One Track Mind

We’ve got to make this one quick. I couldn’t fall asleep last night until 2am (which for me might as well be no sleep at all) and I’ve just chugged an Emergen-ZzzZzz so I’m running on borrowed time.

Truth is the past week has been a little more stressful than usual. I’d love to get into the finer details, and I really do apologize for being so cryptic, but I’m not ready to share the full story of what’s been taking place recently. It’s nothing serious. Everyone is fine. It’s just one of those situations where I want to see all of the pieces fall into place before I start running my mouth. Soon enough though. In the meantime, I’ve got a story to tell. Gather round…

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When I was a kid I really wanted Double Dribble for the NES. So I asked, and I begged, and I pleaded until I finally got it. And the funny thing about the situation is that the answer was yes each and every time. I wasn’t begging to get something my parents weren’t already willing to give me.  I just wasn’t convinced the game would actually be mine until, ya know, it was actually mine. Right before my mom finally took me to the store to pick up the game she told me I had a one track mind. Not knowing what that meant I asked her to explain and she told me that once I get my mind set on something I don’t let go. I couldn’t argue that at 8 and I still can’t argue it now. When I lock in on something the rest of the world might as well not exist as anything more than a distraction.

So it’s been hard to get on here and write at the level I want to reach. Whatever free time and space my brain needs to churn out and create ideas has been stymied by the unfamiliar train parked on my one track. And unfortunately, there’s no known departure scheduled at this time. I don’t want to make excuses, it’s simply the nature of the beast. But what I’m lacking in fresh ideas, I’m trying to make up for with persistence. Here I am, once again, writing a few words and posting them for all to see. It might not be my best, but it’s the best I’ve got right now and I’m okay with that.

Now to bed.

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