Archive for Life Updates

Status update

Status update for my first week of being on leave from day job: Feeling a little more relaxed already. Getting more sleep than usual, though that may be related to going to sleep earlier than usual. I made a list of things to do every day—some of them are ongoing long-term open-ended things, like piano […]

Some assorted life updates

Learning Piano: Have made significant progress recently. Pleasing. Continuing to get noticeably better. Currently doing the “Slash chords” course in Simply Piano, which is less scary than it sounded. Duolingo: 43 consecutive days (except for one day that I missed but they gave me a streak freeze). Getting noticeably better there too. Who knew that […]

Long day

Had an early-by-my-standards meeting this morning, so of course I stayed up too late last night and then woke up extra-early this morning after too little sleep. I attended or watched five hour-long meetings or presentations today. Four of those were for work. (The other one was Apple’s new-Mac announcement.) I actively participated in three […]

Stuff I’ve been up to lately

Here are some things I’ve done lately, in no particular order. (I wrote most of this a week and a half ago, but failed to finish and post it, so have now updated it.) About a third of these items are things that I want to write full posts about, but it seems unlikely that […]

What I’ve been doing lately

Assorted abbreviated notes on some things I’ve been up to lately: Formatting the ebook version of Cyrano de Bergerac. Done with Act 3, started Act 4. Writing an intro for this coming week’s special issue of Strange Horizons, about chosen families. Sewing a headband, and working on how best to improve the way that my […]

Stuff I did yesterday

Here are today’s assorted minor news and notes from me. (Written and posted on Facebook on Monday, 4 May; posted here in my blog on Tuesday, 5 May.) I mowed my front lawn for the first time in, oh, 9 or 10 years, I think. (I usually pay gardeners to do that once a week, […]

How things are with me

Time, I think, for another status update about how things are in my life these days. My big news is that the first Constellation Press book, an ebook edition of Samuel R. Delany’s 1979 memoir Heavenly Breakfast, is finally published, available for $4.99 from the Kindle Store and the Apple Books Store. I need to […]

Productive but stressful

Today was complicated. (Wrote this post late Wednesday night, posted it Thursday morning. In this post, today means Wednesday.) On the one hand, I was super anxious. Higher anxiety levels than I’ve had in a long time. I wouldn’t call it a panic attack exactly, but very very stressful. On the other hand—partly because of […]

State of the Jed

Things with me have been a little weird lately. I guess the main thing is that I’m having even stronger avoidance reactions than usual. It seems to me to be pretty clearly an anxiety thing, but most of the time I’m not experiencing it as the usual consciously evident fear/anxiety (though there’s been some of […]

Productive but anxious weekend

This weekend, I started off with a goal of dealing with at least three of the four or so highest-priority anxiety-inducing things I was avoiding dealing with. I ended up dealing with only two of them. (And not dealing with the most important one, a day-job thing that’s now very late and that I really […]