I’m Thinking About Time
I’ve been looking at a lot of clocks on Etsy lately. I’ve also been thinking about time management and my horribly unsustainable method of getting places when I need to be there.
I wake up every morning before work and immediately put all mental energy into figuring out how much slack I can give myself. When I started this full-time job thing, my morning routine was quite ambitious. I’d wake up with enough time to sit on the couch with some coffee, finally plopping my carcass into the shower with enough time to shave my armpits and condition my hair. Leave by 6:20, get to work by 6:45. Not anymore. I’ve evolved this plan into getting in the shower by 6:05 because being CLEAN clean is for the weekends. Get out of the shower, dry off, squirt the cats with the spray bottle while they bat at my towel, brush out the tangles, put on some eyebrows and concealer, put on the same pants I’ve been wearing all week, dry my hair to 80%, grab some granola bars and a banana, and get in the car by 6:38. If it’s 6:40, I’m officially driving in panic mode. Anything before that is safe. Twirl my semi-wet hair in frustration until it’s curled at the ends. Get to work and punch in by 6:59. Plop my things on my desk, boop my elephant bobblehead, and distribute tasks to my workers. Work my body back into a safe heart rate. Destroy it with coffee.
It’s like every morning I’m waking up and asking “how much can I get away with?” “How much do I want to panic on the drive to work?” “Do I REALLY need to wash my hair, or will dry shampoo suffice for today?”
It’s not like putting one of these clocks in my bathroom would do shit for my morning routine, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them all.October 26, 2013
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