My Saturdays are nothing if not predictable. Since I have shared many things with you all I felt it was appropriate to share with you what a typical Saturday is like in my world.
7:30 am: Wake up with a big smile on my face. It’s Saturday. Endless possibilities. So many things I can do, no requirements or mandates to do any of them. I promptly go to the computer and check out my morning news
9:00 am: My beautiful wife finally stirs from her seemingly endless slumber. We say our good mornings, she makes me a cup of wonderful coffee & proceeds to make the best breakfast I have had since last Sat.
10:30 am: After taking a shower & brushing my teeth I am ready to take on the world, which on a Saturday means watch College Gameday until the games start
Noon: By now I have gotten bored with watching college football and wonder, yet again, why I get so excited for something that only entertains me for a few hours. I come to the realization that half the day is almost over and I haven’t been that productive. I brush it aside with the knowledge that I still have the 2nd half of the day to get some writing done, complete some yard projects, get my work-out on, and work on my man-cave downstairs.
2:30 pm: I happen to look at my watch and realize that I have been sitting on my ass watching college football since noon. I curse myself, grab my laptop, and plop down in my man-cave to get some writing down
4:00 pm: My laptop remains off & sitting on my lap as I continue to watch college football while also thinking about all the things I want to do with my man-cave. Again the realization that the day is coming to an end scrolls across my mind, only this time I get a brief glimpse of the depression that is in my future if I fail to complete at least some of the things I had planned for today.
6:00 pm: My wife is almost finished with dinner and wants to watch a movie while we eat. I can no longer start any of the yard projects as I will not have any time to complete them. Also this crosses off working on the man-cave because what is the point of starting a project when we are soon going to be in there watching a movie? I could still get some writing completed or at the very least get my workout on so I will have an appetite for dinner.
6:30 pm: Dinner is ready. I have spent the last 30 minutes pondering upon what I was going to do before it was ready. On an unrelated note college football is playing in the background.
9:00 pm: The movie is over. The day is essentially over. I fall into a deep depression knowing that I have not accomplished a single thing for the entirety of the day. My wife grows tired with my depression and goes to bed soon after. I sit in the living room feeling sorry for myself. College football plays on the TV, I only half watch it.
11:00 pm: College football is no longer on TV. Within the next hour I have completed a project in my man-cave, and completed a couple of chapters on my WIP. I’m still partially in my depression but in the back of my mind I have hope that next Saturday will be different.
I’m still uncertain what it is the prevents me from getting work done. This is something that I think I will continue to struggle with for many more years. Or to be more accurate from August to January every year 🙂