“What do you wish you could do more every day?”
Yes. Is that so surprising? Nah but in all seriousness I’d say this is an easy one: playing video games. The issue isn’t so much one of time as focus, as I just end up not feeling able to concentrate like I used to. I guess that’s technology and aging eroding my brain. Well those are in good company because my brain is dust right now. Working on my rest day, bad sleep, and a false alarm on a carbon monoxide leak in the flat left me just, burned out. I am not ok. But, my partner and my mum worked hard to try and lift me out of it, and they’ve done a good job of that.
Four days, Monday through Thursday, and that is almost all of university done. It’s weird to be almost at the end, and unnerving too. It’s also not the end-end, so there is a chance to fall at the final hurdle once again. I’m trying not to dwell on that.
Published by Sam Shuttleworth
I’m Sam, and I live to write. I spent most of the first 8 years of my adulthood trying to balance writing with a large amount of crap in my personal life, until towards the end of 2018 I threw everything out and started afresh with just my writing. I built the new me around one goal: I have to write at least 1,000 words a day. I called this goal 1K, and it changed my life. So long as I write a thousand words a day, the day is a success, and atop that I've managed over time to build the life I wanted all those years.
My greatest flaws as a writer is I still use too many adjectives, adverbs, connectives as openers, accidental passive voice and I don't force my work down people's throats enough on pain of extreme and unusual torture. My greatest strength is I know my greatest flaws and I'm working on them.
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