Now, which was a pretty cool alternate.

Next week, though, I think I'd just like a surprise power. There's so many of them that I'd like, I can't choose, so I'll throw the seed out there and hope it's something interesting.

Wherein I review my week in homage to Havi’s Friday Chickens over on the The Fluent Self

Breathing into Extroversion Hangovers

The Seductiveness of Morality