If we were having coffee, I’d apologise for it being a long time between drinks. The last time we spoke was almost two weeks ago. There have been a couple of reasons for not having a cuppa with you. Firstly, NaNoWriMo. As I mentioned at the start of the month, I was going to focus on writing a novel this month. I have so far written 30,000 words and while I’m lagging behind, they are 30,000 words I haven’t written before. I’m continuing to write every day – it might be 200 words some days and 2000 on others.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that last week was crazy. It was my week before going on leave and all my clients showed up. It’s mentally quite draining which is also why I didn’t have the energy to chat with you over here.
If we were having coffee, I’d let you know I’m enjoying my week off. I’ve been writing a bit, reading a bit, worked on my garden and finished watching Stranger Things season two. I’d also tell you how excited I am that the summer of cricket has begun and it’s the best sport to which you can multitask. I plan to go to the beach today as I have a busy weekend coming up.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I wish I had more than one week off. Being burnt out has meant physical and emotional exhaustion. I’ll be hitting the ground running from Monday but I’m also going to keep in mind I have twenty working days left till the end of the year. Just twenty. Things will hopefully settle down around Christmas and the summer holidays at work.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how you have been and what you’ve been up to. Are you counting down to the end of the year too?
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The prompt for this week is ‘If we were having coffee…’
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