In case you’ve been wondering about my silence, I wanted to let you know I’m still around. I’m even writing from time to time but my art has been pushed to the side. In fact, if you wanted to buy an item from my Etsy shop @ShelbyBoydeArt you wouldn’t be able to do it. You will simply be informed I am on “vacation.”
I have mentioned many times in my posts about life interfering with whatever plans I have to get my work done. No surprise, I’m about to share the same news. My husband and I will be moving in a couple months (we actually don’t have a set date) to start the next chapter of our life. As much as I love writing the chapters in my novels, the real world chapters are slightly more important.
With a long distance move (about a 9 hour drive) in our future a lot of things have been put on hold while other tasks are popping up. Packing, cleaning, fixing, sorting, etc. This is a big time for us to offically enter the universe which people call the “real world.” I mean, we own a house and pay bills, but our current situation is slightly outside what would be considered normal.
The life of him being a student is about to be replaced with the life of him being a professor. While I will…well, not much will change for me once we get through the move. So this whole thing is affecting him more than me. I’ll simply be able to get back to my usual days while my hubby has to change up his daily routines. The only interference I’m experiencing is a temporary pause in my work. I’m obviously getting the better end of this deal.
Anyway, back to the main point I wanted to focus on.
While we are in the process of packing and updating our plans things are going to function a little differently in my world. I won’t be able to write a whole lot and all of my art supplies have been packed away. Since I like to create unnecessary stress, I already know I will have to take a bit of me time away from packing so I can relax. I might even work on a story I thought up. There’s only one catch: What I’m working on isn’t a novel I plan to publish. No, the bits I’m working on now are for a fun manga idea I thought up one, random night. I want to focus on this fun project to help relieve the stress of moving. It’s a bit selfish and it also means I might lose any chance I have to make a few extra dollars, but when life happens all we can do is shut up and deal with it.
Now it’s time for me to get my day started and pack away more junk. If/when I finish writing and designing my manga I might feature the story on this blog. I haven’t chosen the offical way I plan to release the pages, but keep your eyes open for updates!
What’s the farthest distance you’ve ever had to move? Any helpful tips?