Winter, it being cold and windy, slows me down training wise. For instance, I seemed to have dropped the ball as far as Hrimmi’s painting lessons go. Come good weather, I’ll resume working with her.
Disciplined, weather not withstanding, I fit the bill. I focus on the tasks at hand and I get them done. The caveat is, I get them done in my own time. I have been told by my sister, and I would have to agree, that I would find working under another’s dictates to be extremely difficult. I probably would not have a problem if it was doing something fun, like driving a forklift truck. But even in this instance, this would soon get old. And as soon as it got old, I’d be out the door.
I would not be orchestrating the Bright Lights Book Project if I was attempting to hold down a full-time job and feeding a family. As I often think, my electing to refrain from bringing children into this world was a wise decision because this has always allowed me more leeway, work wise. Alaska has a boom and bust economy. And Alys has a boom and bust economy.
The Book Project is a lot of fun in part because I get to decide what directions to go with it. I also get to decide what my work hours might be. These two things are very important to me.
Mondays are phone call days. Tuesdays are town days. I then clean, categorize, and prepare books for distribution. I then go and check the distribution sites and see if more books are needed. Today was such a day. Wednesdays are follow-up days, ones in which I make additional phone calls. Thursday and Friday are freebee days. Saturdays, I sort at VCRS.
Today, I talked with Barb, who is in charge of what’s known as Palmer Buzz Feed, a social media site. I met her in front of the Vagabond Blues Bookcase. She seemed very interested in the ins and outs of the project. Tomorrow I am, as a matter of routine, going to call her back because I sense that keeping her in the loop is going to be important.
I also talked with Michele at United Way. Michele is going to be another ally.
All is proceeding according to plan. And it’s still snowing.
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