Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bold lead-ins

Blatant self-pity: I simply cannot believe how much time I've spent in this office chair today*. I always think it's just a "busy week," but I'm coming to realize it's been a couple of years since I had a week that wasn't pretty much like this. (And I usually work on the weekends, too.)

Sobering perspective: When you're supporting your family on a freelance income, the only thing worse than having too much to do is having too little.

Healthy goal: Still, it would be great if I could find a way to swing Sundays off on a regular basis.

Perpetual stumper: Where did the time to train for the Ironman even come from?

* Self-pitying footnote: 14 hours and counting, minus food and bathroom breaks.


  1. Tenure-stream prof has better job security and benefits (I do not have the nerve for freelance income stream!), but the effect of constant work and no weekends is fairly similar. Sundays off would be fantastic! Might be that this is reason enough to always have a marathon or half-ironman on the boil - so as to have a long morning of training one weekend day that necessitates pleasant brain-fog for rest of day.

  2. Entropy is time's arrow. I figure if we beat entropy back, we can slow down time.