I think I need to start living a little more bohemian, a little more indie. I need to start living the sort of life that I idealise, rather than just dream about it all the time. Mind you, I think I have made this promise to myself (and maybe even on my blog) several thousand times and I always end up perpetually bored.
I'm probably going to start with the way I dress. I am going to wear what I want, when I want (minding of course, a few exceptions like work uniform) and if people don't like it they can get stuffed. I am sick of buying all these gorgeous dresses and skirts, and then being too scared to wear them out because I'm worried I will be overdressed. What a waste!
Then I might give the way I spend my free time a bit of a make over. I sit around on the computer a lot, and it's really dumb because I'm actually not doing anything productive. That time that I spend fooling myself into pretending I am busy would be much better spent writing. (And typing "I suck" into a word document and then deleting it does not count.) I need to start handwriting my stuff anyway because I buy/ get given all these beautiful journals and mostly I just fill them with teenaged ramblings about how bored I am. (Or how boring, maybe.)
I need to get out of the house more. Go on bike rides, take photos, write sitting on a park bench somewhere.
I need to give myself the kind of life I tend to give the characters I write about. Coffee in Freo, shopping at markets etc etc...
Perhaps I'll call it research?