Halfway(ish) through NaNo and 2020 nears its end

So 2020 has just gone for it, huh?

Look, it’s been a shit year, and we all know it, but I’m not about dwelling on things. I have worked really hard to change my bad habits, and one of those bad habits has been holding onto things for just way too long. I am still carrying some things that I haven’t learned how to put down, but I figure if I can not pick up any NEW things, I’ll be doing myself a favor.

And frankly…Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming out in 2021, and I spent so much of that cast reunion live video cry-laughing that I don’t have much more energy to spare.

It gave me a lift, though. A sorely needed one.

I’m taking a break from my NaNo project (I’m over 33k words as I write this, and I don’t know what happened or how that happened, but I don’t want to question it too much) to just pop in. I made some changes (again). I made a little logo. I brightened up the blog overall.

I have some drafts that have been sitting around for a few months waiting for TLC, and I’d love to tell you all that they are coming soon, but I am IN IT right now, and that won’t happen for a while.

It’s just the whole…end of the year thing.

And this year, of all years, I thought it might be important to just let folks know I’m still here, still kicking. I dropped of social media because of a kind of…uncomfortable thing that happened, and it was like doing a cleanse. It’s been amazing how less I worry about things that I have no control over when I’m not Doom Scrolling every day.

Did some gardening this year. Cancelled the Civil War history tour we were going to do for obvious reasons. Instead discovered there is a wetland preserve in our neighborhood that has been there for years, but we just found it this summer. Was introduced to N.K. Jemisin and devoured her books over the course of a couple of weeks. Watched a lot of Mass Effect streams on Twitch. Played a lot of Mass Effect on my PC. Finally installed some mods to play with, too.

And now it’s NaNo, and I’m writing consistently, despite some kind of long hours.

I’m alive. I’m writing. I hope you are well and finding time even in this year to do some things that bring you comfort.

Published by Polymath @ The Safin Hold

Hi. I live in Michigan, but I'm from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Seattle, and Arkansas (no, not an Army brat). I live with my husband and our cats, Cirilla and Dandelion. I'm a bonafide Salesforce Admin & Marketo Certified Expert. I like to craft. I like to cook. I like to eat and drink. I like to laugh. I like comic books and video games and sci-fi. I like a whole lot of things, and chances are, I will like you! I've also been a lot of things, like a 9-1-1 dispatcher, a teacher, and for a while I wrote obituaries. Right now I am a Salesforce Consultant! Who knew? Friends?

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