Wonder how this thing works? I think I can type something into it and people are able to read it. From what I hear, you can can convey thoughts and ideas and people will read them and respond to them. Guess I can give that a go and see how it works!
If I ever wondered if I was a creature of habit, the last 6 months or so (perhaps longer) have really shown that is exactly the kind of person that I am. Years ago, I couldn’t go more than a few days without posting something on the site without feeling like something was wrong. Hell, there was a time where I was doing a 30-minute daily podcast on sports and gaming. I can’t even imagine having the time to do something like that now, but can’t help but to look back on it in awe of what I was able to motivate myself to do when I had kids that are so much younger than they are now.
Now, between work and kids and trying to make some time for myself, it just seems like the day evaporates before you can unpack the list of things that you would like to do.
Just for an example, and this day isn’t much like any other, but here’s what happened yesterday. I got the kids ready for school in the morning, went to work, came home, took my oldest girl to soccer practice, then came back home to get the kids ready for bed. By the time all of that was done, it was already 9:00-something. I watched a TV show for a bit, watched a bit of the World Baseball Classic and when I looked up, it was 11:45 and I was beat.
None of this is a “Woe is me” type of sentiment, but it strikes me that I just need to really start dedicating time to things. If that strikes you as something that EVERYONE should be doing, that is the truth, but it is something that I’ve never really been able to do for any consistent period in my life. I guess the only exception to that would be as it relates to gaming and if I had to venture a guess, I would say that I have an addictive personality that pairs quite badly with my ADHD, with a pinch of OCD thrown in just for fun. That combination makes it a bit tricky to stick with things, but still make time for other items of value in my life.
Thankfully, my kids schedules (as they get more hectic) are forcing me to try and allocate time a bit more carefully. Eventually, it might even get me to start dedicating time to things like this again. Hope spring’s eternal, right?