Day 6 – Where
Where to write has been a problem for me in the past. For the past ten years, I have either lived alone, or lived in a situation in which I had a lot of alone time. I did not take advantage of the quiet this opportunity afforded me. If I had known then what I know now, I would have been a writing fool. I am currently living with family because we are doing the Dave Ramsey budget together, splitting all of our bills equally. We should be completely out of debt in the Fall of 2014. That is when I’m looking at purchasing a house. I’ve considered getting an apartment in the mean time, but that’s just more money we can put on our snowball and get out of debt faster. I’m willing to make that sacrifice for one more year (less, actually).
Every possible location presents a challenge -
A) I love sitting by the fire in the winter, but when people are home, it’s too distracting to be in the middle of the living area.
B) I have an awesome kitchen bar, but it has the same problems as above.
C) My bed is super comfortable, but I’m more likely to drift off to sleep.
D) I have arranged an office in my garage, but the mess in the other half of the garage distracts me and it’s not as cozy as upstairs.
E) Going to a coffee shop sounds very hipster, but I often don’t have the motivation to do it, or at least not frequently enough.
F) I have a classroom that is enjoyable to work in, but it’s a 40-minute commute.
Therefore, I have devised a plan that incorporates all of these locations on a rotational basis.
Sunday – Since Sunday should be a restful day anyway, I want to spend part of the day sitting on my bed and writing. And I won’t feel guilty if I get tired and need a nap between ministry activities, since Sunday (let’s not start a Sabbath debate) should be restful anyway.
Monday – Sit by the fire because no one else is home.
Tuesday – Write at the counter with my coffee in the AM. In the afternoon, I will drive home from work to get ahead of rush hour, then stop at a coffee shop close to where I live since I’m already out.
Wednesday – See Tuesday.
Thursday – See Tuesday.
Friday – Write in my classroom from 12:00-1:00, between AM and PM tutoring sessions.
Saturday – Spend half my time arranging the garage, a little at a time, and the other half writing in office until the garage is perfectly clean and I can spend all of my time writing. Also, people will be around to help with the garage on Saturdays.
Specific enough? I think so.