It's not that I don't like my job(s). I really do. It's just that I am finding that I like other things better. I had an idea for a website this morning while brushing my teeth. I think it could be something kind of special. The problem is that I'm already doing too much. I work eight hours for one job, then anywhere from four to six hours for the other job. Add to that the hour commute and the hour (combined) walks for my dog? That's approximately 14-16 hours of my day gone. Factor in sleep and the idea that I would ever think of starting a website is absurd. That doesn't include weekends. Weekends end up being for errands or trips out of town to see family. This weekend, we have a recording session and that will take literally all day.
Most of the time I have to email myself reminders of things to do for my personal business items. Even for my personal finance options. I have countless lists of things like "switch the AT&T bill from debit to rewards card" or “create Twitter for website #1”, or “wrap Dad’s Xmas gift before M gets into town”. If I don't make lists I will forget countless little things. Both of my jobs require 100% concentration.
So I sit here, scrambling on my breaks to get down all of the thoughts swirling around in my head about this blog, about the other website. About Ctrl+C’s podcast. About the podcast I want to do on my own.
Here’s my To Do List:
Blog for podcast
Blog idea brainstorm
Secondary website—map out and build
Give dog medicine—call vet about PT for leg issue
Get all stuff for Mom in the “return to Mom” bag
Xmas gifts for the rest of fam (7 people)
Work on budget
Get with leasing office about renewing lease
See about phone upgrade for work OR screen crack repair
Go to comic shop for new releases
Read the damn comics
Bake for podcast recording
Finish grocery shopping for podcast recording
Make appt to get oil changed
Return stuff to Amazon
Get a haircut
I think that’s the whole list. Those are the things I feel like I want to do in the next few days. Hopefully, I will be able to get the majority of it done but I may say fuck it all and do nothing. Yeah, nothing sounds good.
What's on your to-do list?