Realities of a life spent doing many things: right now I am running on empty. It feels like less than empty, actually – like I’m in the minus numbers – but I suppose it can’t be, because I am in fact at work and just about upright in front of my computer.
I manage my life by themeing my days, which works well but means that it’s very difficult to take a day off without having a huge knock-on effect on everything else. And if anything moves in to disrupt the normal routine, it has a disproportionately large impact. Read more
This month I am very much aware that I am doing a lot of things. I am running a company and doing a Master’s and writing two books, which when I write it down in black and white does look like a lot.
Not only that, but the company is currently growing (goo… good?) and I’ve been elected student rep for the MA (when I say “been elected” I mean “enthusiastically volunteered for” because I am a big fat nerd) and I am already three chapters behind with one of the books, which I originally planned to finish in 2016. However, the other book is (so far) on schedule, so that’s something, right? RIGHT? Read more
I don’t even know where September went. I feel like time jumped from August to October without anything in between, probably because I was flat-out working in a haze of caffeine and time stretches strangely when you do stuff like that. Read more
Yesterday I took myself along to the Black Food Festival here in London. It promised to be a gothic food paradise: black sushi, ice cream, wine…
Or not, as the case may be. Most of the vendors advertised didn’t turn up, and the whole event was less than half the size they implied. But I still had a nice day. Read more
August has been a month of stress from beginning to end. Some stress good – the race to finish the novel – some stress bad (work isn’t going so well right now). It’s the kind of month where I’ve needed a lot of time to sit back and think about things, but that hasn’t been possible, so instead I’ve made some fairly large decisions despite not really having the headspace to do so, and I hope they turn out to be the right ones. Read more
It was a stressful week last week, but happily I was able to escape into some books. Reviews below.
For the first three months of this year I didn’t read much at all, because I was doing an intensive university course that proved to be very intense, which meant that when I got home all I could bring myself to do was stare at Netflix.
Now, however, I’m back in the swing of reading – for the moment, at least – so here’s what I read last week. Read more
Yeah, this one’s been a good one. Some good news; some good progress. Some imperfections, as always. Here’s a round-up.
Highlights of the Month
- Getting onto the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling at Regent’s University, starting this September. I am extremely happy about this. Being a therapist was my dream job from the moment I learned it was a thing, but when I hit adulthood life went a different way for a while. That was no bad thing, actually, since it gave me a whole lot more experience, but now it feels good to be pursuing a dream again.
So, how’s the year going?
Pretty well, on the whole. At the beginning of the year I made some plans, so now that we’re halfway through I thought I’d take a look at how they’re moving along. Read more