The funds for maintaining the SJWishlists Buffer account and gifting people things through the SJWishlists got used as promised last month. I'm accountable to you all about that, so I like to tell you.
October was a fairly rough month for me. It probably seems like a common refrain to you now, but this lower dose of Vyvanse has been KICKING. MY. ASS.
This month in particular everything seemed to sort of snowball. Although I have been basically maintaining in terms of getting my prior commitments taken care of, I haven't been able to focus enough to do other things I've wanted to do.
This was my want-to-do list for October.
- Contacting TeePublic about affiliating.
- Figuring out how much I can afford to budget to supporting others' patreons and starting that.
- My birthday livetweet and gif'ing of Young Frankenstein (on Oct. 31, my birthday).
- Continuing to work on ongoing projects.
- At least one new MDD design.
- The survey.
I got... three or four things of that list done.
I contacted TeePublic about affiliating. I got approved. Unfortunately, I got approved with a shop name I didn't realize I'd be stuck with and I've been waiting to hear from my dedicated account... helper person to talk about changing it.
I did not work on that budgeting/Patreon thing. That gets pushed forward to this month, fingers crossed.
I did about half of my birthday livetweet. Young Frankenstein is a really quotable, gif-able movie. This is probably going to take years.
I did continue to work on ongoing projects. In fact, I ended up realizing that I needed to more or less completely restart the Disability Flashcards 101 project, which was previously simply a Twitter thread and now has a dedicated page on my blog and got me an inquiry about working with an organization. I have not been able to focus enough to respond.
Tracking the #Dis101Cards project page with analytics showed me that there's still fairly robust Disabled community on Facebook, which led me to decide that I need to advertise the TeePublic Affiliate store on Facebook when it launches. So I decided to practice with my own shop. There's now a Model Deviance Designs Facebook page. I still hate Facebook.
I don't think I managed to post a new MDD design after all. Instead, I spent a lot of energy making a new, easier-to-browse MDD catalog on Twitter.
I also didn't get the survey worked on. At all.
Other things I did:
My blood pressure is apparently okay now. I had a rough go of it at first because the first blood pressure cuff I got to use at home was apparently wrong for my arm so I couldn't do home measurements to show anyone but I got a different machine and my blood pressure looks good. A little low, if I'm honest, which concerns me so I have to communicate that to my FNP.
In the meantime, I get to go back up to my old dose of Vyvanse... midmonth. I can't refill my prescription until then. So I'm in a waiting game, but at least the end is in sight.
I created another Dis101Cards... card.
I (impulsively) tried a home meal kit delivery service, HelloFresh, and it turned out to be one of the best impulsive decisions I've ever made. I surprised myself by being able to follow the directions without completely ruining the food. It was just a great experience all around. It's not like I can afford to do this regularly though. I had a discount code. But still, it was pretty awesome.
Food talk over.
I have been quite brainfoggy lately so I'm probably forgetting about other things that happened in October.
For November... we'll see. I really want to finally make progress on projects that have been neglected too long.
Thanks for your continued support and patience with me. I couldn't do this without you!