Monday, 11 March 2019

The clean out is on!

Happy Monday everyone! That's slightly more positive than I currently feel but I'm running with it. I am absolutely exhausted right now but my determination levels are at a rare high today. Ever since the funeral last Thursday, I've permanently been an exhausted pigeon. All that crying really did a number on me. Despite being so tired and desperate for more sleep right now, I've got it in my mind to push through. So I'm starting the big clean up of both the house and my life.

I'm writing this post out quickly while Flynn is still awake and playing with his toys at my feet. However in 10 minutes time, he'll be going down for his morning nap and the cleaning will commence. I've been for a morning walk with Flynn and picked up a bunch of new cleaning supplies from the supermarket. For whatever reason, buying new cleaning products always motivates and excites me to clean. I wanted to start in the kitchen and to do a massive deep clean but when I returned home to find one of the cats had thrown up on the living room floor, my priority has changed. Living room will get sorted first. Jordan is off Wednesday so I'll have help with the cleaning and hopefully more will get done, until then, I'm soloing this endeavour.

It's not just the house that I'm hoping to give a clean up. I'm hoping to give my life a bit of a clean too. Ever since my ex-father-in-law's passing, I've been playing World of Warcraft heavily, to help me deal with my grief (escaping reality is my coping mechanism). I had a Draenei Paladin at level 35 and I randomly decided to start playing on her again. It really helped distract me from my grief so I kept levelling her, determined to get her to the max level of 120. Well, after three and a half weeks, I successfully got her to max level. At 12:08am last night, she hit max and I logged off happy that I'd accomplished something. I did decide a few days ago though, that once she was at max level, I'd take a break from gaming for a few weeks to focus on real life stuff. I want to get the first draft of my novel edited finally! Camp NaNoWriMo is on next month and I need to work out what project I'm working on for that. I was going to start the epilogue for my sequel novel, but I still have that short story based on mine, Jordan's and my friend Adam's Subsistence characters to write out. I'm hoping Camp NaNoWriMo will help get me back into a writing routine. So whilst I've said I'm going to take a break from gaming, I do plan on jumping on every so often, once the kids are in bed, just to do a couple of things quickly. I won't be properly playing but more doing an in game task and then jumping off again.

But anyway, I'm rambling now. It's time for Flynn to go down for his nap and for me to start deep cleaning the house. First the house and then my life. The clean out is on!

Until next time,
Alli xo

1 comment:

  1. Yesssss, cleaning time! I hate the thought of it, but I'm usually quite happy while doing it. I hope Jordan is of help today! I tend to kick my husband out and do it all myself because he will only get it wrong (then I will proceed to complain that he doesn't help. *In Chandler's voice* "You can't have it both ways!")

    It's a tricky time, and if you've found a way to cope, then that's great. Especially since, in a way, that method of coping had a goal: 120. Upon hitting that (congrats, btw - I can't bring myself to resub for Zandalari because I just *can't* level *another* character right now!) you probably found some mental quiet.

    People who say gaming is lame or a stupid way to pass the time have clearly never played one. Interactive books, that's the way I see them. One story, but so many allegiances, choices and side quests to expand on world and character ♡ Then there's the visual and audio. Despite being an avid fantasy writer, games are my love. Books come (close) second!