Time

Life being what it is, I just took 4 days off from working on my new songs.  It began Thursday, where I was just tired and took the night off. Friday night was pretty much the same.  Saturday, my wife and I did yard work, and Sat night has become wife night, which is fine - she wants my company, and I want hers.  Today, Sunday, I was sore from yard work, including a recurring back issue, so I didn’t do much of anything. These last few days illustrate a lesson I know, but clearly don’t heed as well as I should.

I could have, and probably should have, continued my work last Thursday and Friday.  Even if I had to stop after a half hour, that would have been 30 minutes of progress.  Time is valuable, especially at my age. Most don’t know when they’re going to die, including me, but I’m sure I have fewer days ahead than behind.  Therefore, wasting time, for any reason, seems foolish. The old saying “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” rings true.

Still, the days weren’t a total waste.  I worked on vocals during my commute Thursday and Friday, which means about 4 hours’ worth of practice - maybe closer to 3.5, considering I usually eat breakfast during my morning drive.  That’s called making good use of time, so at least I got that going for me.

As I’ve said recently, I usually spend Monday nights watching WWE and updating my journal.  It seems I’ve begun doing the latter Sunday evenings, so I may again blow off wrestling in favor of music.  Considering I haven’t worked the last 4 nights, that seems likely. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

Finally, I really like my new material - specifically the six songs I have on my phone and practice while I drive to and from work.  I have some really great stuff, perhaps the best I’ve ever done; though I admit, I always think that about my most recent material. Still, I feel like the songs are just better.  

That’s it for now.  Be good.

 

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