Wednesdays are a big day for me, at least when it comes to writing, as it’s really the only day off that I have to be able to take the time to do so. You see, for the last few months I have been working three jobs, and it leaves me with little downtime. As tiring as it can be, I like to be busy, which is why I chose to do this as well on my only day off. I could take the time to do just about anything out there, catch up on old television shows, start a hobby, or any other number of activities, yet instead, here I am sharing my thoughts with the world. I blame my attention deficit, where I simply can’t sit there doing nothing, I always need either some form of input or output to feel that I’ve actually done something with my time.
I guess I should talk about what that time consumption outside of working is first. Well, I work as a writer, in a kitchen, and in retail. All three can be extremely boring, yet extremely engaging at the same time. The kitchen work is fairly straightforward, I do an afternoon three days a week, where I go in, do a bunch of prep work, operate a grill over the lunch hour, and then clock out. It’s an easy hundred dollars in my pocket every week which I get to use as my general spending money, which is all well and good.
The writing job is pretty great too, as it’s something I’ve been doing for most of my life, and allows me to set my own schedule. There are times when it feels like I have no time to do so, and other times where I realize that I have allowed myself get distracted for way too long and got nearly nothing done over the span of hours, which should have been enough time to completely finish whatever project I was working on at the time. Yet when I put my mind to it, and really sit down to concentrate I can get a lot of words out in a short amount of time.
The last job is the one that soaks up most of my time, it can be considered my only really full time job, but it’s one that I enjoy. I tend to like most of the people I work with, and have been making a big enough splash to have been promoted before even out of my probation period, making a little more money and actually earning things like benefits and vacation pay. The job that I moved up to is a lot more tedious, and really drains my mental faculties, but the acknowledgement of my skills and capabilities is nice, and I only view the current spot as temporary as my last one. So as you can see, my days are quite packed, yet I still find the need to add more.