While I don't appreciate the move, I am getting excited about having a studio - a space in which I get to work on my art and craft that is separate from the regular living space and isn't in my bedroom. I'm stressed about not having a job, but I'm trying to see it as an opportunity to build freelance/independent streams of income that will hopefully be able to keep me afloat, even if it's not entirely traditional.
The job hunt is on hold while I'm packing and preparing to move. It will resume in November, I think (or late October). In the meantime, I want to try out a few ideas and see where they go. Of course my editing stuff isn't doing anything. But to be fair, I'm not advertising it, either, so there's that. It's just there.
There are a few things that I need/want that I'll be spending money on in the coming days.
- A new mattress. I'm in desperate need. My old mattress is very old and needed replacing a long while ago. I'm looking at getting an Endy. I've heard good things about them.
- A small computer desk. I don't actually have one. While in quarantine, I've been using a lap to put my keyboard on, my focus mitt as a mousepad, and my monitor is resting on a pile of large books on a side table. A computer desk with some draws for my shite will be a very welcome change.
- Two bookshelves. My two are on the verge of collapse and I think it's time they were replaced. If I could afford it, I'd go for a couple of solid wood ones, but since I can't, it's to Ikea I shall go.
- A printer. I need this for my leather work. Bonus points if it has a scanner for my smaller art pieces so I don't have to worry about taking photos.
- A drafting table. This is more of a want, rather than a need, but I found one on the Staples website that I quite like, and I'll be getting it as a treat for myself.
Packing for a move, I suppose, is a great way to force yourself to downsize. I don't know why I was holding onto the stuff I held on to. None of it was useful. They did not, as Ms. Kondo would say, bring me joy.
Right, I've more packing to do, so I'm off.