Hard Work

Writing for three hours a day is tough but sometimes you produce something you’re happy with and it’s all worth it. Today I produced something I was actually kind of happy with. Like any first draft, it still has a long way to go, but as the first truly new writing I’ve done in ages, I was quite happy that it turned out as good as it did.

Reading for three hours a day is also tough, but it’s something I’ll hate to give up once I find a new job. I really feel like I’ve been able to immerse myself in the MFA program this week. I feel like, maybe, I’m actually making some progress now that I can devote more of my time to it.

It is hard though, to stay in the house all day and just work and never leave. I only got out of the house for an hour today, when I went for my daily walk. That was rough. You get kind of stir-crazy.

But the results of staying inside all day and really working at everything on your to-do list are great. I got the three hours of reading done and the three hours of writing. I managed to upgrade both of my PCs to Windows XP Service Pack 2. I started working on my resume. I even managed to finally finish updating the last few files on this web site, which should now be almost 90% XHTML 1.1 compatible.

Still, I would like to get out somewhere and just let loose. Maybe that’s what the weekends will be for. I don’t know. I just know that if I don’t get somewhere during this mandatory vacation I’m on, if I don’t get somewhere relaxing and somewhere where I can meditate for a while on everything that’s going on, that’s when I’ll be really disappointed. That’s about the only thing that will spoil this experience, if I don’t take the time to relax and be alone for a day or so and figure it all out.