Kleene Star (kleenestar) wrote,
Kleene Star

  • Mood:

Opera and Anxiety

My downstairs neighbor is rehearsing for The Marriage of Figaro; I'm getting a little private opera show through the floor. I love to listen to her sing!

I just had a really bad attack of the "oh my god my ideas are horrible and why am I so lazy and I totally suck"s. On the bright side, I'm learning to deal with these attacks better: 45 minutes in bed with a kitty and a good book has helped me see that it might take a few years for me to do truly groundbreaking research, and that it's okay if there are other people working in my field with me. I like to have peers. I just sometimes wish my peers weren't so damn smart. :)

I've found, by the way, that there are few problems that 45 minutes in bed with a kitty and a good book won't solve. It's the Swiss Army Knife of my emotional life!

Also on the bright side, I've just written the first draft of a new poem - my first in nearly a year - and I think it's going to be quite beautiful.

Only 5,000 words left to write on the RPG project; then I move into Super Queen Editor mode!!

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