Marian Call is re-releasing her album, Something Fierce, today. I love it, I love her, and I love following her adventures across the world. (She’s very good about taking her fans along with her wherever she goes.)
Take a listen! Some of my faves:
- “Good Morning Moon” will cure what ails you
- If you need some courage, try “All New” or “Whistle While You Wait”
- Feel like the world’s going too fast too much? Try “Coffee by Numbers”
- Some good advice in: “Ina Flew the Coop”
- Want all the feels? “Anchorage”
As part of the album release, she put up a series of Adventure Quest tasks for her fans to show the media folk that her fans are engaged and awesome. This last one was as much for her fans as for her.
“Today I had a task for you about emailing your local radio stations and things, doing important minion-y work, but in light of some journaling I did on the airplane today I have changed my mind. Today’s task is for and about you. You have been doing enough about me, blogging and posting and all. This one is for you, and for everyone, and I hope you will keep it. You are important to me and I’m thankful for you.
Choose a Marian Call song title or parenthetical title from Something Fierce. Use the letters of the song title like an acrostic; each letter in order will begin a list item. Create a list for yourself of Happy Thoughts, of things you do that make you truly healthy when you do them — think action words. List only things you enjoy doing, mind, this is not a to-do list. The results should be uplifting, not discouraging, and should include things you already do often as much as things you wish you did more.
“Post the list somewhere you can readily see it, and try to look at it, in an affirming and not discouraging way, on a regular basis — try not to let it become invisible. Remember what you feel like when you do those things for yourself. Double Fierce.”
And I need this today. So here’s mine. A happy list and a self-care list:
Feel the feels I need to feel
Read all the books
Be kind to self
Initiate active habits