January 18th, 2020 – 479

Wow, a blog in the morning on a Saturday, never thought I’d see the day again. Well, I am now using my weekday routine as my weekend routine, so it makes sense that I am able to post at the correct time. Doesn’t make it any less surreal of course, but it’s neat. Plan for today is to upload Chapter 24 of VOL, tidy the flat and otherwise get on with a normal Saturday, safe in the knowledge I’ll be going to bed at 10pm as long as I’m dropped home in time. All in all, I can’t understand why I let myself live any other way.

WHT is going super well. 406 words off of hitting the big 20K-typed mark which means if I do write it tomorrow I’ve got a 1,600 word lead on my baseline thousand-a-day. I have the option to write more today, but my priority right now is getting the flat tidy. It’s not bad, but I want to get it super nice. I like having a spotless house where everything is in order, and for a while last year the morning on Saturdays was when I took care of that. I liked that routine, and I want it back. Thanks to bullet journalling it’ll be a bit easier than last year too, and next week even more so because I’ll have heating again.

Can I just say, a freezing flat over Christmas yet again makes you appreciate how horrible it must be for the people who don’t even have a roof over their head at this time of year. My dad is active with a handful of local homelessness charities, and to be honest, I think I should start considering something similar. These last couple of years have been about getting back on my feet – can’t help others until you’re functioning, or you’ll risk letting them down. I don’t want to commit to anything just yet, but some kind of charitable endeavour would be nice. When I worked at Mind I used to volunteer every Saturday before my paid shift on Sundays. Food for thought, that kind of model could work again.

Right back to work! Wish me luck! And, heating, for the love of god wish me heating.