My how time flies when you have to work *Argh*. Here I was, becoming a happy little blogger and putting up stuff regularly. Then I went back to work after 18 months of doing other stuff. And Bam! No time or, truthfully, energy after a long day at the computer, to think of something worthwhile to say.
I’ve been back at work for a month and it has flown. The job is interesting and the people are great. Bonus I say. But it feels like my life is slipping away. I don’t have the energy to work on my book when I get home at night. After all, I’m a lark – get up early, go to bed early. By 3pm I’m done thinking. When I’m writing I do my best work first thing in the morning and by lunchtime I’m done for the day.
Of course work is till at least 4pm. So how to get over the doldrums that begin at 3pm. Of course having meetings at this time is OK – better to listen and take in information than try to make something productive. I can even speak relatively well at this time – just as long as I know my stuff. Otherwise I’ve learned to stay quiet.
‘Oh yeah!,’ I hear some of you say. But true. I can keep the trap shut. My mouth was getting stretched from my two size 6 feet in there all the time. Finally learned my lesson – and OK – it took a few years.
When you are doing your own thing, not at the mercy of work deadlines and specific requirements, days go pretty fast but most things are fun or directly related to staying alive i.e. grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning. Now all these things are still required but fitted into a few hours after 5pm or on weekends. *Grumble.*
Yes, I’m getting to be an old grump. But if I’m going to grump about stuff, at least I can write about it with clarity and make appropriate and logical arguments for why I’m grumpy.
So, another post. Not one I think has any merit with the exception that it makes me feel better that a) I’ve posted and b) I’ve gotten over the grumps by doing so.
Adios for today.