I just kept waiting because I was hoping I would be able to talk about it but now it’s nearly the end of November, Thanksgiving is this week, and I still can’t. Not yet, soon, but not yet. I try to make a point of not writing about work, for a few reasons, but mostly because I don’t want to have another job where all I do is complain about it. I mean this job is pretty nice as far as jobs go. It’s nothing career building but it’s a good office with nice people and someone is always bringing a dog to work. I only have to work four days a week and now I feel insanely spoiled if I were to get any other job where I was working Monday through Friday.
All that to say that I wish I could talk about what’s going on because it’s awesome and kind of a big deal in that I’ve read stories about stuff like this in school but never thought I’d be on the ground level of something like this. Granted because the office and facility staff is small what’s happening is on the small scale but it’s still pretty awesome.
I’ve also been busy writing. At the end of October I decided to try to complete NaNoWriMo this month and both failed wildly and succeeded unexpectedly. I failed as I haven’t been writing every day, really only about two weeks total, and even for that I am only sitting at about 8,000 words. But it was successful because this is the longest I’ve worked on something without just giving up. I’m also really trying to get a first draft down and not get caught up in details I’d like to change but rather just write because anything can be changed later.
I also decided that since we are renewing the lease and not moving that I was going to decorate because I just haven’t. We’ve lived in this apartment for four years now and every year was the year we were going to move and for one reason or another we didn’t. Some years we just never looked for a new place. Recently rents have just skyrocketed and it didn’t make sense to leave an okay place and pay more money just to live in a similar apartment in a different part of the city. I was sick of living in what felt like a transient space and decided that even if it meant I was going to invest in a lot of putty to fix holes when we did decide to move out I was going to make our place look nice and feel inviting. It’s not completely done but it’s done enough that I feel a lot better about having a bunch of people over for Thanksgiving.
I really don’t know what I’m doing with that story I’m writing. But I am determined to keep writing and just see where it goes. It’s so hard to write but writing and decorating has really sparked a lot of my creativity. I am itching to paint again and draw and I found my pens it feels good to be in touch with part of myself again. I was so creative when I was younger and perhaps it’s something about “growing up” that we feel we must put things like that bed and embrace this more “adult” version of ourselves. Maybe I just put it away as I became more and more bogged down with the stress of life and now I can finally find it again and embrace it.
This has been a good month full of things and full of life.
How have you been? Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? What have you been up to this month?