Monday, January 19, 2015

Instant Coffee Woes

It's the middle of the month. 

I have money (not in the larger sense, but in the more conventional one), but I'm drinking instant coffee because I forgot to go shopping.  Okay, I resisted going shopping.  Either way, I am down to drinking rather awful instant coffee and pouring out my woes to an online crowd because I let things go (as usual) until these were my only options.

I do this a lot, especially if I'm working on something which then becomes (to me) the premiere thing in all the world -- an applecart I'm terrified to upset -- a project much larger than myself.  But the world goes on, and I do have things that I have to do when they have to be done, whether or not it is my own work, and those things do get done.  I know there are far worse things in the world than instant coffee (not many, though), I just wanted to make note of yet another time I've found myself going without, or doing with less than I deserve, because I was too "busy" to do what I should have when I should have done it.

Work, even when it's important to us for greater reasons, has its place and should be kept in it.  It does not demand perpetual sacrifice to any degree.  There are certainly greater hardships than having to drink instant coffee (although this brand is particularly unpleasant) but it reminds me that I could be drinking better coffee, had I practiced greater will over my writing time instead of allowing it to control me.

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015

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