After almost 4 months of being locked down, restrictions are finally about to lift as Sydney reaches its double-vaxxed target. On Monday the 11th, my store will finally reopen for trade.
This means that this week I have to go in and prepare the store for trade. Long story short, today was the first day and I’m already exhausted 😩
For me personally, my 2nd vax isn’t until Oct 23, so after this week, I can’t go back until I’ve had that dose.
Am I excited about going back?
The answer is no. It’s strange because all of my colleagues are bouncing off the walls dying to open and get back to work. For me, the passion just isn’t there any more.
For me, this entire lockdown has been about my writing. Every day, I did al least one thing that related to my business. I’ve written 1.5 books (hopefully I can finish the 2nd before I return Oct 25th), done all of my maps, done some streaming, worked on my website, and all those things that writers do when they’re not writing.
Lockdown 2.0 has been a time of self-reflection, but most of all, it has been 101 days (to date) I could dedicate to my passion. 101 days to become a better writer, and fix a lot of those beginner mistakes I made the first time around.
I was presumably one of the few people who leapt for joy (literally) when lockdown was announced, and upset that it’s ending.
During this time, I’ve also been studying still. The unit I just completed covered all those little things I need to find employment in my profession. As it turns out, applying for a library role is much more complex than applying for retail, so I’ve been doing it wrong all along.
My time in retail has run out. I’m done. The spark is gone. I want to do somethinng less intense so I can put more focus into my writing and really refine my craft. Unfortunately, changes like this don’t happen overnight, and one must work for it. I’ll keep you posted 💜
I’m currently 22k words into Tysion’s story. I’m debating whether or not to brand it as The Miscreant 2.5 or 3.5. When the time comes, I’ll work with my beta reader and see what he thinks.
I should have another update by the end of the month and hopefully a cover reveal.
Until then, stay safe my friends 💜