I’ve been trying to do this all week and especially after Tuesday night. I went to a book event by Pigeon Park Press and had a good time, enjoyed them, bought a book, met friends, it was great. Until I saw a photo of the event posted on Facebook and I looked like a ghost. I am secretly certain I fell asleep on the shoulder of the woman next to me.
So I took Wednesday off.
Only worked from 6:30am to 4pm, off to a thing, then back working at about 7pm.
Today I am taking today off. It is Thursday. I am on holiday.
I know this is nice for me and if you’re reading this in your one break during a ferociously busy day, I’m no longer your friend.
But that’s the thing with all this productivity: sometimes you have no choice but to keep going, as when you’re in that ferocious day. Other times you feel you have to keep going because you need the money: a freelance life has its benefits and I’m having the creative time of my life but financially stable, it ain’t. Then – this may be just me, I realise that – you feel you have to keep going because you write books about productivity and you run workshops and you talk about it all the time.
Look at that photograph. I’m the guy with his hand on his face. I swear to god I was probably holding my head up vertical. Which, if nothing else, is extraordinarily rude to the Pigeon Park people.
I can see now that the woman to my left (your right in the photo) is author Katharine D’Souza. If you see her, please apologise for me.
I’m off for a day out and I hope that you’ll be able to join me some day soon in spirit if not right now today in actuality.