Of course, most of us writers are not fortunate enough to have landed a publishing contract that allows us to give up our full time jobs, so work takes up most of our time, leaving very little for writing as it is, but sometimes we want, or need, a break from writing too, so what do you do when you aren’t writing? I’d love to know!
Personally, I’m one of those with a full time job, and as it’s in the NHS it can be very intense, leaving little time for anything else.
But, on saying that, I some how manage to squeeze in a heck of a lot. Hence, the former title of this blog was ‘Day in the life of a busy gal’ (maybe I should have kept that title?).
Anyhoo, as well as writing I read, a lot, I’m just about to start my 14th book of 2018. If you are interested in what I’ve been reading this year you can add me on GoodReads and you can even follow me as an author there too.
I also do a lot of studying, I’m currently training to be a Pilates instructor (another of my many activities is attending Pilates classes), in addition to that I’m studying Management Accounting, as my current role involves a lot of financial work gaining a qualification to support my skills will be helpful for career advancement, and I’m one of those rare, sad, people that actually enjoys finance haha. I like to use Futurelearn for free courses, for fun – yes, I’m that sad I study for fun!
Crochet is another hobby I’ve picked up in the last year. I’ve always been creative in many ways, I draw, paint, sew and make things often, but one thing I can’t do is knit, so I was rather impressed that I taught myself how to crochet. I’ve not picked up my hook for a few weeks, but you can see some of my previous creations on my Facebook craft page (sock monkey’s galore as well as crochet!).
I’m not massively social, but I do enjoy spending time with family and friends, and supporting them in their activities, my partner is in a band Last Agony, and one of my best friends runs a weightloss group that I help out with (go give them a like!).
And what ‘busy gal’ wouldn’t be always looking out for the next challenge, or something new to try? Yeah, I love a challenge. So far this year I’ve already completed a daily Pilates challenge, a 5k run for the Stroke Association, and I’m currently doing a 50 mile race at your pace challenge for March, with plenty more ideas for the rest of the year.
Well, enough about me!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Do you have any suggestions of new challenges/things for me to try this year? 😊