Celtic Bull and Status Update

I was reading up on my Celtic Mythology, and I took a break to sketch an illustration I found in the book. The following is a sketch of a drawing of a stone carving of a bull. According to Celtic Gods and Goddesses by R.J. Stewart, the original can be found in Burghead, Morayshire, Scotland (Stewart, 16).

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I’m working, but I’ve been really discouraged these past few days. Sometimes, it’s easier to focus on all the times you’ve quit and let things slide than it is to focus on all those other times you’ve started up again and worked your hardest. You start to recognize every platitude and new strategy as something you’ve said and tried before, as something that obviously didn’t work because here you are again, back to where you started. I also recognize that the negative energy doesn’t help, so I’ve been cleaning and organizing and seeking positive inspiration (thanks, Dad) and taking care of myself (12 mile bike ride, woo!) and working. Writing the words and making the pictures is, ultimately, the only way to prove to myself that I can.

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  1. I love your sketch. I know what you mean about stopping and starting and getting discouraged. You make a little progress every time you work, though. You learn a little more, you move a little closer to your goal. Every bit of effort counts. You’re really not back where you started. You’re growing and stretching and changing. It’s hard. I think each person’s path is full of starts and stops. It’s normal. Celebrate your smallest victories, and make sure to follow every stop with a new start. You’ll get there.

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