So I thought I should mention how I'm doing with regards to escaping the rut I recently discovered myself to be in.
Basically, it's going well. I'm getting out more, and meeting some lovely people at a church group I joined. I'm starting to get back into reading, which basically stopped at the beginning of the year when things went pear-shaped.
I'm probably going to start painting this weekend if the light's okay. (It's very dark at the moment because of the rain.)
I'm hopefully going to find a new vocal coach so that I can continue my singing education.
The wonderful thing about all of this is that it's actually helping me recover from earlier this year much faster. I'd thought at the time that resting and not exposing myself to more exhaustion or stress would be the better way to get through the difficult time I had with my publisher. But the truth is, I'm only now starting to feel like I'm moving on, and I think most of it is because of me getting out there and seeing new places, exploring new foods (no carbs, which means I actually have a lot more energy) and doing things I love that I haven't gotten to in months.
So here's to doing more of those and having a fuller life.
Anyone else working on escaping a rut you're in? How's it going?