It’s Friday; I’m in Love #85

This month, I took my last day at my normal person, reliable, steady income day job and began working from home on my writing. I’ve been writing like mad and scrambling to be active online–wait, is this what they mean by the hustle? How did I just now get that?

Anyway, I’ve been taking the mornings to work on my novel, then using the afternoons to work on whatever other projects need attention: zines, blog posts, and Patreon mostly, plus some Facebook and Twitter updates once in a while.

It’s certainly had its challenging points, and I plan to share a whole lot more about it in the next couple of weeks, but I won’t deny that there’s a certain thrill to it. The best part is that I’ve noticed a significant change in my mental and emotional health since the beginning of February, and I look forward to seeing what March has to offer.

finally starting my collection of house plants ♥ Riverdale ♥ catching up on podcasts ♥ mini zines galore! ♥ diner breakfasts ♥ a clean office space ♥ looking at everything as a possible plant pot ♥ the magic of mascara ♥ realizing my desk is color coordinated without even trying ♥ library books ♥ 50% off terrarium supplies at Michaels ♥ having the world’s most supportive husband ♥ also, being able to use the word husband ♥ green grapes ♥ this Stranger Things playlist on Spotify

Three ways to make next month great:

  • Get out of the house. / I spend a lot of time in my house now, so I’ve quickly realized how necessary it is for me to go out once in a while. Something as simple as a walk should make a big difference in my cabin fever, especially as the weather improves.
  • Drink plenty of water. / I was doing very well with this my first week or so at home, but somehow it quickly fell out of my routine.  I think we all know it’s a big deal to make sure we’re drinking plenty of water, so maybe I’ll start charting it or something to give myself a visual reminder.
  • Read more zines. / It’s been months since I really focused on any zines that I’ve read, even if I’ve ordered a couple here and there. I miss reading them (perzines especially), and it’d be nice to start connecting on the consuming level now that I’m back on track with producing.

“It’s Friday; I’m in Love” is a monthly gratitude post. It aims to remind myself and others of the good things from the past month, big and small; to share ways to make the next month a positive one; and to serve as a record to look back on for the not-so-great days to come. The title comes from the song by The Cure.

February 24, 2017
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