Can you believe it’s a week into the new year? It actually feels like longer. I couldn’t believe as I was reading through last week’s post that New Year’s Day was only a week ago. Maybe it’s because I’ve embraced the new year. I’ve actually started doing the things I want to do. I’m running. Okay, I’ve attempted running twice. But I feel like I’m grabbing this year by the horns. I’m pondering decisions. I’m enjoying writing. And I’m a little bit distracted.
(If you need help getting started with your post, here is this week’s optional writing prompt)
When you sit down to write a post, do you get dedicated, devoted time? Are you surrounded by distractions, mental or physical?
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write about the distractions you have right now
Here we go…
I’m one of those people that enjoys complete silence when I’m working. And by working, I mean writing. I can multi-task. I just can’t multi-focus. So I’ve never been one to have the radio on to TV while I’m writing or way back when, studying.
Even when I had an office job, I had a strict requirement that I could not share my office with anyone that listened to music all day. I think I have some noise sensitivities. Maybe that’s why me and the whole newborn baby phase didn’t get along real well.
But right now, it’s a Saturday night and I am so distracted. My husband always finds the most obscure shows on Netflix (or Hulu or Roku or whatever we have these days) and watches every single episode. Tonight, I come downstairs set to quickly knock out my post and he’s got a show on called The Misfits. I probably wouldn’t have even glanced at the TV but he insisted on “catching me up” and telling me the incredibly complicated premise of the show.
I listened but plan to go right back to my writing. But he was talking character development. And it involves the supernatural and drugs and sex and murder so it was really, really hard to turn away. And instead of taking a short period of time, I find myself wondering if this post will even make any sense.
I guess it’s just a sign that he loves me and wants me to watch the whole series with him. It’s bizarre enough that I just might do that.