You know what it’s like to come post after you’ve been gone on holiday vacation for three weeks? It feels like a hot mess. There is a lot of stuff in my head, so I’m just gonna word vomit it here real quick like for y’all.
I only had one episode on vacation. I don’t like talking about it, because it makes me feel like I missed time with my family, which is very limited for me right now since we live so far apart. I feel guilty about it. And I feel annoyed that I wasn’t able to do anything to stop the episode, that it’s lost time… and then that just makes me feel worse. Overall, I’ve gotten over it, but it happened and it was annoying.
My stomach/abdomen issues haven’t changed, and we are working on the next steps to get me checked out. If this medicine doesn’t fix it, I’m getting a CAT scan! Yay! It’s been hard because I don’t know what’s safe to eat and what isn’t, it’s so frustrating not having any answers.
I’ve been thinking about minimalism a lot. I’m hoping to dive more into it this year, and see if I can pare down even more. Most likely, Zach and I will be making videos of me getting rid of stuff for his YouTube channel and if we do I will post them here! I’m trying not to have as much stuff, and also not to create as much waste. I’ve been anxious about how I treat the world around me and the environment for awhile, and it’s getting harder and harder for me to ignore the nagging feeling inside that I could, and should, be doing more. The stress I’m feeling about climate change is solely responsible for why I’m a 1 today instead of a 0. I can’t go into everything right now, I think that’s a whole post in itself, but I know I’m not the only person worried about what the planet is going to be like 10, 20, and 50 years from now!
Even though it doesn’t sound like it, things are going fairly well. Zach and I were sick all December and trying to get back into the real world has been difficult. Especially since it’s cold outside. I haven’t exercised in WAY too long and I can’t wait to get back at it, even though the gym is going to be a mess for the rest of the month.1 We have a lot of plans for this weekend, and the next, and we are going to Florida in February to visit my cousins!
Also, I just signed on to do book reviews for the website Run Spot Run 🙂 it’s the first time I’ve gotten to pick out books I’m interested in for review, and I’m so excited! I also am working on my THIRD book, while my writing group reviews my last one. I’m writing about a novel a year now, which is insane, and I have high hopes for how this one is going to turn out. As for acting, I’m not sure… It feels like things are going well in my writing career, even if they’re just baby steps, and both hobbies are so time consuming that I don’t want to split my attention even more. I guess we’ll just see how the year goes.
I also got a revise and resubmit request for the one-act I wrote which is SO EXCITING! Basically, it means they didn’t reject my piece outright, they want me to rework some of it and submit it again. Not getting a flat out rejection is actually a big deal because it’s one tiny step closer to getting published. Woohoo!
My goal for this year is to have no goals. I don’t know how that is going to work out. I hope that I will still be productive, working on projects, without stressing myself out over when I should have them finished.
Wow. That’s a big post. I get anxious when I don’t update, especially when there is a lot going on! Time to get back in the swing of things. Hope everyone had a happy new year!