We've transformed the basement into an exercise room. We removed all the furniture and we took the equipment out of the storage room and put it on hand. This way, I won't have to spend ten-fifteen minutes picking up dirty socks and blankets and toys and craft supplies and game controllers and moving furniture before exercising. I won't have to drag my weights out of the closest and then put them back in the closet. I quit my job at the gym teaching exercise classes to start graduate school and finish The Circe Apprenticeship. I'm also directing Challenge 3 and homeschooling three kids. But now I am quickly losing my health to the books. I spend hours doing mental work, so I desperately need exercise for some balance. I feel hopeful about this change, especially since we are going into winter when I'll need activity in leu of the oft absent sunshine.