Productivity is a State of Mind
Okay, so this is what’s happening:
First, I just did something almost unheard of in the universe that is my bodily system. I didn’t let any caffeine enter into it until noon. The delay wasn’t a result of some inspired attempt to better myself by cutting back on my caffeine intake. Oh, no. I did not intend to deprive myself the entire morning.
But after I wrote my notice of fame and let Jillian torture my aching (but growing) muscles, I still had to shower and make myself presentable (one of the negative, time-sucking ramifications of deciding to venture out into the world instead of staying at home with a couple of cuddly mutts – mutts who, after their mischievous and completely accidental consumption of chicken grease from the trap in the grill last night, decided to vomit all over the floor before I left), so I didn’t actually leave my dwelling until half past eleven.
Second, I finally made my way to the trendy coffee place (no Starbucks or chain bookstore for me today, thankyouverymuch – I like to support the local businesses) and my hands are shaking, either because I waited so long to have coffee or the shock of the super syrupy sweet stuff – as opposed to the plain ol’ black stuff I brew at home – was just too much for my unstable system and now I’m having difficulty just writing this post.
I know that can’t be good, but let’s just worry about one thing at a time.
The difficulty I’m having might also be due to the fact that I’m not used to writing with all this… stimulation around. There are colors and lights and music and other people I keep finding that my fingers have stopped typing in order for my ears to better pick up on their conversations or for my mind to wonder what other people are writing.
I’ve never been good at multi-tasking.
Like, is the girl next to me writing a future best-selling novel? An obscure but insightful blog post? An article for a fashion magazine about the merits of owning a pair of red pumps? A thought-provoking Facebook status?
Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s good.
So maybe this isn’t the best environment for me to work. It’s the music that makes it the most difficult. I don’t listen to music while I write at home, because, well… all I end up doing is listening to the music.
Speaking of music, you’ll never guess who just walked in. (Seriously, you’ll never guess because I’ve never told you about him.) His name is Miraj, and I met him at the wine bar, where he brilliantly performs various acoustics for one of the regular singers. He looked shocked to see me outside of the wine bar (picture your reaction the first time you saw a teacher at the grocery store or anywhere outside the classroom – it’s freaky), and apparently this coffee bar is his second home. He hosts various open mic nights here on a regular basis, and after we spent the last half hour chatting, I’m excited because I’ve officially found my in for half-price fancy coffee in Fayetteville.
And It only took me 4 years.
So. Even though I have now been here for over an hour and what you see in this post is all I have managed to write in said hour, I consider this time well spent.
I actually intended to post a recipe this afternoon – a recipe I’m really excited to share – but I’m afraid it will now have to wait until tomorrow because I’ve rambled for 615 words about coffee and why are you still even reading this?