Sunday, May 15, 2011
T is for TIME WASTIN'
No one is better at wasting time than I am, seriously. No pirate or knitter can do better.
In the case of knitters, at least those I've known and myself included, I start a great project and am knitting away enjoying it and either come upon a glitch I can't fix immediately or see another project I want to start even more and put it aside. Every knitter and crafter has stashes of yarn bought for these projects in their cupboards; don't lie, you know you do. And, as my husband would say, a house cluttered with unfinished projects. Is this wasting time, oh yeah.
I have been following Robin Kitchen's blog ONLINE WRITING OPPORTUNITIES about making money freelancing and one thing she appears not to do is waste time. She does not fall for these excuses I myself like, i.e. I'm not really thinking in terms of that client's business (whatever it is) today so I'll put it off. Another good one is, "I don't really want to grab anything on DS because I may not have time finish it". Robin would make time. She is not a time waster.
Another good time waster is when I boot my computer and say, "maybe I should warm up with a game at Pogo, Boxerjam, find the hidden object, etc. just to wake up". Sure, two hours later my work is waiting and I have found many hidden objects that I don't get paid for.
Well time to go waste some time. Any suggestions?