Doing nothing with my day and feeling good about it.


Today I did absolutely fuck all. It’s not what I had planned to do but I’m not one to get all upset over what should have been. Not anymore anyway.

 

So what should I have been doing today? Well, since you asked, here is a list I wrote last night.

 

1) I should have got up and gone for a run at 7am.

 

2) Having got home I should have done my weights and press ups.

 

3) Shower.

 

4) Read my course material in preparation for my next assignment.

 

5) Weed the back garden.

 

6) Tinker with the motorbike project a little more.

 

7) Have dinner cooked and ready for when the Mrs gets home.

 

8) Do washing up.

 

Okay, so there is a fair bit one there but I could have got it all done. I was up at seven after all.

 

So what did I actually do if I didn’t do any of that?

 

I watched episodes of Game of Thrones back to back from about half seven this morning till eight at night. Some will argue I have wasted my day, and if I felt depressed because I have achieved fuck all then I might agree. I actually feel pretty good though and had a great day so I really can’t complain.

 

So, it probably will come as little surprise to you when I say that I have little else to report today.

 

Perhaps tomorrow will be more productive.

 

M.

Author: Mark S Thompson

Okay, so these things are kind of hit and miss. If you’re reading this then I am thankful to you for taking the time out of your day to do so. I’ll be honest, when I think of myself as a writer, I kinda cringe. Don’t get me wrong, it is the dream, it's​ just I never really believe it will go anywhere. When I think back to the day that I first knew I loved writing, and I mean really knew, I see myself sitting in an English lesson at secondary school. The school was called Wrotham and is in the county of Kent, England. As far as I know, it's still there. English was far and away my favourite subject. The best bit was when the teacher gave the class a selection of words and asked us to make up a story that either contained those words or was about those words, you know. At other times we would be given the first sentence and then write what happens next. Good times. Many times my work would reflect what I had recently read and it would be okay. Nothing special, just okay. On one occasion though I wrote about a merman called Finchy and can remember going into so much depth and detail about him and the underwater kingdom he lived in. I really enjoyed writing that and it must have shown because my teacher commented on it. She was really impressed and loved the story. That was it for me, my moment. Now when I write I think back to those great times and to that story. Hopefully, I’ll write something that you, the reader, will be moved to comment on. For me, there is no greater elixir

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