I even did some socialising. Go me.
Saturday was the first martial arts classes for the semester. I always forget how much I miss teaching women martial arts, and how much I miss the returning students. It is really great to see a class full of women willing to learn how to... uh... hurt people... ? Shut up. It's a good thing.
It also marked the first week of my return to my usual training schedule. I didn't too badly, either. I'm not too sore, and I feel like I'm getting stronger, which is nice. One of my frustrations from last year was how I felt I wasn't improving at all. As of now, week two, I feel I can increase the weight on my dead lifts already. So, yay! I'll be upping it next week.
I spent a lot of time this weekend asleep. I need a lot of sleep, I've noticed. Anyway, it's back to schedule. Gym in the morning, writing in the day, guitar lessons at nigh. Bed. Repeat. Honestly, my life just isn't that interesting. I like the routine, but the monotony is getting to me a bit. I'm getting restless (more... still... still more). I want to go travelling; adventure type travel. I want to go on a long hiking and camping trip. Or a multi-day horse ride somewhere. Even better, a week's long horse ride in which I get taught survival skills at camp.
I don't know why I want that. I just do. And the going to and from work and home and gym, while great, is getting to me a little bit. I'm getting antsy. Antsy isn't great.
But back to happier things. I've good news. I have finally hit the halfway point in my novel. It felt like I'd never get there. I just have to keep plugging away, and then I'll get to the finish line. Just one step in front of the other. Thus far, since my return to writing from the holidays, I haven't reached more than a thousand words in a writing session, save once. I'm not thrilled about that, but a thousand words in a day isn't the worst, so I'm not especially mad about it, either.
Even though I've reached the halfway mark, I'm not all that thrilled with the book itself. I'm hoping that it's just that I'm too close to it, and it's actually not that bad. Hoping. I'll be mightily pissed if I spent all this effort writing the damned thing, just to have to do it again because it sucks.
Right, I'm off to attempt more writing of words. Have a good day everyone!