Like the rest of England, I’ve been trying my best to stay busy during lock down, and I think I might have done it a bit well in all honesty, because I’ve been very busy and even more stressed.
I’m still in work three days a week, and that’s been ramping up massively! We’re selling more tapes than ever, and we’re about to have a huge collection come in that I can’t wait to start digging through! We’ve of course not had as much going on in the studio, so it’s been a great chance to get the video shop in order too, which is always equal parts good fun and hard work.
Alongside that, purplerevolver.com has had its relaunch, so I’m writing 20 articles a month over there. I love writing for Purple Revolver, and I get amazing feedback on my writing from my boss, so it’s one of those things where I have to put a lot of time and energy into it, but I get even more back in return.
As if that wasn’t enough writing, I’m also doing Nanowrimo. I won’t lie, I’m pretty behind, but I’m catching up! Even if I don’t manage to finish in time, I’ve gotten more words down than I would have otherwise, and I’m totally in love with the idea I’m working on! I’m pretty far into it and feeling good about finally finishing a novel, even if it’s not with in the 30 days of nano.
I’m sure you can sense how stressed out I’ve been with all that, so I’ve finally managed to get back into yoga! I’ve always enjoyed yoga when I managed to actually make myself do it, but this time Rich has been doing it with me a few times a week, so I’ve been much more motivated. I’ve been really enjoying it, and the thing I’ve always liked about yoga is how soon I’m able to feel myself improving at it, so it’s been a massive boost for me both physically and mentally!
Add in the odd walk, lots of movies, and a bit too much take out, and you’ve got a full picture of what I’ve been getting up to in lock down!