Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lacking the time

Its been forever and a minute since I've rambled onto this page. I miss it. The truth is, I simply don't have the time lately to engage my audience like I wish I could. My work schedule is quite hectic and most days involve me waking up at 545am, and not getting back home until 6-7pm. My day job is physically demanding, and I am just too tired to put much thought into things when I get home. I eat, ramble on facebook for a few moments and go to bed. Wash, rinse, repeat the next day.

The good part is on the financial side, Im making more money than I ever have in my life, and have exceeded some already aggressive goals I set for myself, including paying off my truck 10 months early.

The bad part is I miss being able to dive deep into my nerdy passion that is the weather. Luckily for the most part its been a boring summer storm wise, so I haven't really missed much, but just because the weather is boring here doesn't mean there aren't things going on elsewhere. My facebook page likes started soaring earlier this year, but those have died off since I make 1 or 2 posts a week now. Its amazing how fast you fade away without constant new content.

My job itself is not one I can really post updates easily. I don't work on a PC, and things take too long to do on the phone. Plus I try to actually be a good worker at my job instead of fumbling around on my phone all day. I've always loathed technology and peoples lust for needing it 24/7 - sadly, its a necessity for me to get the things I want in life. If it weren't for me trying to whore myself out as a chaser I would not be on facebook, I would not have a smart phone hell I don't even know if I would have a computer, which brings me back on topic....

On my weekends and when I get free time, I would actually rather be out fishing, spending time with friends/family or doing something fun instead of sitting on my rump online all day. Its a conflict of interest and one I've always had a hard time balancing. I know if I want to expose myself (not in that way you perverts) that I need to utilize these evil machines...but I don't particularly enjoy sitting behind a screen all the time. Some of the best weekends I have are the ones I go out fishing or something and just leave my phone behind. I've gotten into a better habit of not constantly checking it all the time.

Im not miserable though, I am the happiest Ive been in years and for the most part stress free. While my situation is not the ideal one I want for myself, I feel Ive gotten myself to the point of "next best thing." My job, while demanding, gives me really good flexibility to actually get out and chase, and that is the first and most important thing. If I have to sacrifice online time to actually be out in the field, well...thats a no brainer right there. Getting myself from "next best thing" to "best thing" is going to be a real challenge though, but so far everything Ive done has kept me in that direction, though on a slower pace than I would have preferred. There isn't much I can do about that though and sometimes it just is what it is. You've got to learn to adapt.

Alas though, the days are getting shorter, and that evil W season is around the corner. My seasonal work will go on its yearly 4 month hiatus, and then ill have more free time than I know what to do with. I will be back in full swing...just because you haven't seen much from me lately, doesn't mean the wheels have stopped turning and the ideas have run out. Nope, I've still got lots of things forthcoming and big things I want to do.