I’m off today. Off what? I’m not working at the library. I’m not writing. Or drawing. I took the day off from the challenges (I can take two days off each week). I missed drawing earlier this morning. I may go ahead and draw and write tomorrow.
Despite that, it hasn’t been a day off from everything. I woke late (after staying up late working on my studies). We had errands to run earlier. I’ve spent a good part of the day studying again. That’s one thing that I don’t generally get to take off. I don’t have time enough anyway, between school and work.
I did take time tonight to watch episode 3 of Legion.
Back to work today, catching up on a variety of tasks that happen behind the scenes in libraries, e.g., one thing I worked on today was our internal list of performers. Exciting, right? That one thing took working with the software used on our intranet, checking files, updating records, and talking with other people who care about what is tracked and who does what with the information. That was only one thing. Look around when you’re out. Notice how many businesses and government buildings there are around you. Try to get a sense of how many people work in that location. What do they do? How many details go into everything we do? It’s one of the things that often gets lost, simplified, and trimmed down in fiction. Mostly, I think, because it is seen as an uninteresting topic. Unless you’re writing a police procedural, then maybe you’ll get a sense of some of the procedures involved.
No matter what I’m doing, I try to fight the desire to hurry. It’s hard. I have more to do than I have time. More novels to write, things to learn, pictures to create, programs to write, and changes to make. There’s always a sense of wanting it now. At least when I don’t just want to go to sleep. My desire to sleep wars with my desire to get more done and is ultimately the undisputed champion. Sleep wins sooner or later. Like death, just less permanent.
Yesterday we watched the first episode of Legion.
I enjoyed it! Not much of a surprise. I also enjoy the other Marvel shows (and movies). Originally I was always more of a DC fan (can you say Batman?), but Marvel has done a good job with the movies and shows. I’m looking forward (when I find the time) to seeing more of this one.