My life is nothing less than active. I currently work two jobs, write and paint with hopes that one of those will become something, and then also work out five to six times per week and try to maintain a social life. I somehow fit in sleeping, eating, and relieving myself in there, although they’re not always my top priority and frequently fall by the wayside. Just ask my coworkers how many times I’ll suddenly realize I haven’t peed in five hours and rush to the bathroom in hopes I’m able to get my scrubs untied in time.

But like I said in my last post, I’m trying to become a better person. I’m doing little things like remembering to take care of myself (I actually get my hair cut and go to doctor appointments), pay bills on time, and actually create good habits that benefit me in the artistic realm. One example of the latter is doing NaNo in November; a second? Well, it’s doing Inktober, starting on October 1st.

I’ve been trying to incorporate ink into my watercolors, with varying degrees of success, so when I heard about Inktober, I got a little excited. And then I saw the prompts:


Like … alright? I don’t really know what I’m going to do with these? I know on the rules page, which I have helpfully linked to below, it says I don’t have to do all of them (and people prior to 2016 actually made up their own themes for each day), but this is just damn intimidating. Chicken? Bottle? Double?? How are these prompts???

Easy, Juj. Breathe.

Okay, so I hate doing writing prompts because I almost always end up just staring at a piece of paper for the entire allotted time, my brain completely on screensaver mode. But dammit, I’m going to do this challenge, even if it kills me. Or I throw a pen across my apartment in a fit of rage and then am forced to clean it up. Granted, the FAQ page says that, if I get inspiration from something other than the prompts, I can use that, so … I may just have started to breathe easier.

Now, I may or may not be posting my work on this blog, depending on their quality; hell, I might find them hilarious and feel the need to share them with you. Who knows? But feel free to take a gander over on my Instagram if you so desire. I’ve got to get credit for doing this somehow, right?

Why do I do this to myself??

Art Credit: Inktober

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