Friday feels…a little lost, if I’m honest. I’m kind of in limbo at the moment (no, not the Limbo that sits between Overworld and Underworld*, nor the video game, nor the ‘how low can you go’ game, but that metaphorical state of ‘limbo’ that we all know and sometimes love).
I left my old (and rather hectic) life behind me just before Christmas, and yet my new life is yet to properly begin. My new home, my new job, everything is on hold and this morning, it seems it’s been pushed back another week or so. Frustrating, undoubtedly, but it’s not all bad (at least not for me; I think my parents would be pleased to get us messy people out of their house and my husband would definitely like his own space again, although I know he appreciates their hospitality. I have the benefit of having lived with them all at one point or another, so I’m used to all their crazy ways).
This limbo lark is really quite relaxing for me. I’ve had plenty of time to recuperate from Christmas and I’ve got lots of writing done, but despite having all this extra time on my hands, I think I’ve actually been less productive than I was before. It’s a little like I’m floundering in an endless sea of time and because it’s in abundance, I don’t focus on making it efficient. I’m not making it work for me, I’m not bending it to my will in the same way that I did when every minute of every day counted. And so I’m lost.
When I think about my old life, there are things that I miss, of course there are. The people, naturally (my funny brother in particular, and my old book club crew), central heating (although I have fallen in love with the log fire), the chippy, and being able to walk to the shop. But do you know what? I’m starting to think that there is a part of me that even misses the hecticness of my old life. Or, perhaps not the hecticness so much as my drive to get things done.
Lethargy breeds lethargy.
I don’t mean to say I’ve been lazy, because I haven’t. I have written over 10,000 words of my WIP, I’ve written several articles and blog posts, I’ve picked up a bit of editing work too. But if you’d asked me, before, what I could get done with all this free time, I’d have reeled off a list so long that you’d fall asleep before I got to the end. And I’m ready to get that back.
So if I have to be stuck in limbo, I’m going to plan my days out to be more productive instead of milling about, doing whatever takes my fancy. I’m going to get up early in the morning and chock my day full of stuff. I’ll use this time wisely, instead of wasting it on sleep.
Speaking of sleep, I don’t think I’ve slept quite so much in the entirety of my adult life and I feel awake and ready to face the world. Now if only my world could catch up with me, ey?
*You know Limbo, surely? You mean, you don’t understand about the true structure of the universe? Then perhaps you should read this book and learn all about it!