Today I spent a good portion of my alone time while the kids were in school napping. I never used to be able to nap, but it has now become one of my favorite activities. This is probably a sign that I'm firmly out of young adulthood and trundling on towards middle age. Either that or I'm turning into a cat.
Hey. It could happen.
Anyway, Connor spent a good portion of the day napping as well-- he kept nodding off in his wheelchair, though apparently he lasted through school all right. Thankfully he crashed as soon as I put him down for bed tonight, so hopefully by tomorrow he'll have mostly caught up on sleep and will be back to his usual cheery self. He was a bit grumpy today. Staying up for forty-four hours straight tends to have that effect on people.
Once I managed to get up and moving, I went down to Target to pick up Connor's medication and to find myself a new notebook. I've been trying to get more involved in my serious writing projects recently, and whenever I start a new writing project I have to buy a new notebook. This is completely regardless of the fact that I already have about forty half-filled notebooks stashed away in various corners of the house. I really pity whoever has to go through my stuff after I die, because since I plan to live to at least a hundred and twenty they are probably going to have a lot of recycling to do.
I'm starting to try and write more for a couple of reasons. The first is that I really love writing and it's a hobby I can do indoors with the kids, which is where I'm going to be spending a lot of my summer. The second reason is that in another five or six years, when Jeremy is out of school and is allowed vacation time and the kids are a bit older, I'd like to find a low residency program and go back to college an earn either an M.A. or an M.F.A. in creative writing.
However, in order to do that I'd need to actually have a body of work-- preferably published work-- to show in my application. Also Eden will be pretty close to college by that point, and paying for one
college education will be bad enough without tacking on one I would be
doing less for career opportunities and more for personal
gratification. This means I will likely have to manage to land a scholarship to be able to attend, and most of the ones connected with writing are merit based.
So you know, actually writing something once in a while that isn't a blog I cobbled together in fifteen minutes might be a good idea, right?
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