Hey everyone, how are you?
There are times when I set out to spend the day writing, but I then have to change my plans.
I love to write, but I sometimes cannot do it even when I have every intention to. This is because I live with long term physical and mental health conditions. And there are times when I am in too bad a shape to get anything done. For example, yesterday, I was in pain and the pain medication makes me tired and I end up sleeping for a good chunk of the day. I sometimes cannot write for days and it can become frustrating and it can get me down. But every day I have the intention to sit and write, it’s just sometimes life gets in the way. Yesterday, I was able to sleep off my headache with the pain relief, but by the time that I woke up it was almost evening. And I do not write in the evening as I like to relax and make sure that I am chilled enough to get to sleep that night. I do not always sleep and can go for days without it.
So, today I have the intention to sit and write. I want to make up for not doing any yesterday. I need to write some stuff for the book chapter. I have a meeting next week and need to prepare for it. It will involve making some mind maps and planning out the themes of the piece that we are writing. It should be a lot of fun and it is something that I really am wanting to get on with. I also have some more academic journals to go through and read and highlight. I don’t know yet if we have any access to the ebooks we are hoping for. I don’t think I will know until next week. When I looked I could not see an option for an ebook, so, if I am right, I don’t know what we will do. But I will worry about that next week. Today, it’s about actually being able to sit down and being able to write. I will be making the mind maps by hand and then scanning or taking a photo and uploading it to our Microsoft teams page.
The one thing that I have been able to do this weekend so far is read. I am aiming to get the fiction book that I have started finished this weekend. I am now over half way through it and I am still really enjoying it. The book is “Cold Hands” my John Niven. I have read most of his other books and I am not sure which one I like the most. I know that he has a new book out or about to come out and I want to pick it up. Reading is one of the few things that I can do when I am in a lot of pain. And I am thankful that I am able to do it. I still have not started the non-fiction book yet, but I will make sure that I do that this weekend.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.