Dear EveryDay

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Dear Everyday,

Time FliesPlease stop passing by so quickly. I am having trouble keeping up.  The days are full, but leave me feeling a bit empty as I climb into bed.  I feel like I am dutifully eating experiences that are being fed to me, while my own menu of goodies just yellows and fades, and what little I have cooked up, spoils.

I don’t know how to make you slow down. Sometimes the day drags on forever, yet when the light of sun fades to the glow of street lamps, I feel duped.  The day took forever… doing nothing.

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I don’t blame you. I know the days are mine and that I am the important part of the equation.  I’m just asking that you work with me; keep me in mind. Let me catch my breath.

I am in no hurry. I can take as long as it takes to do what I want to do.  Sometimes within a few blinks, my hopeful morning too often turns into a defeated evening.  I know I got things done, and I know my experiences were valuable, but I am trying to fit in a word, edgewise.  I just want to get something done that I want to get done, not just what has to be done.

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Please slow down so I can harness my inspiration and motivation into some creative projects and have something to show for it at the end of the day.

At the end of this life.

Please.

Love,

Troy

8 thoughts on “Dear EveryDay”

  1. I know the what you’re writing about. I have very few hours in a day, and I find when I get home from work – the best of my intentions have a 50/50 shot of sliding. This is why I need to go to the gym before work.

    1. Since I work from home, the challenges compound into a constant battle among self-discipline, people demanding of my time since they think my working from home means I am not REALLY working, and the distractions of home and animal responsibilities. I’m a lot better at this than I used to be, but I still struggle… a lot.

      By the way, I need a gym. I’m a giant potato these days.

  2. Troy, that was beautiful and poetic. I relate to that SO much, as you know. That made me kinda sad, though; I just want you to be happy and fulfilled. I love you…

    -Nick

    1. It was just a mopey day (today is kinda mopey, too), disappointed in my not accomplishing more, and disappointed in my not being more disciplined, blah blah blah… I know it’s universal. Lots of people feel this way. Love you!

  3. Troy,

    totally get you .. I work from home, too .. and to most people (family and friends), it’s like an automatic excuse to drop by or phone up .. you’re right, it takes a while to discipline yourself into it .. certainly won’t be able to get any work done, today .. been glued to the tv, over the Michael Jackson coverage .. shocked and incredibly sad! :(

    Ahmed

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