Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 7:19 AM
I’m muddling my way through a bunch of stuff. For years now it felt like my life was extremely out of balance and I was trying to find my way back to center. This year, so far, things are falling in place more or less. So far, no bouts of insomnia. I get a decent night’s sleep and get up early enough in the morning to make breakfast and my lunch (plus snacks). Two-fold bonus there, I eat healthier, and cheaper. It was easy to spend $10 to $20 a day on lunch and breakfast when I used to buy them downtown because I had to rush off to work.
Speaking of work, it’s been a lot less crazy than last year. It still has moments of insanity, but they’re blips rather than constant. Less stress means I can think and plan about other aspects of my life, like… writing!
No, I’m not doing 5K words a day but I leave for the office early and take the train in the opposite direction (bear with me). I’m close to the end of the line, so when I take the train towards the end of the line, instead of downtown, I’m guaranteed my choice of seating, so I can sit and write during the commute downtown, instead of standing squashed like a sardine for the ride. I do stand when I change trains but I use that time to beta read for a crit partner (Hi Raine!) via the dropbox app on my iphone and use the notes app to write comments/observations. This weekend, I’ll update the sidebar with the progress meter which should start moving at a steady pace. Fingers that I’ll have another submission ready to go before the end of the year!