Don’t Have Much To Do, Figured I’d Write To You

Hi, everybody!

As we hit the holiday season, work slows down. Life slows down a bit. My Pops is now quarantined due to possible COVID exposure, so we’re just one … happy family living with each other 24/7. Should be a fun experiment.

Oh, that reminds me, I need a new damn house or a rental. Really, anything. I’ll take anything right now. I miss my independence, not having to pay attention to how loud I’m being, & just overall having a bit more freedom. I can’t thank my parents enough for allowing me to stay at their place while I look for a new home.

So, slow days. What do you lot do on slow days? I’m thinking of doing some data-mining for work (thrilling), reading a book, & I really need to check if a soccer match is on today. Also, I have my second & third job to attend to later this afternoon. Someone’s a boxing coach again! Can ya guess who it is?

On slow days, I find it best mentally to not stress yourself out with the amount of time you have on your hands. Do what you want to do. Maybe set a couple goals for the day, but if you’re struggling mentally, don’t ram your head into a brick wall if you don’t get everything done. There’s always another slow day coming your way.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.

Rescheduling

This week was a shitstorm, and it could’ve been handled much, much better. How? Well, by not procrastinating on every little & big thing. Outside of work, I waited last minute, sometimes asking for an extension on deadlines, on everything. GRE? Rescheduled. Another house showing? Rescheduled. Halloween? Rescheduled (till next year). I just didn’t have it in me this week, but each night before bed I told myself I’d be better the next day. I wasn’t. It just kept coming. Compounding my misery each & every new morning, making the mountain feel too tall to climb.

Yet here I am, at the end of the week on a Sunday scrambling to get everything done. And guess what? I did it. Proper forms over to the lender, test rescheduled (yes, yes, I know – just do it. I WILL!), bills paid, credit card handled, stuff moved into storage, & I still have time for a couple drinks with a few old best friends.

What’s the lesson here? Well, if you can avoid fucking yourself over with procrastination, do that. If not, realize that life isn’t over because you didn’t pay your citation on time or didn’t get the laundry done today. Adapt when needed. Grow from that change.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.

Balance & Other Thoughts

If you’re anything like me, you work yourself down to the bone. I mean even today is a good example. It’s 5 PM CST & I haven’t given myself a moment to take a bite of anything outside a few ripe cherry tomatoes in the backyard garden.

But days like today are good. You just need to make sure you give yourself days that aren’t like this. If you can do both, well, I think you’re on the right track. At least that’s what I’ve been told by 10-15 therapists.

Balance takes place in many aspects of our lives, whether it’s work, love, friendship, traveling – really anything.

My father always told me one thing, well two. I’ve listened to him, but haven’t done the best in acting like him after listening if I have to admit.

  1. Don’t fall into debt
  2. Too much of one thing isn’t a good thing (cough, cough… balance)

Yeah, he ripped it off from Twain, I know. It’s still better to hear those words from your father than it is to hear it from good ol’ Twain.

So you might be asking yourself, “Well hey now, you just told us that you worked yourself too hard today & doesn’t that mean you don’t have balance?” WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT? I’m here, writing, and this is something I love. This isn’t work. This is that balance.

Thanks for reading, really any of you out there. It means quite a bit to me. I sometimes start writing & have no clue what I’m going to write.
Example A: What you just read.

I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.