1. Anticipating a major career change is much more stressful than making the actual leap.
2. A short haircut may be in my future, as clearly I am going to wear my long hair in a ponytail every single day (and really, what’s the point of that?).
3. Having writing work now does not mean I won’t lie awake at night worrying that I won’t have work later.
4. Mascara will no longer play a featured role in my morning beauty routine. Lipstick still will.
5. I will need to ramp up the exercise program to balance the effects of daily afternoon tea and lemon biscotti.
6. Cleaning the bathtub grout is highly enticing when facing a major writing assignment.
7. I still have trouble defining myself as a Writer – evidenced by the fact that I called myself a “stay-at-home writer” when chatting with my sister on the phone this week (“What the heck does that mean? Call yourself what you are – a writer,” she said. Duly noted.).
8. I need to allow myself a half-hour of transition between writing and the time the kids get home from school so I can act like a human being rather than a zombie.
9. Email, TweetDeck, Facebook and the Internet need to be entirely shut off (not merely minimized) for any real productivity to occur.
10. There is no better feeling than finishing a day of writing and thinking, “I get to do this all over again tomorrow!”
Ok, your turn…tell me 3 (or 10!) things you learned this week!