Also, my bus pass purchase at the end of February ended up going to someone else's card, randomly. There is only one card attached to the email, and nevertheless, my email confirmation had a card that was not mine. I noticed only when my bus pass wouldn't work come time for work on Monday. I called Presto, and I should be getting a refund for the month pass the went to the wrong card. That will be nice when it comes in.
Everything else seems to be okay, though.
My experiment with Intermittent Fasting is going well. I find it super easy to stick to, and it's an eating schedule that makes sense to me. Other than a small drop in weight the first week, I haven't lost anything. This is fine for me, as I'm also building muscle (hopefully or all that going to the gym is for nothing), and I'm not too worried about the scale. What matters are the measurements. These I only do one a month. Since I'm hitting month two of this thing I'm doing, I've taken them at the top of the week.
There has not been much of a change there, either. My hip and thigh measurement has actually increased (I've been doing a lot of squats, though... so that can be put down to muscle). My bicep measurement has not changed. I've lost a tiny bit around the waist and bust, which, to be honest, are the only places I care about losing, so... yay.
So, all in all, I've not been getting the crazy results so many folks have promised, but I'm not unhappy with what's happened so far. Also, the schedule is super intuitive and easy to follow. I shall continue with this, I think.
Writing has been going stupid well on The New Project. I've managed to pretty consistently write two thousand words a day (my writing days are Monday through to Thursday, so it's been four thousand words a week, give or take), and I'm already at twenty-three thousand words. If this was a novel, I'm roughly a quarter of the way through already. I have no idea if this will be a novel or not. I just write until the story is finished, and this didn't feel like a full novel when I began. Maybe it will be, but I doubt it.
Still, I'm impressed with how quickly it's all going, and I'm super thrilled to feel like I haven't actually lost my writing mojo, for lack of a better term. Trying to get the previous project done was really sapping my will to live, let alone write, prompted, no doubt by the cascade of rejections that always comes from the whole querying process.
I'm happy it's going well.
It's been a while since I've felt like things have been going as well as they are. It's been ages since I felt like I was just careening headlong down the rocky road of life completely out of control. I don't have 'everything' together. But I'm feeling pretty good about life.
Speaking of writing, I really need to get stuck in to that now. I hope you're all very well. Have yourselves a brilliant day.