On Monday, I started work early. 

On Tuesday, I worked late. 

On Wednesday, I started work early. 

Today is a mandatory fire drill and a not-mandatory-but-strongly-encouraged office gift exchange. 

Tomorrow is a half day, followed by the office holiday party. 

On Saturday, I have a day gig as a boom op for an independent film. 

On Sunday, I am scheduled to babysit. 

So it’s safe to say that this has not been a normal week for me. Unsurprisingly, my mental state has been a bit disrupted. In many ways, I’m sure this is a good thing to break me out of my routine, and I can’t dispute the fact that right now is a good time to be picking up as much overtime pay as I can. But it has interrupted my writing. Mostly, this is because I’ve been driving myself to work instead of riding the bus. If I drive to work, I can leave the house at the usual time in the morning, and arrive at the office an hour earlier- so it’s easy for me to do these early starts. The commute home takes the same amount of time whether it is by car or bus, but I lose out on my prime writing time. So I’m behind on all my writing projects: blog posts, Christmas letters, regular correspondence, creative writing, etc…

Not that I have much to write about either: work has been so busy with wall-to-wall payroll that there hasn’t been much time for introspection or daydreaming. More’s the pity, since my mind has been wound up in a state of generalized agitation that I haven’t been able to put a name to. The Good news is that I’ve had plenty of energy. The bad news is that even with all this energy I still haven’t managed to get anything done. So I am easily frustrated, and not very patient or sociable. 

Well, that’s where I’m at. 

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on December 14, 2017.

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