Checking In

When this started as an experiment I was hoping it would spark some sort of creativity and help me finish a couple projects I have been working on. It has not. I do not think that is an issue of the experiment but more an issue of how my days have filled up. Between the business returning to normal, having three children, and other things I want to do there isn’t a lot of time left in the day. If I weren’t writing this right now I would already be in bed.

The point of free writing is to hit that line or phrase that makes you stop and process it away. I don’t think that has happened and if it has I immediately turn one of these experiments into something more substantial. If you have read one of these posts and thought, no way he wrote that in ten minutes, then I probably didn’t.

I have been surprised at how much I can write in ten minutes. Especially if I get in a good zone and don’t hit too many typing errors while going. Or a moment like I just had where my mind completely blanks and I have no idea what else to write.

Another problem is lost time. The time that is spent doing nothing during the day and doesn’t get accounted for. You know the time when you pick up your phone to do something, end up on social media, and then 30 minutes later ask yourself why you have your phone in your hand. That happens multiple times during the day to me, and I never know why I have my phone in my hand.

Thanks to listening to audiobooks I know how much time I spend in my car each day and today I was in my car for four hours and 45 minutes. That is a lot of time. Too much time. I didn’t have that many visits today. I was really bad at getting places and I don’t know why. I don’t understand what I was doing. I don’t know why it took me that long to get from place to place or I do know.

I took on a few visits I shouldn’t have and agreed to go into some territories that are too far from my home. I am starting to think the hiring shortage might have hit our business. I do not think the issue is the unemployment like other people do. We used to get a ton of applications and while we have still gotten a good number of them it has dwindled and things could get bad if we don’t get a couple more people by September.

It makes me worry but it won’t be a big deal. Things have a way of working out. I know what we need to do no matter what happens and I can make it work. We just need to keep moving forward. Like I do with this experiment. Keep moving forward and see where it takes me, and hope it is further than eight readers a night.

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