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Working from home is the dream for lots of people, certainly for me, but only because I want to be a full-time writer.  However, as many are discovering during this pandemic, working from home isn’t as easy you think.

Honestly, I prefer it, but have one issue – I haven’t worked out the best place to work yet. 

I tried the conservatory because that’s where I write, where my desk is. Most of my writing is done of an afternoon/evening, when I start work at 8am, the sun flows directly in. That sounds great, but means it’s too bright and I got a lot of headaches working there all day. I also found that the work-work impression now on the place has hampered my creativity, which isn’t good.

This week I’ve been working in the spare bedroom, but too small for a proper desk, so I’ve been using two overchair/laptop tables, as they are single-leg support they aren’t the safest for computer equipment – they wobble! Also, it means sitting on a bed.  I have a bad back and trust me, that’s not comfortable for all day working.

So, I’ve brought a console table for laptop and monitor and I’m going to rearrange the cushions to see if I can make it more comfortable. 

Hubby suggested I work in the campervan, after all it has an electrical supply and privicy, only that’s our leisure space. I love writing in the van, I don’t want to ‘infect’ it with the day job. 

This weekend I’m going to try making curtains for the conservatory, that may allow me to work in there again, then I can write in the living room without headaches or backache of an evening. 

I will find a working location, it may just take a few attempts.

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A Month

Since being starting this blog, I have been taking vitamin supplements every day (though not as much of the Brewers Yeast as I should), and I am feeling better.  I’ve noticed a number of physical changes too.

Firstly, my skin has improved. I’ve been having lumps like acne, but not acne, all over my face, but that’s cleared up a lot, still there, but getting better.  Also my skin is actually less dry than it used to be too, mostly because I’m drinking a lot of water every day.

I’m not getting half of the headaches that I used to get.  Nor half the dry aching eyes. Yes, I’ve been in the computer less for the first couple of weeks, but that changed a few days ago because I need to get book four written.  So, I’ve been working it like I was a full-time writer. Getting up in the mornings and going to my desk and working seven hours (breaks allowed), but it’s been easier on my eyes. More natural light and no air conditioning.  Also having two hours less having to watch and concentrate on the road is helping a lot.

Finally, one bit of good news, after 30 days straight, my period is over! I was warned because of the medication I was on that long bleeding might happen, but I’m just glad it’s over.

The point is, I’m feeling a lot more positive now, and I’m reasonably sure that taking the supplements is working for me.

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