I spent Friday at home. Finally, time to unwind and unplug myself! We’d arrived on Wednesday, 6.10am flight, straight to the office, home only at 6pm. On Thursday, I was in Tallinn again, doing the test and attending an interview, which landed me in an intensive 3.5-month IT training programme. Obviously, by Friday morning I was toast. I didn’t want to go anywhere. Even getting up from the bed was quite a task. I do intend to start getting up around 6.30am again but this might take some time before it becomes a routine again. I guess the entire training camp had taken its toll on me. I was training hard and sleeping during the day but it was still tiresome. Moreover, I was angry with myself because I couldn’t get the things done that I had planned to. A day off was something that I needed. Sometimes everyone needs one. The kind of a day when you slowly start picking up the pieces of yourself and put them back in place. I went for a run, cooked, cleaned the home, worked a bit, caught up on my blog writing. All the small things that are doable within a short time frame but that give lots of pleasure simply because they have been done. Once ready, it’s possible to tackle bigger and harder tasks!
1. Own and live in a house.
I was having a really quiet and slow day at home but did manage to work for an hour or so.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Tried to recreate my morning routine and start all over again. Actually, read a few chapters (the “read 30 min every morning” habit) of John Mullan’s How Novels Work. A fascinating insight into the narrative structures of novels, seen by the way of example of famous novels. If I want to be a writer, and, more importantly, write books about writing itself, reading such books is crucial.
3. Win a Major Race.
Fartlek training. 10x2min. I mostly blame the hormones and PMS for my slowness. I really wasn’t up to it. I only could congratulate myself for actually doing it. Later in the evening, I developed a headache and slipped into awful fatigue.