I haven’t posted since April. I started working at a call center in June, just in time for me to get health insurance. Let me share the updates I’ve had with you guys.
Once I completed training, I got split days off (Sunday and Wednesday) and started working 9-5 every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. But I found that something curious happened, that I think I’ve seen people on Twitter say before.
I’d get home at 6 PM, have my evening shower, and then I’d have roughly 3-4 hours before I’d have to hit the sack again in order to wake up at 6:30 AM to have my morning shower, eat breakfast, and get to work early. I had a limited window of time on every workday to actually get things done for my book and for TapestrY.
Time is not fungible, because it’s made of every moment… and it’s up to us to either squander these moments or make the most of them.
My job as a Call Center Representative doesn’t have me bring any of my work home. I don’t have “adult homework,” which is a Godsend. But I had a choice I had to make every evening.
Besides having to make & eat dinner, and sleep, I could do what I wished for roughly two hours a day. And the choice there was between idly passing time playing videogames or watching Netflix, or writing.
And on a consistent basis, I chose writing.
I discovered that writing at least 2-5 pages a day, 6 days a week, brought my writing up several levels. And I noticed that I really preferred spending time writing to playing. So after making the choice to write consistently for 8 weeks, I finished the 4th draft of my book, and started a new campaign for my RPG.
I found that my entry-level customer service job taught me one of humanity’s greatest superpowers: patience. Patience, and consistency.
We only have a limited amount of time to live on this earth. Time is our most precious resource. If you lose $1,000, you can get another $1,000 to replace it since money is fungible. But if you waste 3 years, you’re not getting those 3 years back. Time is not fungible, because it’s made of every moment that we’re awake and alive. And it’s up to us to either squander these moments or make the most of them.
I’ll be posting more about this in the coming weeks, but I feel more alive than I’ve ever been. This feeling is scary, but also exhilarating.
The one thing I’d been lacking with regards to bettering my writing, my game design, my health, my wealth, and other aspects of my life was consistency. And now, I have it. And I’m running with it. I feel like I’m finally awake after these three years of being unemployed, of being asleep.
If you see this, and you read what I wrote to the end, thank you. I appreciate you. I hope you stay with my blog because I’ll be posting once a week, on either Sunday or Wednesday.