When I was still in school summers were always transitional periods for me. Not only do I have a summer birthday, but it would mark some magical amount of time where I was permitted to go from one grade to the next. Somehow you needed a couple months of running around outside and not having to worry about anything in order to prepare yourself for the next stage. Summer vacation is a great concept.
This one is both different and not. There is still a transition, but at the end I won’t enter a new grade. When summer ends I’ll still have the freedom to do whatever I feel like, and that’s something that I’m not sure has sunk in yet.
Another big difference is I’ve been so busy. I’ve taken on a few small freelance jobs that are helping me not drain my savings away all at once, and I’ve been settling in to my new place. Which is awesome, by the way. I’m in the middle of nowhere but it’s so peaceful out here – the sort of place where you can just go outside and sit and watch the horses and be quiet and relaxed and not have to worry about anything. Artist/writer paradise? I think so.
Speaking of art, mine might be for sale soon!
I’ll do my best to blog more regularly from now on, but for now a list of my goals for the next few weeks:
1. Finish this rough draft of book two already.
2. Get a website for my writing and artwork going.
3. Find a somewhat steadier income.
5. Profit 😀