I never thought that I would be nervous about the transitioning of seasons…
But right now I am rather paranoid about my work ethic as the outdoor air temperature changes.
This might sound like a very strange concern to have. It’s probably even stranger when you consider the fact that I work indoors. I don’t honestly have to endure the discomfort or challenges of working in an outdoor climate. For me, the concern is a lot more nuanced than that. You see, I am a professional writer for my career. For the past several months I have been hunkered down in my ice cold house, relying on a gas powered fireplace in my office to stay warm. I realized a long time ago that it is not financially feasible to operate the central heating system when I am the only body in the house. It’s extremely costly to run a forced air furnace with the intention of managing the indoor air temperature in every room, as you only reside in one of them. As such, my gas powered fireplace has been my savior. It has cut down on my energy bills exponentially. The fireplace has been an excellent source of heat directly where I need the temperature modification to happen. And, most importantly, I realized that the background sound of the gas powered fireplace has been a catalyst for my creativity. Now… Summer is upon us and I am very concerned about working without the fireplace white noise. The first time I tried to write an article without my heating system running in the background, I got nowhere. I might not be a real writer without my fireplace.