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Day 20: Step Outside

There are not many downsides to living in one’s head all the time.  Balancing the different elements of one’s life–friends, family, work, fiction–can be a challenge, but all in all, the payoffs are worth it IMHO.

I have come across one thing I miss: spending more time outside.  When I first joined the Navy, I worked as an aviation electrician’s mate (this was before I got picked up to be a pilot).  This meant I spent tons of time out of doors, and that was one of my favorite parts of the job.

But I am starting to see a trend here with writing fiction, especially if I am ever fortunate enough to be able to do it full time.  I have this image of myself, several years older, emerging from the dark cavern of my office, pale-skinned, eyes round and white like teacup saucers, after having written fiction for three days straight.  Sunshine?  What’s that?

So I’m taking a breather this afternoon.  Maybe I’ll go outside, live in the sun for a few hours.  Who knows what might happen?  The sky’s the limit!

And what kind of music best captures that ray of sunshine optimism, the best anthem for stepping out a bit?  How ’bout a little shot of Britpop for starters.  Anyhoo, enjoy this video, and I hope, wherever you are, you’re having a blast!!!