This blog started out being about working at Office… or the office job that I have that is obviously not a company called “Office”. Every so often I’d share a memory or two about the retail store I used to work at that I affectionately dubbed “Walter Martins”. (It’s probably not too hard to figure out that one.)
But it’s clear to me that I really haven’t been writing about my job that much lately. And that’s okay. The Indoob found its niche and its primary focus is writing about writing/art, entertainment, and other random things in life. Even with the word “indoob” I try to create a feeling of positivity about my topic of choice.
And the whole “Workforce” part? Also, at the time of birth, related to working at Office. Today it means much more. If you’re able to read this at work, this is to help you pass the time. It’s also work for me writing consistently about something that intrigues me. Although writing in general is a passion, it’s hard to consider that “work”… Yet a good majority of these posts are written during my downtime while I’m at Office. Don’t worry; I get my work done… when I have work to do.
The point I’m getting to is the fact that I’ve had little work to do lately. It’s partially a seasonal thing; very few files are coming in for me to work on. But it should change soon. In the meantime, I need to at least look busy even for myself so I’m not bored and go insane. Hence, I’ve had ample time to catch up on some much needed blogging. I honestly don’t particularly like having so much free time while I’m on the job, but I also don’t like surfing the web for 10 hours a day. Let me tell you: that can get boring. Fast. Especially when you are limited to a censored internet. Not that I’m looking for anything that might be considered “explicit” but sometimes I can’t see simple things, like pictures on Wikipedia or comic strips or even my own blog! Peasants.
No worries though. I will survive. As long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay–… Sorry. But I’ve learned to cope until work returns to me. I have a “To Write” list, and I’ve been able to cross off many items, or at least get them started. And for the record, I don’t do all these things while I’m sitting at my Office desk. Most of the time, I’ll start a project at work; email it to myself so I can work on it on my laptop. I’m almost at the point that I’ll start projects on my phone. (My phone needs its own post before I start talking about that…) And I know it’s already February and I still haven’t talked about my Christmas… or my birthday. Speaking of February, I have to figure out what to do for my obligatory Black History Month posting. I really feel I should do something special since I almost accidentally forgot King’s Day. That’s a funny story so perhaps I’ll write about that too, soon.
The good news about this slow work month, besides being able to write more or accomplishing other tasks I’ve been putting off, is I’m not spending as much time in the kitchen. How is that an accomplishment? Well, Indoobians, I don’t know how many of you work at home or spend a great deal of time at home, but it can be quite tempting knowing food is a few steps away. And since I’m sitting at a desk most of the day, all that food just builds up and I will no longer be the slender dude I used to be. My tummy is already a bit chubbier than usual (although some think this is a good development and argue I was way too slim a few years ago).
But I’m supposed to have no excuse for returning to the gym since buying running sneakers the other day, replacing the ones that were stolen last year. Also a humorous story to share in the future.
I think when spring returns, I shall get back on my game full time, and head to the gym in the morning like I originally planned to, then come home and begin my day… even if I really have very little work to do but plenty to write about.
Wait a minute. If you work from home, why is your internet censored?
Anyway, even though it sucks to have a light workload (really? that sucks?), I’m glad to hear you’re doing more writing and creative stuff.
The computer I use for work as censored internet to keep us safe, and probably also to keep us off sites like Facebook, Myspace or checking out email.
As for a light workload, it’s okay once in a while, but I hate being bored.