First, because it is Easter today, I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
People are always making comments, like I sure wish I had your energy. Or I wish I could get as much done as you do. Wow, you sure can pack a lot into one day.
I can assure you I don't have any more energy than the next person and in fact, have far less than I did when I was younger.
Anyone who was around me at Left Coast Crime knows I only last just so long. I am an early riser--and I always shower and get dressed before I do anything else. The reason I do is because I'm afraid I'd get so engrossed in whatever I was doing I might not get dressed at all.
The stairs at the hotel in LCC did me in at first, going down was not bad, but climbing up killed my knees. I was there for two days before I figured out there were elevators to use--but even then, sometimes I forgot.
At home, I often go to bed at 8, never later than 9. At LCC I had roommates and it was far too much fun to chat far into the night. Once during the day, I had to take a nap--which I do sometimes at home, never long, just to kind of rev up my motor again.
My best work is done in the early a.m. First thing I do is make a list of what has to be accomplished--this will probably be added onto through the day. I always check my emails--and peek at Facebook. This month and into next, because of my blog tour for No Bells, I have to be sure whatever blog I'm supposed to be on is up, promote it in as many places possible, and during the day I must check for comments. Because there is a contest connected to the blog, not only do I need to respond to the comments, I also must keep track of everyone who has commented--the one who comments on the most blogs will win a prize.
My hope is to squeeze in some writing time somewhere.
I'm also working on the program for the Public Safety Writers Association's conference. Though things are progressing, there are always a few things that need to be done. PSWA
I am the newsletter editor for another organization and the whole month I have to collect news that is pertinent to that industry so I can incorporate it into the newsletter at the end of the month.
When an in-person event is coming, I always make sure I have books to take with me, hand-outs, business cards with my books and information on them, and anything else I need. I always prepare ahead of time because I never know what might come up and once thing I hate is being rushed.
And because I'm busy all the time, I'm never bored.
By afternoon, I've started to run down and will do other jobs, like writing a blog post, something that doesn't take too much brain power. Cooking dinner is something I enjoy--most of the time. After dinner, I really don't do much of anything else, unless there's something urgent I need to take care of.
Hubby and I love movies, and we'll often watch a DVD. And we're hooked on Dancing with the Stars--and I make myself stay awake for that.
I go to bed, dream crazy dreams, and wake up early and it starts all over.
At least once a week, hubby and I head to town to do some errands, eat a nice lunch somewhere, and go to a movie in the theater.
And that's what this non-energizer bunny does.