The three stories high house with its red-brick façade, dark windows and large, walled –in garden didn’t look out of place in the neighborhood. The elemental magic based wards I sensed beneath the ordinary looking surface told me otherwise.
– from Daughter of the Dark
My awesome editor has crawled out from the pile of life and deadlines and sent me the line edits that I have been patiently waiting for. It has been a long wait for them, but I needed the break.
Anyway. This means that Vanished is put aside for the next week or so while I do the line edits. ( I am going to do two passes : One cleaning up formatting errors and one fixing any comments that is left afterwards.)
This means that I am one step closer to releasing Daughter of the Dark. It might even be when I had originally intended to release it last year. That said, this time I am going to take time. I am going to make a plan for promotion, to send it to reviewers and so on.
But it will be worth the wait. It is going to be so good!
Anyway. Now I am off to make dinner.
Earlier today I had the annual evaluation meeting with the chief nurse who is technically my boss. It went fine. Until the end when he asked if did any exercised. I told him I did yoga at home. He told me I should walk more.
I wasn’t annoyed when I left the meeting, but the more I thought about it the more pissed off I became. I know that he was trying to being helpful, since he is one of those guys that runs or bikes the 10 km to work everyday. I live too far away to do that. ( And my limit for walking to work is 3 km. Or so.)
I am the first to admit that before I began doing yoga, I was a bit skeptical, since I couldn’t see how it could be effective. Turns out that it is effective enough that I am noticing a difference both when it comes to how fit I am, but also how flexible my leg is. The fact that the yoga is low-key and something I can do when I have time, is making me more likely to keep on exercising. Which is the important thing.
Anyway. The point of this is that no matter if you are dancing like mad while dusting or walking the dog or swimming or running around getting everything done, you are exercising, so go you! And that is what counts. Gyms are good, but it isn’t the only thing. If you look at Runkeeper, Fitbit etc you will see that they count a lot of things as exercising. Some of them might surprise you!
And if you are not exercising.. that is ok too. Cause what is important is that you are happy. 🙂