Speaking from personal experience (is there any other way?) the key to successful recovery from a life-changing problem is all down to setting up and maintaining a routine. I have yet to fully sort out my routine but because I have been working toward developing one, I am starting to get better. Life is starting to get better too and even though it has been less than two weeks since everything fell apart for me, I can now see there is a way to set things right again and move on with my life.
The bruises are still healing but time fixes everything, as they say. I’m on the road to recovery and if I maintain the routine I am developing, I will not only manage to pay the bills, get accounts in order and keep them in order but I will also manage to complete the 365 days of photography project without a missed photograph (it has been very hard to keep that going sometimes but now I’m near the end, being able to look back on the collection I’ve put together is fantastic) and I’ll also have two active YouTube channels to boot!
The routine is a fairly simple one. I get up around 7-7.30 am, read for a while in the bath while I wake up (a cup of tea helps with this), then read the Internet while I have breakfast. After that, I’ll either start on researching the articles I’m going to write or, if the light is good, I’ll record my videos. I record two videos each day; one is a topical comedy show with news and law thrown in for good measure, the other is a vlog.
Speaking of topical news shows, here is today’s. It’s both news and law but it’s mainly opinion.
If I’ve recorded, I edit the videos and set them to upload while I begin work on writing the articles. If I didn’t record yet, I write the articles. When I take a break from the articles (and I’ll need one because there’s only so much typing I can do in one sitting right now – my head is still not fully together) I either record and edit my videos then set them to upload while I finish work, or I watch videos on YouTube. At some point during all this, I have lunch with Jennifer.
This will usually take me all day to complete and I aim to finish around 6 in the evening but so far I’ve usually been finishing around 8 pm. Once I’m done, the evening is mine. I like to draw the next day’s comic in the evening while watching a film, listening to an audiobook or maybe listening to a podcast. It’s nice.
Then, once everything is done and the comic is uploaded, I settle down with Jennifer to watch a film, or maybe a couple of episodes of Doctor Who.
It’s a nice routine, and one I never thought I’d have. Routines used to bother me because I preferred to have a life where I did what I wanted, when I wanted. Now, I prefer some structure to my life because it keeps my head together. Maybe that’s the result of my life crashing down in pieces around me or maybe I just finally grew up. Who knows? I don’t.
Anyway, it’s about time I stopped writing now so I’ll leave you with today’s vlog and I’ll see you later!