Gone very quiet around here, but for good reason: I’m moving house! Going for an indulgent amount of more space, with the intention of spreading my many hobbies out a little more and hopefully being more inclined to do some of them! 😉 And take up a few more… like gardening?! Oh dear! Probably don’t have to think too much about the new garden til next year, thankfully 😉
In the meantime things are very disorganised or just plain packed up. Can’t make cards with all my stuff in storage! I did think this temporary period would be full of e.g. sketching or writing, but hah – no idea where my time is going!
That said, we’re on the brink of Inktober 2018. I think I must be mad to be even considering this, with the big move happening mid-month Still, I was organised enough to bring to my temp digs a fresh notebooks and pens, so…?
And as soon as that’s finished, it’s time for NaNoWriMo! I am a glutton for punishment 😉 I think I might have an idea to run with, though, which is pretty exciting! I’ve tried various genres over the years but this would be my first mystery, and also a first go at giving up on originality, at least for a zero-draft: I’ve seen a movie I liked but thought could have been told very differently, so might have a go at that! Fingers crossed it might lift the “what happens next?” pressure, and make this moving-year effort a little easier. After all, this is for me practising/honing my craft, not about publishing something a little bit plagiarised (although didn’t that work well for EL James? ;)) – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 😉
Which leaves December for a mad rush of Christmas cards LOL! I’m sure I’ll be kept more than busy settling into the new place, but I’m already looking forward to picking up with all my myriad hobbies – cooking, crafting, etc – that have been on hold for a while now.
I’ve also had vague thoughts about doing some kind of meditation retreat – more than once over the years. In the short term, I’m wondering about setting aside a day to try and do ‘that kind of thing’ just in the house: essential oils, quiet, meditation, bath and crack out the ‘special’, spa-like face products? Sounds like a lovely way ease into the new house, which I hope will be the start of my new life and a new me! 🙂