January is made for hibernation and while only 13 days in, my January has a lot going on. I miss the long winter breaks in college where I could spend almost an entire month watching movies and reading all day.
I’ll get some of that hibernation this coming long weekend, though the actual weekend has a fair number of things I’d like to accomplish around the house. I’m very much looking forward to my day off on Monday– Q is working so I’ll get a day to myself. As much as I love my partner, it’s also quite lovely to get a lazy day alone with a good book and total TV control. It really is the small things in life!
Otherwise, my day job is ramping up to my busiest time of year as we prepare for another exhibition and my freelance work is even taking off a bit more so I’m really working to find the right balance of work and free time to do other work, as well as still have time for other adulting things, exercise, and time with Q. After a long day at work yesterday, going to the market after work, and then a number of things that had to get done at the house after that, I didn’t sit down until 830 and practically fell asleep drinking my cup of tea.
Things I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: how to find time to work on my book ideas when I’m writing “about pages” and copy for websites and thinking about my day job well past the end of the work day; trying to find more things to declutter and make our small-ish home work better for us; dreaming of having a personal chef and housecleaner; babies.
Of course if I hit the Powerball, everything will change! Ha.
Things slowed down a tiny bit between Christmas and New Year’s but after that? No sign of hibernation and taking things slow… phew.