Driven To Distraction

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It’s almost the holidays around here. Work has gotten crazy, life has gotten crazy. People around me are going crazy. I’m going crazy. Too much shit to do, not enough time to do it. Too many articles to write, too many videos to shoot, too much all at once it seems.

I’m not feeling sorry for myself and honestly, I’m not bitching. It’s just….Crazy. I don’t feel like I have enough time to breathe some days. Here’s a little “too much information” for you:

At the time of me writing this, I just got out of the shower. Freshly scrubbed and clean. God it feels good. I took a shower the night before as well. But before that? Sunday. It had seriously been almost 5 days since I had showered. I just got too caught up in everything that I have going on that I forgot to shower. Gross, I know.

What’s my point? My point is decide what is important to you and focus on that. To hell with literally everything else. You only have so many fucks to give, and you can’t give a fuck about everything, so choose what you are going to give a fuck about.

There are so many book recommendations I’ve been given over the last little while, that if I were to try and read them all, I would have to quit my day job, stop seeing my girls, stop writing and podcasting everywhere, and just read. The amount of material would probably take me the rest of my life to read too.

I’ve all but stopped listening to podcasts. I don’t have the time and there’s other things that I would rather do with my time. Life is too short. So basically, I don’t give a fuck about listening to podcasts. Same goes with almost all links and articles that are presented to me. I don’t give a fuck about those either. There’s a couple of blogs that I still read, and always will, unless the writers stop writing, they are that fun and entertaining to me, so I don’t give a fuck about blogs and articles with a couple of notable exceptions. Those writers/authors know who they are. I “like” their stuff and I enteract with them in the comments from time to time, and if it’s something that really hits home for me, or I find it valuable, I’ll share it on social media for others to enjoy.

I don’t give a fuck about the way things were or the way they ought to be. I don’t have time for that. We as a society, maybe even as a species, can’t go backwards. We never have and we never will. There are no time machines that exist as far as I know, and even if there were, I wouldn’t use it. As “bad” as things are, I like living in the time and era that I live in. There’s no machine to take us to an “alternate world” either. Too many people fantasize about shit that never happened and never will, wishing they lived in that alternate universe. That’s a complete waste of time to me. The only thing I can think is, “Wow, your life sucks that much, or you’re so bored, that you want to live in another different fantasy universe?” That’s sad to me. Again, I’m perfectly content with where I’m at in the world I’m in, right this moment. No sense living in the past or living in the future. Better to live in the present. Live in the past or the future and your life is going to pass you by regardless. Might as well be present and enjoy what you have while you have it.

My ex-wife and I used to have a sort of “argument.” She had an opinion about anything and everything, and she wanted to know my opinion about whatever it was that she had an opinion on. My answer almost every time was, “I don’t have an opinion. I don’t care about [insert thing here].” It drove her crazy. She couldn’t understand how I couldn’t have an opinion about [insert thing here]. Whatever [insert thing here] was, it was usually something outside of my control and something I couldn’t affect. So why care about it? Why give a fuck?

So what do I give a fuck about? I give a fuck about the time I spend with my girls. They are fun. They whisper nasty things in my ear and that’s really fun. I give a fuck about beer, because well, it’s beer. Beer is fun. Getting a good buzz going is fun.

I give a fuck about what I’m doing on Patreon. Talking with my guys there, I feel like we are a bunch of evil, cackling dudes rubbing our hands together, saying shit like, “Excellent!” as we are watching the world burn. I’ve decided to make my Patreon page be about things that are nearest and dearest to me, stuff that I don’t necessarily want to share here or elsewhere. I’m giving a fuck about that big time. By the way, this isn’t a plug. In a way, I like that I only have a few patrons, it’s more intimate that way.

Apparently I give a fuck about this blog, because here I am, writing some more nonsense for you to enjoy. Or not enjoy. That part I don’t give a fuck about. I guess I enjoy the process of writing, especially when I “get into a groove,” and things just flow and go, you know?

Right now, I give a fuck about sleep. I feel like I haven’t slept in a week. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go to bed. But before that, I’m going to turn off the computer, turn off the alarm, and turn off my phone. I’m pulling the plug on it all, at least for the night. Maybe even for a full day or two. The world will keep on keeping on without me. Nothing and nobody needs my attention that bad. The world won’t end while I take a siesta.

Decide what is important to you and focus on that.

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