My previous job gave me loads of internet reading time, particularly toward the end of my stint there. The job involved working on long term, slowly progressing projects, nesting work on each to give myself busy days. On well-planned days, I had zero downtime, but as I lost interest in the job, I planned things less and less well. When I decided to quit the job, I stopped starting new projects and in the last months, I was messing around on the internet almost full time. Heaven, yes? No, not really. I actually started to get bored toward the end, and part of this was anxiousness to start the next thing, which I couldn’t really do until after the holidays.
I had no idea whether this new “job,” working at home as a freelance writer and editor, would leave me with more or less time for internet shenanigans. I suspected things would be slow in the beginning, so I’d certainly keep blogging. I also thought that trying not to play WoW during the days was going to take some serious will power. I’ve found it’s the opposite, however. The days go by very quickly and I’m working all day on writing and editing stuff, preparing short proposals to bid for projects, producing samples for potential hirers, and looking for opportunities. It doesn’t even occur to me to play games. You know that beautiful mental zone where you’re completely absorbed in something, so much so that you don’t notice time passing? I’m in that zone all day now, though not with WoW or another hobby… I’m in that zone in my job. I’d always hoped for this!
I know, it’s the beginning and the honeymoon may very well end. I’m having a total blast though. It does mean, however, that I’m finding very little time to blog. I’ve not even managed to visit I Can Haz Cheezburger regularly. Amazing.
I will try to put up a couple posts per week though. I’m hopelessly behind on my feed reader though…