There are times in life when you realize you just don’t have the time, energy or perhaps the ability to do all the things you want to do. This is one such time for me. It’s the new year and like many people, I have made resolutions about getting healthier, accomplishing goals, being better human beings, etc. My goals were mostly writing-centric with a side order of exercising more. However, I started a new job on Tuesday. Yay, me!
The new job is amazing. I love the company, my fellow employees, my benefits packages is astoundingly great, our cafeteria has tasty, healthy food choices at quite reasonable prices, it’s not a bad commute and they love me as much as I dig them. Yes, all is well on the employment front except when I get home I’m too pooped to do all that writing and dog training I had planned.
Now before one of you brilliant people tells me simply get up an hour or two earlier in the morning and do my writing then, let me tell you that I am just not a morning person. Yes, I can get myself out of bed, get showered, dressed and presentable, but please don’t think my brain is engaged at any time prior to about 9 am. Seriously. Getting up earlier would simply make it necessary to take a nap at about 2 pm. And I doubt my new boss would approve. Although we do have a ‘quiet room’ at work…
I’m counting on the fact that this is just my first week and that I’ll soon be in the swing of things and have more energy. I betting on it. I refuse to give up my goals simply because I’m tired. I may not be Wonder Woman* (I always thought she was a weird superhero in a dumb costume anyway – give me Storm or Kitty Pryde from the X-Men!) but I can handle this problem. My first month of 2012 may not be all I’d planned on the content creation front, but I will find a solution. Either I adapt and writing at night is once again a regular occurrence or I’ll figure out how to be more productive on my weekends.
* Sorry, Wonder Woman. Reading through your ‘bio’, I realize it was probably all the fault of Lynda Carter and that goofy 1970s TV show.