Time flies. When I look at my clock and see Sunday, I feel like I blink and it becomes Tuesday.
I thought I would post a bit of a ‘life update’. As some readers know, I try to write a small prompt every day, while working on longer short stories come the weekend. Over the past couple of weeks, I have become incredibly busy. Even on days that are a bit slower, I find myself thinking so much about the future, and what I must do (tomorrow, the day after, next week) that by the time I can slow down and think a bit, it’s 10:00PM and all I want to do is curl up in bed and get some rest.
I’ve spent the majority of my day looking for work, and for anyone who is familiar with a job search you know just how taxing it can be. Every job needs a new resume, and a cover letter that reflects said resume. This in itself can take upwards of a couple of hours, just to apply for one job. Do 5 a day, and you’re exhausted. I always throw an hour or so in there for myself to give my brain a break, and hit the gym.
Now that I have found work, I moved into phase 2. I registered for my future career, something I intend to do for the next 30 years. I’ve spent 15+ years trying to figure out what that was! Now that I have it sorted… I got wait listed. Waitlisted for one year. So, I decided to take something else while I wait. I will be completing two trades, with a couple of weeks of over lap. Three hours a day on the bus to campus, 8 hours of work, 1 hour of gym, 3-4 hours of homework, and somewhere in there I will be working at the job I just landed.
All of this was quite taxing on my brain, keeping me up at night, making decisions, filing paper work and taking assessment tests. The last thing on my mind, was writing.
Over the next several months, there may only be one small story a week. I would love to continue to write every day, but I simply do not have the time. For me, thinking of a 500 word short story every day, takes time. What only takes 15 minutes to write and revise, sometimes takes an hour of planning.
I hope all of you are well, are having continued success with your blogs and life, and I will do my best to continue posting when I can.