Discover Challenge: Opening Line

“It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last.”

If you have followed my blog, specifically my photography, you know that I take a lot of picture of the moon. They may all look the same to most people, but I see the small differences. While the moon is tidally locked with the Earth, meaning that it rotates at just the right rate that we always see the same side of it, you can see some slight differences in orientation from month to month. That’s what I saw when I did the Full Moon Challenge in 2013.

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Full Moon Challenge: December 17, 2013

Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon. December 17, 2013, 4:28 am.

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Well, here it is, finally. Sorry its late, the holidays messed everything up, and i totally forgot about it. But that’s okay because I didn’t forget any of the other ones, I was just late.

Unfortunately, I failed both of my goals for this month. I told myself that I would mostly catch up on photo challenges, and that I would post this one on time. Well, you know what, I had finals and snow storms, and holidays, and family, and old friends. Sorry. Not that you are offended or anything. Unless you are, in which case, I’m sorry.

Since the last full moon, I finished my third semester of college, with straight A’s (4.0 GPA, what?). That is not the first time I have had straight A’s, but it is the first time in college. Other than that, I have spent time with family and friends and enjoyed my break.

Since there are no more full moons in 2013 (and it’s now 2014 because I cant keep my shit together), I will not be setting another short term goal. Instead, I will be setting a long term goal for 2014. My goal is to have another semester, or two, of mostly A’s. I don’t want to set a goal of Straight A’s because I have significantly more classes this coming semester, and I don’t know what fall semester will hold.

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Full Moon Challenge: November 17, 2013

Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon. November 17, 2013, 10:16 am.

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okay, so I’m a little behind… what? 15 days behind isn’t that much… half a month? You mean I’m already half way to the next, and last full moon of the year? oh.. sorry.

So on the last full moon I set a goal of being mostly done with my papers. Well guess what? I did that. I also finished all of my homework for the rest of the semester. That’s why i didn’t post this after the full moon. Then I decided to actually relax on my thanksgiving break and actually not do a single thing. Sorry.

Since the last full moon, like I already said, I finished my all of my school work, and probably some other things… nothing really impressive… To be honest, after taking a week to do absolutely nothing, I don’t remember much of what I did do before that. Let’s see, we had Halloween, I organized, put together, and acted in a haunted house. That was fun. Yea, that’s really all I can remember.

The December full moon falls about a week after finals week, then I will be done with school for the year! Yay! Well, my goal is going to be to catch up on my photo challenges. I might not be able to do all of them by the next full moon, considering I’m already 12 behind.. Plus the two that will come out between now and the next full moon. And I’ll also set a goal of actually posting the next post within a few days of the moon.

Have a nice 15 days!

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Full Moon Challenge: October 18, 2013

Blood Moon, Hunter’s Moon. October 18, 2013, 7:38 pm.

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On the last full moon, i set a goal to blog more often. And I think this is actually the first goal that I didn’t achieve this year. I think we can allow one to slide… no?

I have been super busy with school this past month. I just feel like I don’t have time for anything. Every time I do make time for fun, I get more stressed out because I have to squeeze doing homework into the day before or after my ‘fun day.’ I can’t wait for Thanksgiving break so I can de-stress.

I know at this point I’m almost half way into the next moon cycle but you know what? Deal. The next full moon is still a few weeks away and my final projects for the semester are due just after it. My goal for the next moon will be to work on all of my projects and be almost done by the next full moon.

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Full Moon Challenge: September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon. September 19, 2013. 7:13 am.

On the last full moon I set a goal of starting of the school year well. I have done so! I have gotten A’s on all of my tests so far. Unfortunately, I haven’t blogged at all since the last full moon. But, grades are more important. Sorry.

Since the last full moon, well, I started school! Not too much has happened yet. I got to see the moon through a telescope a little while ago. That was cool. Although I think the coolest part was being on the roof of the library. That was awesome. Anywho, not much else is going on. I will be in my dorm’s haunted house on Halloween. That’s fun. Also, All of my TV shows have come back on. The Voice, Bones, and a new series which I wan watching, Sleepy Hollow. The only problem is: they all come on Monday nights during my night class. So, Tuesday is my TV (and blogging) day.

For the next full moon my goal is to blog more often. I know I have done this before but sh. I want to blog at least once a week. It will most likely be on Tuesdays because that is my free day. We’ll see how this goes!

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Full Moon Challenge: August 20, 2013

Sturgeon Moon, Corn Moon. August 20, 2013, 9:45 pm.

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On July’s full moon, i set the goal of enjoying the rest of my summer. I think I pretty much handled that. My vacation was very enjoyable, although we all came home sick. But that’s alright! We had a good time!

Since the last moon, well, I went on vacation. That was fun. However, during vacation I ruined my 70 something day steak in Italian. Oh well, I decided a break would probably be a good idea, so I took some time off of that. I have started again though. We also got our new phones a few days ago. Its a cool new toy. I’ve also started packing for school. I move in on Sunday, so all I’ve been doing is packing for the last few days.  Fun Stuff.

For the Next full moon, my goal is going to be to start the new school year well. I’ll have four classes: Astronomy, art, sociology of the family, and sociology of religion. Should be a good year!

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Full Moon Challenge: June 23, 2013

Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon. June 23, 2013, 7:32 AM.

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This moon also happened to be the Super moon. Of course, everyone was obsessing over it this year, as if it would be noticeably larger. I believe next year’s Super Moon is in August.

On May’s full moon, I set a goal of getting back into a blogging routine, again. I think I actually did get into some sort of routine. I’ve definitely posted more frequently.

Since the last Full moon, I’ve been working a lot on my Italian lessons. Right now, I’m on a 37 day streak, which will be 38 after I practice today. Last week, My great Aunt moved out of the nursing home and back home with her daughter. She still needs a lot of help with everyday things but she is doing much better. My family has planned a cruise for the first few weeks of August. I’ve also thought about a challenge to do for the month of July (suggestions welcome!).

For next month, my goal will be to complete whatever challenge I decide to do. I didn’t have a problem with it last year but considering my slow down in blogging, we will have to see…

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Full Moon Challenge: March 27, 2013

Worm moon, Storm moon. March 27, 2013, 5:27 AM.

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At the last full moon, I made a goal to get back into a routine of working out. I did. It wasn’t the same routine that I had with my friends before, but its a routine.

Since the last full moon, I’ve started learning Italian, which is pretty fun, and not as difficult as I thought. I’ve only learned basic words so far so I’m no where near capable of having a conversation. Yet.

I’ve also signed up to participate in relay for life. If you don’t know what that is, its basically a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Doing things to help others is a great way to show that you care. Donating your time and money can really help people. If you don’t have time, just sending a money donation to places like the American Cancer Society can make a great difference. And for people like me, who have no money, can always donate time. Volunteer somewhere near you. It will make you and others around you feel good. And its really not that hard.

Also, since the last full moon. Television shows have started coming back on. We all know that I watch The Voice religiously. That premiered earlier this week. You may or may not be seeing posts about that in the future.

Also, History channel has started it’s first scripted show. It’s called Vikings, and follows Ragnar as he travels west, against his instruction not to. It’s actually very interesting. And the Norse Mythology, while not very well explained (at least not thus far), is pretty accurate.

Since the next full moon falls the day after my last final exam, my goal is to pass all of my classes. Its not too difficult of a goal,  but that’s what I’m going to be focusing on for the next several weeks.

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Full Moon Challenge: February 25, 2013

Snow Moon. February 26, 2013. 3:26 pm. (picture taken later at night, obviously.)

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At the last full moon, i said i wanted to learn how to lucid dream, and my goal for the moon cycle was to get closer to being able to do it. I’m getting closer. I think. I’ve been working with reality checks. Meaning, I am constantly questioning my reality. As you know, the dream world is abstract. Things don’t always make sense, but we accept them as reality. By questioning your reality while you’re awake, you can identify if your surroundings make sense. This will help you identify if you are dreaming or not.

I think this happened before the last full moon, but I feel it is appropriate to bring up now. I was dreaming, and, for whatever reason, I questioned my reality. I didn’t think it would work but I asked myself if I was dreaming, and I woke up. That’s progress, right? We’ll see what happens in the next month.

Since the last full moon, I’ve learned how to make a Celtic knot heart, which I might show in a post, if I can effectively take pictures. I’ve also been thinking a lot about reality. (partially from lucid dreaming, and partially from the philosophy class I’m taking). So, maybe I will create a post about my ideas on our existence and such. I have some pretty abstract ideas. Prepare yourselves.

My goal for the next full moon will be to get back into a regular work out schedule. With Valentines day, and midterms last week, my group has fallen off the wagon with working out.

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