Daily Prompt: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?
Midnight Mon Night: I should get to bed soon. I need to be at the college between 9 and 9:30 tomorrow morning.
Just a little more Pinterest time.
3 am: No, really I need to go to bed.
Are there any more likes, comments, followers on WordPress
3:30 am — headed to bed
7 am — alarm goes off
I can sleep til 8
7:59 — glance at clock
I can sleep til… Let’s see. I need to be at the college between 9 and 9:30, so I need to leave the apartment by 8:45…wait if I make it to the college by 9:30, then I don’t have to leave the apartment until 9:15. I can shower in 15 minutes and another 15 min to get ready and be out the door. Ok, I need to be up by 8:45.
I keep thinking “this will be the first post of my life of blogging every day!”
Unfortunately, that only lasts for about 4 days and then nothing for three weeks, then BLAM, back to blogging. I guess I could call blogging, my time of the month…much better definition for that phrase than the norm.
So until I start blogging more often, my followers will have to be satisfied by my phases of the moon.
I’d apologize, but as my favorite werewolf, Adam Hauptman from the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs would say, ” I don’t think an apology will do, Mercy. Because an apology implies that you wouldn’t do it again. And, under the circumstances, you wouldn’t do anything differently, would you?”
I’ve said before that I am a great procrastinator, to which some may wrongly think that I am lazy. I have worked 2-3 jobs at the same time for the majority of my adult life. In fact, the times where I have only had one job, I always feel like something is missing.
My students asked me the other day how many jobs I have had in my life. I honestly couldn’t answer the question. I really can’t remember all of them. So now I’ll try to search my memory warehouse for the facts.
Starting with the present and working backwards (more or less): Continue reading