If you had to switch professions tomorrow and could do anything you wanted, what would you choose?
I would probably choose archaeology. Not of Egyptian culture, as is so prevalent, but of medieval European culture–mainly England and Scotland. Maybe a bit of Ireland, too.
I used to watch a British show that followed archaeologists around Britain. It was fascinating! I love how they could pick up a shard from a plate or a jug and know the provenance.
After watching this for a while (and feeling jealous!) I decided I didn’t need to be an actual archaeologist to learn the history. And that’s what I wanted: to know history.
Not just dates, but how people lived from day-to-day. That’s where the magic is for me.
That may be why I write stories set in the Middle Ages in my alternate life. I like people to get along so I write romances, stories that tell of the daily events that lead up to love. It’s more fun that they are wearing gowns and tunics!
In our society, a lack of sleep seems to have become a status symbol. I don’t understand it, but have fallen into that trap.
“I slept only three hours last night” with the implied, “Look how fabulous I am/how hard I can work while sleep-deprived.”
I sleep an average of seven-and-a-half hours a night. Less than that and I’m tired all day (not a caffeine-drinker)-more than that and I walk around like I’m on cold medicine. You know that ‘my head is tethered to my neck only by a thin string’ feeling? That’s me if I sleep for too long.
Tell me how you slept last night. No judgments. I promise.