I feel like I’m treading water lately with the book. I’m spending a lot of time, but I don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I think that might just be how editing feels. I’m adding quite a lot and restructuring sections, but since I’ve already written the beginning and the end, it doesn’t feel like I’m moving forward.
We are also having our annual holiday party today, which is in like 5 hours, so who knows how much I’ll actually get done today before I start panicking about getting everything ready. I think all I have left to do is some shopping, but that means I have to put on actual clothes and stuff.
I’ve also been slowly but surely putting together my home office. Since moving my desk into this room, it’s become a very odd process of figuring out what goes where. Most of the walls are covered in decoration or memory. I’ve got stuff from a lot of people and places just littered around, reminding me of the person I’ve been and how I got to where I am now.
It’s interesting. That might be relatively normal for a lot of people, but up until this office, I haven’t really had any space that was strictly MINE in at least a decade. Every space has been a shared space.
I’m really looking forward to the last week of the year since I have the week off from work. Traditionally, when I take a week off from work, I’m just done. I’m burnt out and just need to sit there and recharge for the week. Right now, I’m not burnt out at all. I’m enjoying work. I feel like I’m on top of things. So when I take time off, I’ll still be able to get things done at home. I’ll actually have a week where I can put in 5 or 6 hours a day for a whole week as opposed to 2 or 3 hours once a week. That feels really great. Since today is not yet part of that week though, I am going to hop in and use the little time I have.