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fudoshin: commitment : 11/22-12/18

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


I would like to set the following requirements for myself .  I intend
to keep these promises for one day, then one week, then until December

  • I'm on time for classes and appointments and I turn work in
    on time, when I say that I shall. What that means is that I am up to
    date on the work I have due on the given day, not necessarily finished
    with all the backwork.  But if I have a paper due at a specific time
    and date, I turn it in, on that date.
  • I
    will exercise once a day or at least thirty minutes.  One of walking,
    jogging, running, swimming, taking a fitness class or karate.
  • I will brush my teeth, floss, use listerine for thirty seconds and a periodontic brush each night.
  • I will brush with a regular tooth brush each morning and use listerine for thirty seconds.

Why am I doing this?

  • I need and want to finish my English degree.  I cannot
    afford to have an incomplete, as the dean will put me on suspension.  I
    need to meet with the DOR and get funding so that I can go to school
    next term.  But the truth is I want to do this, because I WANT to
    finish my English degree.  Believe it or not, this is shit I actually
    do want to do for myself.
  • I want to learn the math necessary
    for me to continue on my MS program.  I need the money from my MS
    program in order to live right now.
  • I want a fellowship for next term so that I can feel good knowing I'm employed and not taking out too much of a loan.  
  • I
    want to get an acting part in a Sofia Coppola film and I believe that
    meeting the casting director every week will necessitate looking
    spectacular each time I meet her. This means I have to be my best when
    I do.
  • I want to get an agent, and I believe that looking
    good for a casting director and being seen by people in and around the
    theater will help me get that big break I'm looking to get.
  • Having my assignments done will lower my stress for my acting career and make me more available to myself.
  • Having my assignments done helps me to feel motivated to work out.
  • Working out helps me connect with my higher power, it helps me relieve any tension in my neck, and eschew neck pain.  
  • Working out helps me to do my school work and focus better as an actor.
  • There's
    a hot dude at school and I don't want to feel embarrassed about my body
    whenever I see him.  I understand my embarrassment is not about the way
    I look, but the way I feel about myself.  Making myself feel better
    though exercise, accomplishment and being on time, will help me to own
    myself and feel good about myself in the face of others, including
    those I find attractive.

fudoshin: day 1

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


I'm on day 1 right now and going to leave by 10:44am to be on time for the bus.  I am really proud of myself, being on time for the meeting and walking last night.  I would sure love to run today, but I am thinking I need to conserve energy to get work done.  On the other hand, if I run, I may be feeling more "up" and better able to confront the day.  My plan is that I run the 6 minutes of running + 1 minute walking X 4 + 2 minutes running again, before carrying on with the run/walk plan because it jumps right into 8 minutes that I can only feel comfortable doing if I really work on projects.