Taking a Break

I was on track to have an amazing June, in terms of being productive. Unfortunately, I have to put everything on pause for a few days so I can sort out some things here at the house.

Long story short, I have to play musical rooms while moving a ton of stuff into storage. And although it’s going to be a major pain in the ass…

Greater Good

The most important thing is that it should help Grandpa out tremendously. He won’t have to traverse the stairs anymore and he should be more active.

Not to mention that I’m taking over a huge chunk of the basement for my office space. That means I can actually take a moment to design a decent background that appears less cluttered for the video content.

Focusing On the Positive

Sure, I have to suspend writing Fury for a bit. And I’ll lose a little bit of momentum with the YouTube channel. But it’s only for a few days. Besides, I have a few ideas for the basement that should really benefit all of my projects.

For one thing, I can take a moment to put together a less-cluttered background for the videos. Secondly, I thrive in wide open spaces. The area I’m taking over is about five times the size of my office.

Who knows, I might even be able to set up a few things to make health and fitness videos and blog posts for Crossing Colorado.

Another positive aspect is how much cooler it is in the basement. I won’t have to worry about sweating profusely on camera. Plus, I might have enough room to actually create a decent podcast studio. Or, at least something other than Sam and I trying to fit on camera.

Since I’m moving the Xbox and TV to the basement, I’ll also be able to start playing the Kinect again. I know that it’s an old system, but I can attest to how many calories I can burn playing some of my favorite games.

The point is that even though life gets turned upside down, it’s better to focus on the “silver lining” rather than the storm. Shit happens, and when it does, you have two options: let it ruin your progress or go through the motions to get through it.

Personally, I’d rather deal with the issues and log it away as yet another life experience that will prepare me for what happens next.

Am I disappointed that I have to give up my office yet again? Yes. Am I stressed about having to move my entire house around? Absolutely. Will I sit in a corner with my thumb in my mouth and rock violently because it’s so stressful while caressing an emotional support stuffed animal? Nope.

Life is full of crap moments. But it’s also full of great times. The trick is to balance it all without making a mess.

When Will I Be Back at the Grind?

I’m not entirely sure when I’ll be able to get back to building the things I have been working on. Everything is kind of put on hold until we get Grandpa squared away and the office moved. That will require moving a lot of stuff to storage, which will probably take a day or two by itself.

Then, I have a meeting this weekend to discuss a few other related issues.

I’ll try to do what I can to put out some kind of content. I just don’t know how often or even where I’ll be posting. Regardless, I will be back to work as soon as humanly possible.

I have books to write and pounds to lose.

The tentative plan is to have everything squared away by Monday (June 24th). I’m hoping to go live on WriterSanctuary’s YouTube channel from my new office space. But right now, everything is so chaotic and I’m just taking it one hour at a time.

So, thank you for being patient with me while I work on getting all of this figured out.

Time to Start Packing

The more I think about moving into the basement, the more excited I become. Mostly because of the amount of space I’ll be able to utilize. Not to mention that everyone will have their own room and I don’t have to worry about kids sleeping on my damn couch every night.

While it is quite inconvenient for me during the here and now, I think it’ll be greatly beneficial for everyone at the end of the day. And I know I’ll turn the basement area into a great writing and video studio.

The most important thing is that Grandpa is still with us and this whole move should help him thrive.

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