…the sun goes down in the west.
I didn’t write this morning as I have the past few weeks. Why? I was busy.
Doing things important to me. Things I hadn’t had a chance to do. It’s also the reason I’m off Monday. (And we’ll forget, for a moment, the fact that I have to visit two sets of white coats….)
So, what’s up?
A lot, actually. But I’m not going to write about it, because it’s mostly disappointing.
I did get my car back up on CL, which is one important thing. And, it’ll start to make up for the difference in salary I’ve suffered the last few months So there’s that.
Background music for this entry…
So much of what I see lately that passes as awesome work actually isn’t, for a variety of reasons. I could enumerate them, but why? Nobody is going to read the reasons, anyway.
I think I started articulating this after reading Dana’s post, and understanding her sentiments about wanting to write all the things. Ultimately, though, it comes down to the fact that people are utterly unwilling these days to take the time to even attempt to read all the things; the effort you spent in writing them — is it wasted?
At the same time, words do have meaning. Language is the primary way we communicate with others. People who are satisfied with doing the barest of minimums really don’t deserve my limited energy. The spoons wouldn’t be wasted if the reward matched the effort. Right now, in many aspects of my life, the efforts far exceed the rewards.
So move on.
That might disappoint some people, but not the ones I care about, and certainly not me. To paraphrase Popeye, I am what I am, and that’s all that I am. Using the language to the best of my ability is part of that. I’m not going to relearn something I know to be incorrect. Sorry.
Sarah and I had a good time last weekend in DC. While there were some hiccups (and there always are when somebody like me takes to the road), but, overall, the trip went incredibly well. I needed that, and it recharged me for a few days.
How long will that charge last? Three days is the answer. I’m feeling completely spent when it comes to many things right now. And taking the time to do the math, and assess things only makes the picture look more bleak.
Of course, I’ll continue to do what I do to the best of my ability, but things have to change. I’m no longer the spry twenty-something who can delay gratification. If you’d told me five years ago I’d be where I am, I’d have thought you insane.
As I said in the last, you know how to get in touch with me if you want details.
Random find on the Intertubes this morning. This. Bigotry-driven self-segregation? Bubuhbut, it’s for the children!!1! Facepalm.
I’m sure the people living in Virginia Beach will completely agree.