I’ve officially been in Florida for almost three weeks and things are finally starting to calm down. Well, kind of. Unpacking has stopped for the time being and I almost have all my new furniture purchased, but because we are getting the floors redone in basically the entire house, the books have to stay in the garage, still nestled in their boxes. I’ve kind of taken over three different spaces in the house: my bedroom, a sort of lounge area for watching TV and reading, and then an office in the front of the house, all dedicated to me. Can you tell my parents feel bad about moving me across the country? These next few months (or years) is dedicated to my writing and figuring out what the hell I’m doing with my life.
You might be thinking, “Lindsay, you’re 27 years-old. What have you been doing the past several years if not figuring your life out?” Well, when your body decides to completely implode, attacking everything around you, things get a little hard. Those people out there who have five or ten-year-plans are actually insane. I can’t tell you what’s happening next week, let alone next year. So, as we are settling down in our new home, I’m going to be getting some better health insurance and going to get everything checked. I’m in need of a new MRI (kill me) to check on the little tumor boy, and I think getting a fresh perspective on my chronic pain disorders is going to be really beneficial. I’m at a place right now that I don’t think any huge medical problem is going to pop up like it has the past few years. I’m not saying I’m cured. I’ll never be cured and I’ll never not be in pain, but it’s at a point that hopefully nothing else is going to go wrong and surprise me. I can focus on coping and focus on other things. Maybe I’ll even look into applying for disability.
So, this is just a little check-in, tell you where I’m at physically and mentally. I’ll be back to posting twice a week again—hopefully. I’ve also decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot this year, but with a few modifications. For any of you that don’t know about NaNoWriMo, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place in November, where you try to write a 50,000-page novel in the span of a month. There is a website where you can attend meet-ups with other writers, track your progress, and get advice from other participants. Because it takes me so long to get anything accomplished, I’m giving myself three months to tackle the 50,000-word count. If I wrote consistently every day for the next three months that would be roughly 543 words in 92 days. Totally doable. I hope to post frequently about my progress throughout the months, and would love to follow more blogs as they suffer through NaNoWriMo. I also need to decide which story I’d like to focus on. I’ve got about four different stories brewing in my head and on the Notes app of my phone.
Well, that’s about it for now. Hopefully once I get my millions of books—no, really, I have over 850 books—organized and things are decorated, I’ll take you all on a little tour. Let me know if you’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo. And if you want to follow my journey through everything in real time, follow my Instagram and Twitter: @lindsayglenne