September 19th, 2020
Another week has passed. More blog posts have been written, more blog posts still haven’t been written, and somehow, life goes on. But it’s Weekly Wrap time, so let’s take a break to summarize it all!
Life Beyond the Blog
I work. I sleep. And most importantly, I consider the costs and concerns of moving from the Midwest to the West Coast.
Truthfully, that’s not a move happening any time soon. I don’t have the money right now, and moving in the middle of a pandemic seems like a bad call anyhow. All the same, I’m planning ahead, because I’m in a home situation I need out of. It’s not outright dangerous, but it’s slowly taking a toll on my mental health, and I need to move myself somewhere I actually have a support network I can trust. In the process, I also have to move one of my rabbits with me, since she’s my rabbit rather than the family pet.
I’ve never moved before, not counting college, which was only temporary, and didn’t include my rabbit. And moving out of state? Over 2,000 miles away? Daunting. Yet I want to believe it’ll be good for me, so I’m doing as much research and saving as possible to make it work. I also ask that if you have ANY moving tips for long distance moves with pets, especially if you’ve pulled off a long distance move with a rabbit before, that you share your secrets! The more I know now, the easier it will be to plan and execute the move one day.
And other than that, there’s not been much on my mind. Moving might be something of a pipe dream right now, but it’s also an all-consuming thought, and I can’t seem to set it aside. Even as I work on blog posts or read, it seems to stay on my mind.
Can you really blame me, though? I’m in a homophobic, transphobic household that keeps me in the closet, and I have painfully limited space to pursue my passions. My room has slanted walls that prevent tall bookshelves and more book storage. I don’t have an adequate place to sew or stitch. And my closet is shorter than I am, which is saying something (and preventing me from actually embracing a style I want instead of the style I’ve been wallowing in for years).
Overall, it’s not ideal, and this Weekly Wrap, I’m dreaming of a way out.
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
I feel like I say it every week, but here’s hoping next week is full of more progress! I didn’t accomplish all I meant to this week (you can blame some midweek panic attacks for that 😰), and I still have some lofty goals lying ahead of me. But if the best time to do these things was yesterday, the next best time is now, so I’m still plugging ahead!
First and foremost, though, I’m going to try a new time blocking system, where I organize my activities based on what day it is. So I’m allowing myself weekends off, while I block off Tuesday and Thursday mornings for blogging, those afternoons for sewing, and Monday and Friday for basic life admin and embroidery. Wednesday, then, is kind of a catch all day, used as I please, since I always have Wednesdays off work.
It’s not a perfect system, mostly because I have to make it work around my job, but I want to take it for a spin. Maybe it’ll help me feel less overwhelmed by my to-do list, and draw some boundaries! Not a bad thing, right?
Other than that, though, I’m just aiming to finally read Harrow the Ninth and maybe another ARC or two if I can squeeze them in. Testing my new time management system is my main priority, and I’ll let you all know how it goes next Saturday!
I hope you’ve all had a good week, and that there are better things yet to come. See you next Weekly Wrap!