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December 25th, 2006
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Writing; Thanksgiving; Christmas

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Date:December 27th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
Interesting idea to swap your bedroom and office. I guess the main reason this would not be the default configuration is because of the reduction in privacy due to having your bedroom in an open area, but since you live alone it doesn't seem like it should matter. Is there any reason you decided to do it besides variety?

Having a plan that extends beyond 10 years: This is something that's been nagging at me for a long time, but I still haven't totally faced up to it yet. I wonder if turning 30 in a month is an appropriate milestone for trying to get more serious about it.
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Date:December 27th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
There are actually very, very good reasons to swap the two rooms, although not ones that would have occurred to me until living there for some time. First, upstairs is hotter, year-round, and I strongly prefer to sleep where it's warm. Extra heat doesn't seem particularly beneficial for an office, either.

In addition, because the office is up a flight of stairs I end up not using it as often as I would if it were on the same floor. It's too much of a hassle to go there, bring stuff (a meal, Eris) up there and have to go back down if there's anything else I need to do. But I don't think I would feel any resistance to going upstairs once a day to go to sleep, and if I did, hey, I've slept on the couch before and it didn't kill me.

As far as very long-term plans, I think it's important to recognize the limitations. For example, I think it's reasonable and almost necessary to pick a general geographic area in which I plan to live, but I'm not going to attempt to choose a particular city at this point. Of course, your parents seem to feel no particular need to stay in one place for more than a few years, so not only the answers but even the questions need to be personalized. If you stop and think, though, I think it will be pretty obvious which questions you need answered now and which you can figure out as they happen.
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