STAYING UP UNTIL SUNRISE. REGRETS?
My initial negative thought on waking? Am really tired!! Why did I stay up so late?!
I knew I would feel awful, which is why I wrote my rules and exceptions last night - I am happy I remembered to add reasons. Gives me something to think about on this bleary eyed morning, of Day 1.
I have a cup of tea, and read through everything. It still makes sense. I have a renewed sense of purpose.
The Jarmusch is still strong!
Around lunchtime, I have an overwhelming urge to buy some non-essential craft materials. Which triggers weird thinking around how buying stuff would make me feel better! Less tired somehow. It would make me feel better, for about 30 mins ordering, and 5 opening when it arrives!! Then it’s all back on me.
All I know right now is, dopamine is not my friend. It’s like a bad friend. One who wants you to wear an inappropriately short skirt, trash your mums house, or take your granny's last mint imperial!
Hermit Bob, in The Dead Don’t Die, lives a very off the grid life.
He prioritises practical living, and shirks all the modern trappings of life. Now, I’m no hermit, and I live on the grid. I think about the environment, and the impact I have. Especially in our craft business, Camila and I, reuse and reduce as much as we can. I like to think about the planet, and what we leave behind for the next generations.
During lockdown, I have been feeling consumed by stuff. Washing, shelf living items (which in social media posts always look so neat), dirty dishes, and that’s just some of the practical stuff. This challenge, for me, is not the practical stuff. My ‘Jim’ moment, and the gut feeling driving this challenge, is to simplify. Feel the space around me, and enjoy the things I have, be at peace in my surroundings, and love the people I am with. In the moment.
How do we Hermit Bob the shit out of everyday life?
If I died an came back as a zombie, would I be happy spending eternity roaming around, looking for bargain balls of yarn? I actually think not. There is more.
This first day turns out to be pretty non-eventful. After all the thinking, the doing did not pose any particular challenges. No money is spent, and I feel pretty good. Not sure what I was expecting, and am happy with myself, as I get into bed and drift off into my sleep. The sun will rise!
Let the challenge commence | The Details
These are my guidelines, my key questions, and the things I will be thinking about for the next 30 days!
You can follow along with me if you fancy, the details are below. Make up your rules, and see how you get on. Follow and Tag on Instagram @littledotloves and use the hashtags #thejarmusch #littledotloves
The upshot is, no spending money, and making sure I write about how it feels, or more importantly - things I learn along the way!! I make references to Jim, but we do not know each other. The Jarmusch Challenge, is made up by my 4am self!
And so it is.