I think I’m Out of Juice: One Side of the Story

Here's one side of the story

 I think it’s a good idea to give at least part of the story. There are many reasons why I’ve not been myself on the blog. My mind is clogged with “stuff”. I have a business research paper to write – and to do that I have read, read then investigate, read then draw some insightful conclusions from my findings. In a strange way, I’m looking forward to it, discovering my appetite increasing with every new thing I read (ok it’s not that strange if you know me at all). I’m also chewing over some interesting projects at work- that coupled with my increased commute to and from work (went from 30 minutes both ways to an hour and a half after I moved home in December). That’s one side of the story.

 

It’s fair to say that I have therefore found myself “out of juice”. I occasionally have a fragment of a blog post idea but it flutters away by the time I get to my screen. On rare occasions, I articulate a small fraction of what I mean – then with a tinge of disappointment (I actually squeeze my nose as if there’s a bad smell), I post it. Perhaps the other side of the story is that I don’t have much to say anymore but I’m hoping that’s not the case. Have I bled myself dry of sensible and senseless posts and now in a decline into nothing and nothingness? It certainly sounds like it to me.

 

In any case, I won’t give up just yet. I’ll give myself time to do this “famous” research paper. I’ll recover from using 10% of my daily waking hours to drive – or maybe I just suck it up and get used to it (it’s not that bad, Londoners have it much worse). The driving hours may even do me good. Ideas tend to come on that long narrow country road. I’ve toyed with the idea of a voice recorder to capture my fleeting thoughts whether it’s the gospel or rubbish. Although, doing that as I drive may will be a driving hazard. Sigh.

 

What I’m really trying to say is if you don’t see me around there often, I definitely not dead – just in over my head. At least, you know one side of the story. Hopefully, the other side will be just as plausible.

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Comments

  1. Why don’y you write about your journey with this paper? For instance, how you are honing on the topic, what you feel about different sources, what is surprising you… It might help you with the personal development part of your MC (which you have to do anyway) and we would like to know how (well) you are doing.

    I certainly hope you don’t give up – I enjoy reading your posts. They make me think, smile and… cringe (when I recognise some of the same issues in my self).

  2. I really look forward to your posts! I feel like I’m traveling to the other side of the world visiting a friend in another country, and it gives me peace to know that we’re not that different from each other!
    I’ll be pulling for you whatever you decide…(but remember, all writers get “blocked” from time to time)

  3. It’s tough being a regular blogger. I didn’t realise how hard either, and, when the ideas run dry, just like any writer – you got writers block. Anyway, sometimes, you just need a tweak. Looking forward to the new research postings. That might lead you down a different alley altogether. Good luck.

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