Monday, January 16, 2023

All Gas & No Brakes!


That's the way I typically start out a Facebook post or anything where I want to make sure everybody knows what I just discovered.  LOL!  I think it cracks me up more than anybody else, but I'll keep using it until otherwise notified.  :-)

I found a blog that I'd started a couple of years ago that I've done absolutely NOTHING with!  It's called 'Say What?!' and was evidently going to be used to dole out witty repartee and other information on the subject of commercial copywriting - my other gig separate from the bank where I work.  I'd completely forgotten about it until today when I was rummaging through some stuff online - that I can't remember - when I stumbled across it.  Lord.  I think I start too many things with the intention of adding them into my routine - like working on my core - and it never goes anywhere.  

I think I might be borderline OCD, I swear.  

Started looking up something on Norton because I wanted to see if there was an alternative to the antivirus I'm using and found myself down a rabbit hole that had zero to do with malware, finally landing on a website where I ordered a piece I need to add the ride on/ride off center stand to my motorcycle.  I went back and updated the Norton information (added another year to my subscription) and then I remembered I was hungry so I ordered Panera.  I had a fraternity meeting at 3:30 today, so before I got on that call, I looked at more ish on the Internet (updated my expiration dates on a couple of debit cards, got some clean up done on my Twitter and LinkedIN profiles, changed some stuff on my password database, added myself to the fraternity Internet page, and a couple more things).  Got off the call and moved right into texting an old friend to see how his back surgery recovery was going, and then decided to look into this mystery blog I've let languish.  THAT made me think about turning the Magnolia Rambling blogs into a Tik Tok post.  And THAT made me Google 'teleprompter app for iPhone'.  Brought me back to Blogger when I decided to put this together, and now I am thinking about how I can record content on my Tik Tok channel under a different name.  Jesus.  This brain is absolutely all gas & no brakes.

I have a million things I need to be doing, and writing this isn't one of them.  Finishing the return of my Christmas decorations to their rightful resting place, however, IS one of them.  It's January 15th, I know.  Don't judge me.

It's the start of the New Year, and I'm jazzed about all the stuff I'm telling myself I want to focus on this year.  I'm going to remain committed to not writing any of them down because I have zero intention of being called on the carpet for not completing them.  But who cares?  They're just for me.  I don't do resolutions.  I mean I do, but I don't call them that so I can be aloof and pretentious and so I can avoid failure.  :-)  2023 is the year of self care for me, and I'm going to take it to heart.  Gotta find a therapist.  Gotta get a pedi quarterly (I'm too cheap to do it more often).  Gotta think about considering to attempt to write another book.  [Probably a good subject to discuss with my to-be-found therapist: getting back to writing for me and not for an's harder than you might think after three books - subtle flex.]

If it happens, it happens.  I've got more to do than I will accomplish, but I figure that's better than not having any goals at all, right?  I don't know.  SMH.  I could be full of shit or just lazy.  

Right now, though, the only thing on my mind is popping open a beer.  So I'm gonna go do that.  Fingers crossed I drink the entire bottle before something else grabs my attention.