365: Day 184 – Long overdue report

They say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and with clients, it is no different. I pride myself on being pretty organized when it comes to working tasks, but there is always room for improvement. The particular challenge for me at the moment is that I have a full-time job and a part-time one. They are both in construction management, and I consult with both government agencies and prime contractors. So while I don’t have to necessarily “change gears,” I do need to keep track of all the different projects. Sometimes when a particular client stays quiet, I tend to put their projects on the back burner.

So today, I decided to address a report I should have prepared a few weeks ago. It’s not as bad as it sounds. I like to turn in the report a lot earlier than I did this time. It the spirit of gratitude, I am grateful that today I found the will to sit down and tackle this report and complete it. It was like a thorn constantly bugging me because I knew I had to do it. I rewarded myself with a video game. I’ve been playing more video games these last few days because my brother gave me the Nintendo Switch he’s had for a few years. I played this Nintendo Switch a lot with my nephew when I didn’t have two jobs and lived a little closer. There is one game I still want to finish with him that hopefully, we’ll both have time to complete when we’re a little less busy and when it is safer to do so.

I’ve also continued to read through the book about Father Junípero Serra, and I am really enjoying his extensive writing. The book talks about how a lot of Franciscan priests would jot down some quick notes throughout their day and then later organize and expand on those notes in their diaries. I like this idea because I tend to write at the end of the day. By this time, I often don’t know what to write about or am too fatigued to look back on noteworthy things in my day that I could write about. Reading this book has taught me that it is okay to write about the most mundane things. You never know when any of it may be useful or if someone will happen to find them interesting. I don’t presume that I will ever be even remotely close to being a historical figure. However, the words I write today may be of interest to a future me.