Do you like my title? It's an homage to "Dancing in the Dark" by Dev. It's also literal. I have most of the lights off because I was at the optometrist this evening and he dilated my pupils. For most people, this gets done every couple of appointments. For me, it gets done every time. My retina is really thin in my right eye so they have to check and make sure it's not torn or damaged every time I come in. The result? My eyes feel like they're a little too big for my eye sockets and typing is slightly difficult. I just want to shut my eyes and go to sleep, but there's too much to do. Also, it's only 7:30 in the evening, and as much as I love sleep, going to bed now would make me feel a little sad.
Instead, I'm staying awake, writing (and dancing) in the dark. I've managed to keep my new year's resolutions so far, now twenty three days in. This Friday will mark the fourth Friday in a row that I've submitted a piece of writing and I'm excited about that. I didn't do as much work as I would have liked to on my novel on Monday evening, but other than that I'm feeling pretty good. It's definitely a little more difficult now that I work full time, regular hours. I know, you'd think it'd be easier having a set schedule, but when you don't know when you'll get more time to write, you tend to take advantage of whatever time you can get. With this job, I know exactly how much time I have every day. It takes the urgency out of it just a little. It'll be an interesting adjustment, but I think in the long run it'll be for the best.
I leave you now with Dancing in the Dark. The video is stupid but the song is infectious. Enjoy!